Macon County Schools School District

1202 Old Murphy Road
Franklin, NC 28734
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public middle schools serving 1,248 students in Macon County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Macon County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
12 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
4,466 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
332 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Macon County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 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 89% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#155 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Macon County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Macon 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.
51%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Macon 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.
63%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Macon 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 Macon County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.41
0.70
# American Indian Students
17 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
30 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
945 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
19%
# Black Students
32 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
1%
26%
# White Students
3,312 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
74%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
134 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
57
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
364
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
343
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
340
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
339
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
328
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
293
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
312
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
375
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
347
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
430
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
350
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
296
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
292
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,601 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,797 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$52 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Macon 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
$53 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Macon 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
$11,601
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Macon 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
$11,797
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Macon 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 Macon County Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Highlands School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
545 Pierson Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2147
Grades: K-12
| 360 students
Rank: #22.
Nantahala School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
213 Windingstairs Rd
Topton, NC 28781
(828) 321-4388
Grades: K-12
| 85 students
Rank: #33.
Macon Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1345 Wells Grove Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 524-3766
Grades: 7-8
| 598 students
Rank: #44.
Macon Virtual Academy
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1202 Old Murphy Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 524-3314
Grades: K-8
| 82 students
Rank: #55.
Union Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
158 Union School Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 369-1277
Grades: 7-12
| 123 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 12 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 4,466 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : 89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 51% (Top 50%)
  • : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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