Swain County High School

1415 Fontana Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713 | (828) 488-2152
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 618
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 618 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: No
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1415 Fontana Road, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Keith Nuckolls
  • Fax: (828) 488-0523
  • Website: www.swain.k12.nc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
College Board Number: 340460
School District Details
  • Swain County Schools District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,690
  • Graduation Rate: 68.8%
  • Dropout Rate: 7.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.1
  • Enrolled Students: 2,008

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 618
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 48.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 311 (50.3%)
  • Females: 307 (49.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 63 (10.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 269 (43.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 332 (53.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Swain County High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian17227.8%
Black30.5%
Asian50.8%
Hispanic162.6%
White42268.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Swain County High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade20433.0%
10th Grade16025.9%
11th Grade12520.2%
12th Grade12920.9%
Graduation Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
71.1%
District:
71.1%
State:
71.7%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Swain County High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on EOC and EOG state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civics and Economics
  • English I
  • Geometry
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • US History
  • Writing
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Percent Tested
School:
42.2%
District:
41.2%
State:
63.0%
Math Average Score
School:
481.0
District:
481.0
State:
511.0
Critical Reading Average Score
School:
479.0
District:
479.0
State:
497.0
Writing Average Score
School:
451.0
District:
451.0
State:
477.0
Overall Average Score
School:
1,411.0
District:
1,411.0
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
201068.5%72.9%77.9%
200949.1%55.9%67.9%
 
Algebra II Test
201086.5%86.5%84.9%
200972.7%74.1%72.9%
 
Biology Test
201071.1%71.1%81.2%
200957.8%67.6%71.3%
 
Civics and Economics Test
201090.4%90.4%78.7%
200967.5%67.5%71.3%
 
English I Test
201086.7%86.7%82.8%
200967.3%66.3%74.3%
 
Geometry Test
201076.3%76.3%82.3%
200975.0%75.2%73.3%
 
Physical Science Test
201080.8%80.8%76.4%
200975.0%75.0%62.7%
 
US History Test
201075.0%75.0%81.6%
200964.6%71.5%71.2%
 
Chemistry Test
200979.2%74.4%77.7%
 
Physics Test
200985.7%85.7%85.9%
 

EOG - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Writing Test
201071.9%71.9%70.4%
200972.2%69.2%71.1%
 
Source: NC Department of Education 2009-2010

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