Best Public Schools in Cullowhee, NC


The city of Cullowhee, North Carolina is home to a single elementary school, Cullowhee Valley School, which serves grades PK-8 and has a total enrollment of 619 students. The school is part of the Jackson County Public Schools district, which is ranked 142 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Cullowhee Valley School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14:1, the lowest among the 5 elementary schools in the district, its overall performance and rankings are relatively low compared to state averages. The school's test scores are generally below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas, with only 29.5% of 8th-grade students proficient in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 44.8%. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students (68.01%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Cullowhee Valley School has consistently ranked in the bottom third of North Carolina elementary schools in recent years, with rankings ranging from 852 out of 1,514 schools in 2021-2022 to 992 out of 1,489 schools in 2020-2021. The school's low rankings and test scores, particularly in Mathematics and Reading, suggest that there may be opportunities for improvement in curriculum, instruction, and targeted interventions to support student learning. Additionally, the school's lack of racial diversity, with only 1.78% of students being African American, is another area that may warrant further investigation and attention.

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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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