Jackson County Public Schools School District

398 Hospital Road
Sylva, NC 28779-5196
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public preschools serving 1,237 students in Jackson County Public Schools School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public pre schools in North Carolina.
Public Preschools in Jackson County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the North Carolina public pre school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public preschool average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
9 Schools
976 Schools
# Students
3,508 Students
449,714 Students
# Teachers
242 Teachers
32,939 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Jackson County Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 90% has increased from 87% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#205 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Jackson County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
46%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jackson County Public 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.
44%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jackson County Public 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.
90%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Jackson County Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.51
0.72
# American Indian Students
245 Students
6,715 Students
% American Indian Students
7%
1%
# Asian Students
51 Students
16,990 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
640 Students
98,653 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
22%
# Black Students
40 Students
113,088 Students
% Black Students
1%
25%
# White Students
2,362 Students
188,648 Students
% White Students
67%
42%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
659 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
177 Students
24,961 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
50
21,054
# Students in K Grade:
258
72,400
# Students in 1st Grade:
268
69,634
# Students in 2nd Grade:
235
71,332
# Students in 3rd Grade:
244
68,518
# Students in 4th Grade:
254
67,887
# Students in 5th Grade:
278
65,758
# Students in 6th Grade:
254
4,881
# Students in 7th Grade:
263
3,622
# Students in 8th Grade:
272
3,587
# Students in 9th Grade:
315
226
# Students in 10th Grade:
285
242
# Students in 11th Grade:
298
194
# Students in 12th Grade:
234
379
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,826 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,614 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$45 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Jackson County Public 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 (20-21)
$44 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Jackson County Public 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 (20-21)
$12,826
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Jackson County Public 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 (20-21)
$12,614
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Jackson County Public 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 Jackson County Public Schools School District Public Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fairview Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
251 Big Orange Way
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-2819
Grades: PK-8
| 729 students
Rank: #22.
Blue Ridge School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717
(828) 743-2646
Grades: PK-6
| 154 students
Rank: #33.
Smokey Mountain Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
884 Us Hwy 441n
Whittier, NC 28789
(828) 497-5535
Grades: PK-8
| 354 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 3,508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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