Scotts Creek Elementary School

516 Parris Branch

Sylva, NC 28779
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (828)631-2740
  • Scotts Creek Elementary School serves 492 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 38% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Scotts Creek Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Scotts Creek Elementary School operates within the Jackson County School District.

School Overview

  • Scotts Creek Elementary School's student population of 492 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students492 students
Scotts Creek Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Scotts Creek Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Scotts Creek Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeScotts Creek Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Scotts Creek Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Scotts Creek Elementary School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
Scotts Creek Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
3%
1%
Scotts Creek Elementary School American Indian Students (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
3%
Scotts Creek Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
8%
16%
Scotts Creek Elementary School Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
2%
26%
Scotts Creek Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
83%
50%
Scotts Creek Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Scotts Creek Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsScotts Creek Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.310.46
Scotts Creek Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
52%
Scotts Creek Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
Scotts Creek Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Scotts Creek Elementary School is Jackson County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Jackson County School District's student population of 3,724 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,544 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,413 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameJackson County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    1
    Number of Students Managed3,724870
    Jackson County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    45%
    47%
    District Total Revenue$39 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$35 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,544$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,413$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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