Smokey Mountain Elementary School

  • Smokey Mountain Elementary School serves 409 students in grades KG-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • Smokey Mountain Elementary School operates within the Jackson County s School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 409 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 409 students
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Smokey Mountain Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Smokey Mountain Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
37%
1%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
3%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
12%
16%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
2%
26%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Black Students (1996-2015)
White
45%
50%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Smokey Mountain Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.65 0.45
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
52%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
5%
Smokey Mountain Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Jackson County s School District's student population of 3,712 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,008 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,334 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Jackson County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
1
Number of Students Managed 3,712 912
Jackson County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $37 MM $10 MM
Jackson County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $34 MM $11 MM
Jackson County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,008 $11,110
Jackson County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,334 $11,529
Jackson County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bryson CitySwain Co East Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 458 students
    3.9 miles
    4747 Ela Rd
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-0939
    3.9PK-5458
  • CherokeeCherokee Elementary School
    Grades: KG-8
    5.5 miles
    Po Box 134
    CherokeeNC 28719
    (828)497-9130
    5.5KG-8n/a
  • CherokeeCherokee High School
    Grades: 7-12
    6.2 miles
    Acquoni Road Po Box 134
    CherokeeNC 28719
    (828)497-5511
    6.27-12n/a
  • Bryson CityCherokee Extension School
    Grades: KG-12 | 87 students
    7 miles
    Po Box 2340
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3129
    7KG-1287
  • Bryson CitySwain County Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 529 students
    7 miles
    135 Arlington Ave
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3480
    76-8529

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
July 25, 2017
Learn about arguments behind the debate that currently exists between proponents and opponents of providing public school daycare for teen parents.
July 25, 2017
You may have heard of No Child Left Behind, but might be confused as to what it means to you and how it affects your children's education. This report will explain what No Child Left Behind is, why it was created, and how your child can benefit from it. It will also discuss some potential controversies surrounding the legislation.
July 25, 2017
Read why good diet and nutrition is important for high student performance.