Hiwassee Dam High School

  • Hiwassee Dam High School serves 203 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • Hiwassee Dam High School operates within the Cherokee County s School District.
  • Cherokee County s School District's 87% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 203 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 203 students
Hiwassee Dam High School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender % Hiwassee Dam High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Hiwassee Dam High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Hiwassee Dam High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.06 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
Hiwassee Dam High School Student Teacher Ratio (2003-2015)
Hispanic
2%
16%
Hiwassee Dam High School Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
n/a
26%
Hiwassee Dam High School Black Students (2005-2010)
White
97%
50%
Hiwassee Dam High School White Students (2005-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Hiwassee Dam High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
4%
Hiwassee Dam High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Hiwassee Dam High 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.
0.06 0.45
Hiwassee Dam High School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
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.
42%
52%
Hiwassee Dam High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
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.
14%
5%
Hiwassee Dam High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Cherokee County s School District's student population of 3,423 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,171 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,015 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Cherokee County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
1
Number of Students Managed 3,423 912
Cherokee County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 76%
Cherokee County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $34 MM $10 MM
Cherokee County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $33 MM $11 MM
Cherokee County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,171 $11,110
Cherokee County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,015 $11,529
Cherokee 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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