Best Public Schools in Bryson City, NC


The city of Bryson City, North Carolina is home to 6 schools serving students from kindergarten through high school, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and 1 alternative school. These schools are part of the Swain County Schools district, as well as the Mountain Discovery Charter School district.

Among the standout schools in the area is Mountain Discovery Charter School, which serves grades K-8 and has a relatively small student population of 174. This charter school stands out with higher test scores, particularly in mathematics and science, and a higher statewide ranking of 2 out of 5 stars compared to the other schools in the Swain County district. Another notable school is Swain County West Elementary, which has the highest percentage of white students (74.69%) and the lowest percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients (99.26%) among the schools in the data set.

The schools in Bryson City have a diverse student population, with a significant representation of Native American students. However, the data suggests potential equity issues, as some schools perform better than others on metrics like test scores and statewide rankings. The variation in spending per student, ranging from $6,438 at Cherokee Extension School to $12,889 at Swain County High School, raises questions about the fairness of resource allocation within the district.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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