Swain County High School

  • Swain County High School serves 571 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Swain County High 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 bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Swain County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Swain County High School's student population of 571 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students571 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Swain County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Swain County High School is 0.50, which is more 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)35-39%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Swain County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Swain County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
26%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Swain County High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Swain County High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Swain County High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Swain County High School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
White
66%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Swain County High School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Swain County High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.500.46
This chart display the diversity score of Swain County High School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate80-84%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Swain County High School and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Swain County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Swain County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSwain County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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