Hiwassee Dam High School

267 Blue Eagle Circle,

Murphy, NC, 28906

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

215 students

Hiwassee Dam High School serves 215 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
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 215 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 215 students
Hiwassee Dam High School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Hiwassee Dam High School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Hiwassee Dam High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Hiwassee Dam High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
13%
Hiwassee Dam High School Hispanic (2003-2010)
Black
n/a
27%
Hiwassee Dam High School Black (2005-2010)
White
99%
52%
Hiwassee Dam High School White (2003-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hiwassee Dam High School Sch Ethnicity Hiwassee Dam 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.
0.02 0.89
Hiwassee Dam High School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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%
Hiwassee Dam High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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.
15%
8%
Hiwassee Dam High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,523 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
4
Number of Students Managed 3,523 1,206
Cherokee County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 84% 74%
Cherokee County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $39 MM n/a
Cherokee County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $38 MM n/a
Cherokee County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,324 $0
Cherokee County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,225 $0
Cherokee County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tri-county Early Col High School (8.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Murphy Middle School (11.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Copper Basin Elementary School (10.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Murphy Hiwassee Dam Elementary Middle
    337 Blue Eagle Circle
    Murphy , NC , 28906
    (828)644-5115
    0  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Murphy Ranger Elementary Middle
    101 Hardy Truett Rd
    Murphy , NC , 28906
    (828)644-5111
    6.4  mi  |  339  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Murphy Tri-county Early Col High School
    4600 Hwy 64 East
    Murphy , NC , 28906
    (828)835-4298
    8.7  mi  |  120  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Copperhill Copper Basin High School
    205 Cougar
    Copperhill , TN , 37317
    (423)496-3291
    10.7  mi  |  345  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Copperhill Copper Basin Elementary School
    206 Cougar
    Copperhill , TN , 37317
    (423)496-3271
    10.7  mi  |  436  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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