Swain County High School

Tel: (828)488-2152
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Swain County High School operates within the Swain County s School District.
  • Swain County s School District's 80-84% graduation rate is lower than the North Carolina state average of 88%.

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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
Swain County High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Swain County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Swain County High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeSwain County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Swain County High 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 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
Swain County High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
26%
1%
Swain County High School American Indian Students (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
3%
Swain County High School Asian Students (2002-2010)
Hispanic
3%
16%
Swain County High School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
n/a
26%
Swain County High School Black Students (1989-2009)
White
66%
50%
Swain County High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
5%
4%
Swain County High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSwain County High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.46
Swain County High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate80-84%
88%
Swain County High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
52%
Swain County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
Swain County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Swain County High School is Swain County s 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.
    • Swain County s School District's student population of 2,039 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80-84% has increased from 70-74% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,270 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,935 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameSwain County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    1
    Number of Students Managed2,039870
    Swain County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    47%
    District Graduation Rate80-84%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$21 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$21 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,270$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,935$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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