Best Public Schools in Whittier, NC


Summary:

The city of Whittier, North Carolina has only one public school serving grades PK-8, Smokey Mountain Elementary. This school is part of the Jackson County Public Schools district and has a total enrollment of 353 students. While the school has a diverse student population, it faces significant academic challenges, with test scores consistently lagging behind district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas.

Smokey Mountain Elementary has a high percentage of students (77.9%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. Despite the school's higher-than-average spending per student of $11,755, these additional resources do not appear to be translating into improved academic outcomes. The school's student-teacher ratio of 14.1 is better than 2 other elementary schools in the district, which could be a positive factor in supporting student learning.

Overall, the data suggests that Smokey Mountain Elementary is facing significant academic and socioeconomic challenges that need to be addressed through targeted interventions and support. The school's performance lags behind both the district and state averages, and the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students may be a contributing factor. Further analysis and targeted strategies may be needed to help improve the school's academic outcomes and support the success of its students.

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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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