Smoky Mountain High School

100 Smoky Mountain Dr, Sylva, NC 28779 | (828) 586-2177
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 788
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2.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 788 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: No
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 100 Smoky Mountain Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Jay Grissom
  • Fax: (828) 586-2374
  • Website: www.jcpsmail.org
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
College Board Number: 343904
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 788
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 56.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 387 (49.1%)
  • Females: 401 (50.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 66 (8.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 238 (30.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 304 (38.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Smoky Mountain High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian678.5%
Black111.4%
Asian60.8%
Hispanic293.7%
White67585.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Smoky Mountain High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade18924.0%
10th Grade20626.1%
11th Grade19825.1%
12th Grade19524.7%
Graduation Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
72.9%
District:
66.5%
State:
71.7%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2.5

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3 reviews for Smoky Mountain High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 04, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great School. I have had one graduate one is a sophomore and one will be going. My oldest loved the school and her teachers. My son makes straight A's and plays sports and also loves it. Low crime and violence in the area. Wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 22, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is extremely unsatisfactory, academically and in extra curricular activities also. The staff/administration/coaches do not care about the student or their futures. I have a son who is graduating this semester and one who graduated 4 years ago. Both are bright kids who could have stellar collegiate opportunities, but neither were encouraged, as a matter of fact, the latter was demoralized so severely that he is not pursuing a college education at all based solely on this coaches harsh, abusive words. The kids who leave this High School are not academically prepared for College. I would avoid sending my child to this school at all cost.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Smoky Mountain High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on EOC and EOG state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Civics and Economics
  • English I
  • Geometry
  • Physical Science
  • US History
  • Writing
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Percent Tested
School:
59.8%
District:
53.6%
State:
63.0%
Math Average Score
School:
502.0
District:
500.0
State:
511.0
Critical Reading Average Score
School:
496.0
District:
493.0
State:
497.0
Writing Average Score
School:
475.0
District:
471.0
State:
477.0
Overall Average Score
School:
1,473.0
District:
1,464.0
State:
1,485.0
AYP Information (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No

EOC - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

EOC - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
201068.7%75.0%77.9%
200960.8%65.1%67.9%
 
Algebra II Test
201093.2%91.8%84.9%
200974.6%70.4%72.9%
 
Biology Test
201092.0%91.1%81.2%
200988.0%80.5%71.3%
 
Civics and Economics Test
201074.0%72.9%78.7%
200968.8%65.7%71.3%
 
English I Test
201085.6%85.2%82.8%
200976.1%78.0%74.3%
 
Geometry Test
201091.8%91.8%82.3%
200987.1%83.1%73.3%
 
Physical Science Test
201091.2%86.5%76.4%
200983.6%80.6%62.7%
 
US History Test
201084.4%77.5%81.6%
200972.8%68.2%71.2%
 

EOG - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Writing Test
201074.2%71.9%70.4%
200977.3%71.3%71.1%
 
Source: NC Department of Education 2009-2010

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