Cullowhee Valley School

  • Cullowhee Valley School serves 569 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Cullowhee Valley School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Cullowhee Valley School's student population of 569 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students569 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Cullowhee Valley School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Cullowhee Valley School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cullowhee Valley School is 0.46, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Cullowhee Valley School and the average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
American Indian
4%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Cullowhee Valley School and percentage of American Indian students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of Asian students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of Hispanic students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of Black students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
70%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of White students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of students of two or more races in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Carolina by year.NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.460.46
This chart display the diversity score of Cullowhee Valley School and the average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cullowhee Valley School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
An excellent school with amazing, caring, and talented group of teachers. The music program is wonderful, under the past Athletic Director (for 8 years) the sports programs were on top, winning countless championships. A great school
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5  
All my children went to Cullowhee Valley School and I volunteered there for many years. It is great school. The teachers care very much about the children and children recieve excellent care and teaching.
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5  
We had just moved here from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and our child went to Private catholic education last year...very impressed with this school- it is organized, the teacher-student ratio is low, the teacher is wonderful, love the atheletic programs and the learning with musical influence. Everyone is very kind and friendly!!
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