Haywood County Schools School District

1230 N Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786-3461
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Haywood County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 6,640 students in Haywood County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Haywood County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
15 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
6,640 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
480 Teachers
100,983 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Haywood County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 86% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#72 out of 325 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Haywood County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Haywood County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
58%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Haywood County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
78%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Haywood County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Haywood County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.26
0.70
# American Indian Students
38 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
48 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
614 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
20%
# Black Students
61 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
1%
25%
# White Students
5,682 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
85%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
211 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
101
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
517
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
477
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
465
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
491
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
517
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
479
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
479
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
481
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
531
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
654
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
537
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
475
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
436
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,326 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,189 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$82 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Haywood County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$81 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Haywood County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,326
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Haywood County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,189
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Haywood County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Haywood County Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Haywood Early College
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 565-4000
Grades: 9-13
| 173 students
Rank: #22.
Riverbend Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
71 Learning Lane
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-6565
Grades: K-5
| 192 students
Rank: #33.
Pisgah High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Black Bear Drive
Canton, NC 28716
(828) 646-3440
Grades: 9-12
| 950 students
Rank: #44.
Bethel Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4700 Old River Road
Canton, NC 28716
(828) 646-3448
Grades: K-5
| 508 students
Rank: #55.
Tuscola High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
564 Tuscola School Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-2408
Grades: 9-12
| 907 students
Rank: #66.
Bethel Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
630 Sonoma Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 646-3442
Grades: 6-8
| 241 students
Rank: #77.
Junaluska Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2238 Asheville Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-2407
Grades: K-5
| 409 students
Rank: #88.
North Canton Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
60 Thompson St
Canton, NC 28716
(828) 646-3444
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #99.
Hazelwood Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1111 Plott Creek Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-2406
Grades: PK-5
| 464 students
Rank: #1010.
Clyde Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4182 Old Clyde Road
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-2206
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Jonathan Valley Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
410 Hall Drive
Waynesville, NC 28785
(828) 926-3207
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Meadowbrook Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
85 Morningstar Rd
Canton, NC 28716
(828) 646-3445
Grades: PK-5
| 214 students
Rank: #1313.
Waynesville Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
495 Brown Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-2403
Grades: 6-8
| 767 students
Rank: #1414.
Canton Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
60 Penland St
Canton, NC 28716
(828) 646-3467
Grades: 6-8
| 483 students
Rank: #1515.
Central Haywood High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3215 Broad Street
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-9944
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Haywood County Schools School District?
Haywood County Schools School District manages 15 public schools serving 6,640 students.
What is the rank of Haywood County Schools School District?
Haywood County Schools School District is ranked #80 out of 325 school districts in North Carolina (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of North Carolina school districts for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest science proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Haywood County Schools School District?
85% of Haywood County Schools School District students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Haywood County Schools School District?
Haywood County Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Haywood County Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,189 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 15 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 6,640 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : 89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 65% (Top 20%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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