Swain County High School

1415 Fontana Rd

Bryson City, NC 28713-6951

Tel: (828)488-2152
Grades: 9-12

593 students

Swain County High School serves 593 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Swain County High School operates within the Swain County s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 593 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 593 students
Swain County High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Students by Grade Swain County High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Swain County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
29%
1%
Hispanic
3%
13%
White
64%
52%
All Ethnic Groups Swain County High School Sch Ethnicity Swain County High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.44
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
45%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,170 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 91% over five years.
School District Name Swain County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
4
Number of Students Managed 2,170 1,682
Graduation Rate 80% 74%
Swain County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $21 MM $19 MM
Swain County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $20 MM $18 MM
Swain County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,728 $11,105
Swain County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,263 $10,880
Swain County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cherokee Extension High School (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Swain County Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swain Co West Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bryson CitySwain Co West Elementary School
    4142 Hwy 74 West
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-2119
    2.9 mi | 402 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Bryson CitySwain County Middle School
    135 Arlington Ave
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3480
    2.9 mi | 540 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Bryson CityMountain Discovery Charter
    Charter School
    890 Jenkins Branch
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-1222
    Charter School

    3 mi | 174 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Bryson CityCherokee Extension High School
    280 School Dr
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3129
    3 mi | 102 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • WhittierSwain Co East Elementary School
    4747 Ela Rd
    WhittierNC 28789
    (828)488-0939
    8.1 mi | 426 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
North Carolina public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.44, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in North Carolina is Lexington City Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.