Mountain Discovery Charter School


Mountain Discovery Charter School is the sole elementary school serving grades K-8 in the Mountain Discovery Charter School district located in Bryson City, North Carolina. With a diverse student population of 174 students, the school stands out for its strong performance in science and upper-grade math and reading, though its overall state ranking and 2-star rating suggest more inconsistent academic achievement across all subjects and grade levels.

Mountain Discovery Charter School excels in science, with 71.4% of 5th graders and 94.7% of 8th graders proficient or better on the EOG science exam, exceeding the state averages. The school also boasts above-average math proficiency rates in grades 7 and 8, as well as high reading proficiency in grades 4 and 8, outperforming the state in these subject areas. However, the school's overall state ranking of 816 out of 1,502 North Carolina elementary schools places it in the bottom half, indicating more inconsistent performance across all grades and subjects.

With a diverse student population that is 77.01% white, 12.07% Native American, and 8.05% two or more races, Mountain Discovery Charter School has an opportunity to explore how its curriculum and teaching methods are tailored to meet the needs of this diverse student body. Additionally, the lack of data on the school's free and reduced-price lunch rate makes it difficult to assess the school's performance in the context of its students' socioeconomic backgrounds, which could provide valuable insights into the school's challenges and successes.

District Detail

 890 Jenkins Branch Rd N
Bryson City, NC 28713

 (828) 488-1222

SchoolDigger Rank:
84th of 243 North Carolina districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 174

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
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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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