Best Public Schools in Zip Code 28779


The 28779 zip code area in North Carolina is home to 6 schools, including 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 3 high schools, all part of the Jackson County Public Schools district. While the district as a whole is ranked 142 out of 243 districts in the state, the schools in this area show a wide range of performance, with some standouts and others struggling to meet academic standards.

The top-performing school in the area is Jackson County Early College, a high school that ranks 64th out of 626 high schools in North Carolina and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school boasts exceptional test scores, with proficiency rates ranging from 77.4% to 94.4% across different subjects, significantly outpacing the district and state averages. Another high-performing school is Fairview Elementary, which ranks 393rd out of 1,502 elementary schools in the state and also has a 4-star rating.

In contrast, some schools in the area are struggling, such as Scotts Creek Elementary and Jackson Community School, which have significantly lower test scores compared to the district and state averages. These disparities may be linked to socioeconomic factors, as the schools with the highest free/reduced lunch rates also tend to have the lowest academic performance. The wide range in spending per student, from $7,254 at Jackson County Early College to $26,010 at Jackson Community School, also raises questions about the equity of resource allocation within the district.

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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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