Swain County High School

1415 Fontana Rd

Bryson City, NC 28713-6951

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

587 students

Swain County High School serves 587 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% 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 587 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 587 students
Swain County High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Swain County High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
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 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Swain County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
28%
1%
Swain County High School American Indian (1988-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Swain County High School Asian (2002-2010)
Hispanic
3%
14%
Swain County High School Hispanic (1992-2013)
White
66%
52%
Swain County High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
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.
0.49 0.45
Swain County High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
48%
47%
Swain County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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%
7%
Swain County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,180 students has grown by 9% 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
1
Number of Students Managed 2,180 1,330
Swain County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 80% 74%
Swain County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $21 MM $19 MM
District Spending $20 MM $18 MM
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 School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cherokee Extension School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cherokee Extension School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bryson CityCherokee Extension School
    280 School Dr
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3129
    1.5 mi | 96 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • Bryson CitySwain County Middle School
    135 Arlington Ave
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3480
    1.5 mi | 555 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Bryson CityMountain Discovery Charter
    Charter School
    890 Jenkins Branch Rd North
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-1222
    Charter School

    2.6 mi | 171 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Bryson CitySwain Co West Elementary School
    4142 Hwy 19 West
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-2119
    4.5 mi | 409 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Bryson CitySwain Co East Elementary School
    4747 Ela Rd
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-0939
    5.3 mi | 427 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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