Hiwassee Dam High School
Hiwassee Dam High School serves 161 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 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 54% (majority Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 161 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%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
Hiwassee Dam High School's student population of 161 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
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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 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#835 out of 2571 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
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