Cullowhee Valley School

  • Cullowhee Valley School serves 589 students in grades KG-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • Cullowhee Valley School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 589 students has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 589 students
Cullowhee Valley School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Cullowhee Valley School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Cullowhee Valley School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Cullowhee Valley School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.40 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 13:1 16:1
Cullowhee Valley School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
3%
1%
Cullowhee Valley School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
1%
3%
Cullowhee Valley School Asian Students (1994-2015)
Hispanic
19%
16%
Cullowhee Valley School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
n/a
26%
Cullowhee Valley School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
75%
50%
Cullowhee Valley School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Cullowhee Valley School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Cullowhee Valley School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Cullowhee Valley School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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.
0.40 0.45
Cullowhee Valley School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
51%
52%
Cullowhee Valley School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
10%
5%
Cullowhee Valley School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Jackson County s School District's student population of 3,712 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,008 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,334 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Jackson County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
1
Number of Students Managed 3,712 912
Jackson County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $37 MM $10 MM
Jackson County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $34 MM $11 MM
Jackson County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,008 $11,110
Jackson County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,334 $11,529
Jackson County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  10/14/2013
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  1/5/2012
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  1/11/2007
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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