Macon County Schools


The Macon County Schools district in North Carolina consists of 12 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 3 alternative schools. The district serves a diverse student population, with varying levels of racial diversity and high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant socioeconomic challenges.

Within the district, two schools stand out as exceptional performers. Macon Early College High School is the highest-performing school, ranking 109th out of 626 high schools in North Carolina and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Similarly, the alternative Highlands School demonstrates exceptional academic achievement, with students scoring significantly above the district and state averages on standardized tests.

However, the district also faces significant disparities in test score performance, with some schools, such as Union Academy, lagging behind the district and state averages. Additionally, the wide range in per-student spending, from $5,764 at Macon Early College to $21,882 at Nantahala School, suggests that resource allocation may not be evenly distributed across the district. Addressing these disparities and leveraging the best practices of the top-performing schools could help improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students in the Macon County Schools district.

District Detail

 1202 Old Murphy Road
Franklin, NC 28734

 (828) 524-3314

SchoolDigger Rank:
111th of 243 North Carolina districts

See the 2023 North Carolina District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-13
Students: 4,450

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 3
Alternative Schools: 3
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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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