Jackson County Public Schools


The Jackson County Public Schools district in North Carolina consists of 9 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 4 high schools, and no middle or alternative schools. The district serves a diverse student population with varying socioeconomic backgrounds and academic performance levels.

Among the standout schools in the district, Fairview Elementary ranks in the top 25% of elementary schools in the state, with strong test scores across grades 3-8. In contrast, Smokey Mountain Elementary lags behind, ranking in the bottom 5% of elementary schools and having the lowest test scores in the district. The high-performing Jackson County Early College serves a relatively more affluent student population, while the low-performing Jackson Community School has the highest free/reduced lunch rate in the district.

The data reveals a stark contrast in school performance within the Jackson County Public Schools district, with a strong correlation between a school's socioeconomic status and its academic performance. The district may need to re-evaluate its resource allocation to address these disparities and ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education.

District Detail

 398 Hospital Road
Sylva, NC 28779-5196

 (828) 586-2311

SchoolDigger Rank:
142nd of 243 North Carolina districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-13
Students: 3,557

Primary Schools: 5
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 4
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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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