Swain County High School

Swain County High School serves 591 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Swain County High School operates within the Swain County s School District.
Swain County s School District's 56% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 591 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 591 students
Swain County High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Swain County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Swain County High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Swain County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 13:1 16:1
Swain County High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
26%
1%
Swain County High School American Indian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
2%
15%
Swain County High School Black Students (1992-2013)
White
65%
51%
Swain County High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
7%
4%
Swain County High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.51 0.45
Swain County High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
43%
47%
Swain County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
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.
14%
7%
Swain County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Swain County s School District's student population of 2,016 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 56% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,643 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,296 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Swain County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
1
Number of Students Managed 2,016 1,120
Swain County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 56% 76%
Swain County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $21 MM $18 MM
Swain County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $21 MM $18 MM
Swain County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,643 $10,864
Swain County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,296 $10,591
Swain County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Cherokee Extension School (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Swain County Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swain Co West Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bryson CitySwain Co West Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 459 students
    2.9 miles
    4142 Hwy 19 West
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-2119
    2.9KG-5459
  • Bryson CitySwain County Middle School
    Grades: 6-8
    2.9 miles
    135 Arlington Ave
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3480
    2.96-8n/a
  • Bryson CityCherokee Extension School
    Grades: KG-12 | 85 students
    3 miles
    280 School Dr
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-3129
    3KG-1285
  • Bryson CityMountain Discovery CharterCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 178 students
    3 miles
    890 Jenkins Branch Rd North
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-1222
    3KG-8178
  • Bryson CitySwain Co East Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 444 students
    8.1 miles
    4747 Ela Rd
    Bryson CityNC 28713
    (828)488-0939
    8.1KG-5444

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