Swain County High School

Public 9-12

 1415 Fontana Road
       Bryson City, NC  28713


(828) 488-2152

District: Swain County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
391st of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,889 Help


Feeder schools for Swain County High School:

Elementary:    Swain County East Elementary
    Swain County West Elementary
Middle:    Swain County Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  560

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.5%
American Indian:
18.0%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.4% Help


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Compare Details Swain County High School ranks worse than 62.5% of high schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.5%), American Indian (18%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swain County High School is 14.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Swain County High School is $12,889.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Swain County High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Swain County High School 391st of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Swain County High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:
Native American students:
White students:


Swain County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Swain County Schools 146th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Swain County High School

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Rank History for all students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.80 172nd 431 60.1%
2007 52.35 207th 453 54.3%
2008 58.47 167th 477 65.0%
2009 51.19 246th 490 49.8%
2010 53.75 252nd 499 49.5%
2011 58.35 204th 506 59.7%
2012 31.51 363rd 502 27.7%
2013 21.24 373rd 505 26.1%
2014 23.20 325th 451 27.9%
2015 33.50 315th 531 40.7%
2016 25.07 350th 507 31.0%
2017 25.78 335th 476 29.6%
2018 44.14 247th 469 47.3%
2019 37.13 296th 514 42.4%
2021 36.58 355th 594 40.2%
2022 45.99 314th 621 49.4%
2023 35.75 391st 626 37.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.52 112th 226 50.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.64 157th 424 63.0%
2019 42.85 188th 446 57.8%
2021 29.88 272nd 432 37.0%
2022 43.03 263rd 544 51.7%
2023 39.11 325th 597 45.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.23 237th 449 47.2%
2019 38.68 281st 475 40.8%
2021 41.85 239th 475 49.7%
2022 51.02 277th 594 53.4%
2023 36.06 372nd 588 36.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.64 211th 349 39.5%
2019 56.45 107th 364 70.6%
2021 24.11 283rd 334 15.3%
2022 49.37 121st 330 63.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.82 203rd 325 37.5%
2021 61.16 146th 337 56.7%
2022 56.04 214th 398 46.2%
2023 39.83 308th 403 23.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.70 272nd 463 41.3%
2019 34.00 300th 488 38.5%
2021 30.87 296th 481 38.5%
2022 40.23 333rd 585 43.1%
2023 33.68 391st 602 35.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.30 393rd 449 12.5%
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Rank History for Native American students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.69 6th 16 62.5%
2019 35.66 14th 17 17.6%
2021 71.32 1st 13 92.3%
2022 56.04 3rd 15 80.0%
2023 57.48 3rd 16 81.3%
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Rank History for White students at Swain County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.89 333rd 427 22.0%
2019 29.50 318th 444 28.4%
2021 23.18 333rd 439 24.1%
2022 33.45 367th 534 31.3%
2023 22.90 443rd 537 17.5%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Swain County High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 524 4 1 0 115 n/a n/a 0 644
1989 472 4 1 0 116 n/a n/a 0 593
1990 444 2 0 0 124 n/a n/a 0 570
1991 448 2 0 0 140 n/a n/a 0 590
1992 383 2 0 3 108 n/a n/a 2 498
1993 387 2 0 0 132 n/a n/a 0 521
1994 380 2 0 0 123 n/a n/a 0 505
1995 365 1 1 4 111 n/a n/a 0 482
1996 365 1 1 4 111 n/a n/a 0 482
1997 350 1 1 5 96 n/a n/a 0 453
1998 356 2 2 6 120 n/a n/a 0 486
1999 364 9 1 5 118 n/a n/a 0 497
2000 374 6 1 5 107 n/a n/a 0 493
2001 390 4 1 3 99 n/a n/a 0 497
2002 389 5 2 5 103 n/a n/a 0 504
2003 389 5 2 5 103 n/a n/a 0 504
2004 421 5 1 10 106 n/a n/a 0 543
2005 413 5 1 14 115 n/a n/a 0 548
2006 427 6 1 14 124 n/a n/a 0 572
2007 445 3 1 14 128 n/a n/a 3 594
2008 416 1 4 15 123 n/a n/a 3 562
2009 327 6 4 12 96 n/a n/a 0 445
2010 422 3 5 16 172 n/a n/a 0 618
2011 399 1 3 17 186 0 7 0 613
2012 384 0 1 18 176 0 14 0 593
2013 385 0 0 19 168 0 15 0 587
2014 382 1 0 16 150 0 42 0 591
2015 375 4 1 23 157 0 30 0 590
2016 375 4 2 21 146 0 23 0 571
2017 383 4 2 17 131 1 23 0 561
2018 389 3 4 23 118 1 22 0 560
2019 382 3 4 23 117 1 25 0 555
2020 374 4 4 27 115 1 30 0 555
2021 380 3 5 25 108 1 35 0 557
2022 383 4 5 28 104 0 33 0 557
2023 389 5 3 25 101 0 37 0 560

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 Swain County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 644 49.0 13.1 30.4
1989 593 49.0 12.1 46.4
1990 570 48.0 11.8 50.2
1991 590 48.0 12.2 48.5
1992 498 37.0 13.4 24.9
1993 521 37.0 14.1 25.3
1994 505 42.0 12.0 30.5
1995 482 43.0 11.2 24.1
1996 482 43.0 11.2 24.1
1997 453 32.0 14.2 22.7
1998 486 46.0 10.6 28.4
1999 497 46.0 10.8 38.4
2000 493 46.0 10.7 43.8
2001 497 46.0 10.8 46.5
2002 504 46.0 11.0 43.3
2003 504 46.0 11.0 43.3
2004 543 46.0 11.8 47.3
2005 548 49.0 11.2 n/a
2006 572 49.0 11.7 43
2007 594 44.0 13.5 44.2
2008 562 46.0 12.2 45.6
2009 445 46.5 9.6 n/a
2010 618 48.6 12.7 53.7
2011 613 46.4 13.1 55.1
2012 593 44.8 13.2 57.5
2013 587 45.9 12.7 61.8
2014 591 43.8 13.4 57.5
2015 590 44.0 13.4 51.7
2016 571 46.0 12.4 47.3
2017 561 41.5 13.5 51.7
2018 560 40.0 14.0 43.4
2019 555 40.2 13.7 47.6
2020 555 36.4 15.2 42.5
2021 557 40.4 13.7 39
2022 557 39.0 14.2 26.9
2023 560 39.5 14.1 51.4

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 Swain County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 644 49.0 13.1 30.4
1989 593 49.0 12.1 46.4
1990 570 48.0 11.8 50.2
1991 590 48.0 12.2 48.5
1992 498 37.0 13.4 24.9
1993 521 37.0 14.1 25.3
1994 505 42.0 12.0 30.5
1995 482 43.0 11.2 24.1
1996 482 43.0 11.2 24.1
1997 453 32.0 14.2 22.7
1998 486 46.0 10.6 28.4
1999 497 46.0 10.8 38.4
2000 493 46.0 10.7 43.8
2001 497 46.0 10.8 46.5
2002 504 46.0 11.0 43.3
2003 504 46.0 11.0 43.3
2004 543 46.0 11.8 47.3
2005 548 49.0 11.2 n/a
2006 572 49.0 11.7 43
2007 594 44.0 13.5 44.2
2008 562 46.0 12.2 45.6
2009 445 46.5 9.6 n/a
2010 618 48.6 12.7 53.7
2011 613 46.4 13.1 55.1
2012 593 44.8 13.2 57.5
2013 587 45.9 12.7 61.8
2014 591 43.8 13.4 57.5
2015 590 44.0 13.4 51.7
2016 571 46.0 12.4 47.3
2017 561 41.5 13.5 51.7
2018 560 40.0 14.0 43.4
2019 555 40.2 13.7 47.6
2020 555 36.4 15.2 42.5
2021 557 40.4 13.7 39
2022 557 39.0 14.2 26.9
2023 560 39.5 14.1 51.4

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 Swain County High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,251 (9.7%) $11,638 (90.3%) $12,889

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Swain County 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 296th of 514 High schoolsRanks 391st of 626 High schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Swain County High School)47.240.7
 6.5%
   End of Course Biology (Swain County Schools)47.240.7
 6.5%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Swain County High School)56.659.6
 3%
   End of Course English II (Swain County Schools)56.659.6
 3%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Swain County High School)34.120.3
 13.8%
   End of Course Math I (Swain County Schools)34.120.3
 13.8%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Swain County High School)43.460.5
 17.1%
   End of Course Math III (Swain County Schools)43.460.5
 17.1%
   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 Students555560
 0.9%
African American35
 66.7%
American Indian117101
 13.7%
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic2325
 8.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White382389
 1.8%
Two or More Races2537
 48%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.6%51.4%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Swain County High School

Swain County High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Swain County East Elementary
Elementary : Swain County West Elementary
Middle : Swain County Middle School

Swain County High School ranks 391st of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Swain County High School are 69% White, 18% American Indian, 7% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 560 students attended Swain County High School.


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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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