Best Public Schools in Zip Code 28789


The 28789 zip code area has only one school, Smokey Mountain Elementary, a public school serving grades PK-8 with a total enrollment of 353 students. The school serves a diverse student population, with a high percentage (77.9%) of economically disadvantaged students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

Academically, Smokey Mountain Elementary struggles, with standardized test scores significantly below the district and state averages across multiple grade levels and subject areas. In mathematics, proficiency rates range from 13.2% to 41.4%, while in reading, they range from 23.1% to 50%. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of North Carolina elementary schools and maintains a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite the school's academic challenges, it appears to have a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.1 and above-average per-student spending of $11,755. This raises questions about the effective utilization of resources and the need to explore potential areas for improvement in the school's educational practices and support systems to address the underlying factors contributing to the observed underperformance.

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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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