Mitchell County Schools School District

72 Ledger School Rd
Bakersville, NC 28705-9533
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Mitchell 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 elementary schools serving 1,138 students in Mitchell County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Mitchell County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
7 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
1,718 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
130 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Mitchell 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 85-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#161 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mitchell County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
51%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mitchell 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.
50%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mitchell 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.
67%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Mitchell 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.
85-89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mitchell County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.28
0.70
# American Indian Students
3 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
11 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
221 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
20%
# Black Students
11 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
n/a
25%
# White Students
1,446 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
84%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
34 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
136
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
106
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
118
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
115
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
136
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
113
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
115
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
146
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
153
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
146
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
146
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
146
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
142
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,040 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,785 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$22 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Mitchell 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
$22 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Mitchell 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
$13,040
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mitchell 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
$12,785
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Mitchell 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 Mitchell County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harris Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
121 Harris Street
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-3340
Grades: 6-8
| 252 students
Rank: #22.
Gouge Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
134 Laurel Street
Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 766-2260
Grades: K-4
| 233 students
Rank: #33.
Deyton Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
308 Harris Street
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-2070
Grades: 3-5
| 215 students
Rank: #44.
Bowman Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
410 S Mitchell Avenue
Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 766-3370
Grades: 5-8
| 208 students
Rank: n/an/a
Greenlee Primary
2206 Carters Ridge Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-9562
Grades: K-2
| 230 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: KG-13
  • Enrollment: 1,718 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : 85-89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 51% (Top 50%)
  • : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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