Macon Early College High School

Summary:

Macon Early College High School is a public high school in Franklin, North Carolina, serving grades 9-13 with a relatively small student population of 115. The school is part of the Macon County Schools district, which is ranked 111 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Macon Early College High School consistently outperforms the Macon County Schools district and the state of North Carolina in End-of-Course (EOC) test scores across various subjects, including Biology, English II, Math I, and Math III. The school has been ranked among the top high schools in North Carolina, placing in the top 20% in recent years. Macon Early College High School also has strong performance across different student subgroups, including female students, male students, Hispanic students, and White students. Notably, the school has seen a significant increase in the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, from 22.79% in 2020-2021 to 48.7% in 2022-2023.

Compared to nearby schools, Macon Early College High School significantly outperforms Union Academy, which is also part of the Macon County Schools district, in academic metrics such as EOC test scores and statewide rankings. Despite this, Macon Early College High School has a relatively low per-student spending of $5,764 in 2018-2019, compared to the nearby Smoky Mountain High School ($11,469) and Union Academy ($11,017). This suggests that the school is able to achieve strong academic performance with relatively limited resources.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 77 Siler Farm Road
       Franklin, NC  28734-1036


(828) 524-2002

District: Macon County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
109th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,764 Help


Feeder schools for Macon Early College High School:

Elementary:    Cartoogechaye Elementary
    East Franklin Elementary
    Iotla Valley Elementary
    South Macon Elementary
Middle:    Macon Middle School
    Mountain View Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  28.7 Help
Number of students:  115

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.1%
Hispanic:
27.8%
Asian:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Macon Early College High School ranks better than 82.6% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Macon County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.1%), Hispanic (27.8%), Asian (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Macon County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Macon Early College High School is 28.7, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Macon County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Macon Early College High School is $5,764, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Macon County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Macon Early College High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon Early College High School 109th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Macon Early College High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Macon County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon County Schools 111th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Macon Early College High School

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Rank History for all students at Macon Early College High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.04 15th 594 97.5%
2022 92.77 48th 621 92.3%
2023 84.15 109th 626 82.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Macon Early College High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.61 89th 597 85.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Macon Early College High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.55 64th 594 89.2%
2023 76.77 135th 588 77.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Macon Early College High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 94.27 47th 585 92.0%
2023 91.17 73rd 602 87.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Macon Early College High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 92.11 44th 449 90.2%
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Rank History for White students at Macon Early College High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.55 56th 534 89.5%
2023 83.82 93rd 537 82.7%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Macon Early College High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 46 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 48
2008 76 0 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 79
2009 100 1 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 106
2010 123 4 3 7 1 n/a n/a 0 138
2011 99 1 2 16 1 0 4 0 123
2012 105 2 3 22 0 0 3 0 135
2013 113 1 3 28 1 0 1 0 147
2014 104 0 4 39 1 0 1 0 149
2015 128 0 5 48 1 0 1 0 183
2016 120 0 4 46 1 0 1 0 172
2017 117 0 5 43 0 0 1 0 166
2018 106 0 4 43 0 0 1 0 154
2019 104 0 5 40 0 0 3 0 152
2020 98 1 5 31 0 0 5 0 140
2021 98 0 6 28 0 0 4 0 136
2022 91 0 5 31 0 0 2 0 129
2023 76 1 4 32 1 0 1 0 115

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Macon Early College High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 48 3.0 16.0 n/a
2008 79 4.0 19.8 38
2009 106 4.0 26.5 33
2010 138 5.0 27.6 44.9
2011 123 5.0 24.6 53.7
2012 135 5.0 27.0 54.1
2013 147 4.0 36.7 55.1
2014 149 4.0 37.2 63.1
2015 183 4.0 45.7 47.5
2016 172 3.0 57.3 44.2
2017 166 3.4 47.5 41.6
2018 154 3.0 51.3 31.2
2019 152 2.9 51.3 30.3
2020 140 2.9 46.8 25
2021 136 4.0 34.0 22.8
2022 129 4.0 32.2 12.4
2023 115 4.0 28.7 48.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Macon Early College High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 48 3.0 16.0 n/a
2008 79 4.0 19.8 38
2009 106 4.0 26.5 33
2010 138 5.0 27.6 44.9
2011 123 5.0 24.6 53.7
2012 135 5.0 27.0 54.1
2013 147 4.0 36.7 55.1
2014 149 4.0 37.2 63.1
2015 183 4.0 45.7 47.5
2016 172 3.0 57.3 44.2
2017 166 3.4 47.5 41.6
2018 154 3.0 51.3 31.2
2019 152 2.9 51.3 30.3
2020 140 2.9 46.8 25
2021 136 4.0 34.0 22.8
2022 129 4.0 32.2 12.4
2023 115 4.0 28.7 48.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Macon Early College High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $103 (1.8%) $5,661 (98.2%) $5,764

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Macon Early College High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Macon Early College High School)96.683.3
 13.3%
   End of Course Biology (Macon County Schools)52.954.2
 1.3%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Macon Early College High School)10087.1
 12.9%
   End of Course English II (Macon County Schools)60.755.1
 5.6%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Macon Early College High School)95.259.1
 36.1%
   End of Course Math I (Macon County Schools)6340.8
 22.2%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Macon Early College High School)5079.2
 29.2%
   End of Course Math III (Macon County Schools)60.368
 7.7%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.858.3
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students152115
 24.3%
African American01
American Indian01
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic4032
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White10476
 26.9%
Two or More Races31
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.3%48.7%
 18.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Macon Early College High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 115 students attended Macon Early College High School.

Macon Early College High School ranks 109th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Macon Early College High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cartoogechaye Elementary
Elementary : East Franklin Elementary
Elementary : Iotla Valley Elementary
Elementary : South Macon Elementary
Middle : Macon Middle School
Middle : Mountain View Intermediate

Students at Macon Early College High School are 66% White, 28% Hispanic, 3% Asian.


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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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