Hiwassee Dam High School

267 Blue Eagle Circle

Murphy, NC 28906

Tel: (828)644-5916
Grades: 9-12

199 students

Hiwassee Dam High School serves 199 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Hiwassee Dam High School operates within the Cherokee County s School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 199 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 199 students
Hiwassee Dam High School Total Students (2003-2013)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Hiwassee Dam High School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2013)
Students by Grade Hiwassee Dam High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less 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 12:1 14:1
Hiwassee Dam High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2013)
White
99%
52%
Hiwassee Dam High School White (2003-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Hiwassee Dam High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.02 0.45
Hiwassee Dam High School Diversity Score (2003-2013)
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.
42%
47%
Hiwassee Dam High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2013)
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.
12%
7%
Hiwassee Dam High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,533 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Cherokee County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
1
Number of Students Managed 3,533 1,330
Cherokee County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 84% 74%
Cherokee County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $39 MM $19 MM
District Spending $38 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,324 $11,105
Cherokee County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,225 $10,880
Cherokee 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 Tri-county Early College High School (8.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Murphy Middle School (11.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hiwassee Dam Elementary Middle (0 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MurphyHiwassee Dam Elementary Middle
    337 Blue Eagle Circle
    MurphyNC 28906
    (828)644-5115
    0 mi | 189 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • MurphyRanger Elementary Middle
    101 Hardy Truett Rd
    MurphyNC 28906
    (828)644-5111
    6.4 mi | 339 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • MurphyTri-county Early College High School
    21 Campus Circle
    MurphyNC 28906
    (828)835-4298
    8.7 mi | 130 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • CopperhillCopper Basin High School
    205 Cougar Dr
    CopperhillTN 37317
    (423)496-3291
    10.7 mi | 350 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • CopperhillCopper Basin Elementary School
    206 Cougar Dr
    CopperhillTN 37317
    (423)496-3271
    10.7 mi | 414 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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