Hiwassee Dam High School

267 Blue Eagle Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Hiwassee Dam High School serves 190 students in grades 9-12.
Hiwassee Dam High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Hiwassee Dam High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Hiwassee Dam High School's student population of 190 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
190 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Hiwassee Dam High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hiwassee Dam High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#835 out of 2571 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
4%
18%
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Black
n/a
25%
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White
90%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19 (Btm 50%)

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