Jackson County School of Alternatives



Jackson County School of Alternatives Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Jackson County School of Alternatives Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 1
4 3
5 2
6 4
7 2
8 7
9 3
10 9
11 18
12 16

Jackson County School of Alternatives is a public high school of the Jackson County School District located in Sylva, NC. It has 65 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Jackson County School of Alternatives is the 576th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 21,871st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 6.0 to 1.

Total Students: 65
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Full Time Teachers: 10.75

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Jackson County School of Alternatives Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 44
(68%)
575
(51%)
 Female 21
(32%)
544
(49%)

Jackson County School of Alternatives Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 53
(82%)
937
(84%)
 American Indian 8
(12%)
85
(8%)
 Hispanic 3
(5%)
72
(6%)
 Two or More 1
(2%)
9
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
9
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
7
(1%)

Jackson County School of Alternatives Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 52
(80%)
477
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 10
(15%)
122
(11%)
 Not Eligible 3
(5%)
520
(46%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Jackson County School of Alternatives is ranked 523rd out of 0 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Jackson County School of Alternatives students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 46.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Jackson County School of Alternatives Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 100
2006 93
2007 94
2008 108
2009 76
2010 75
2011 92
2012 65

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 N/A
2007 6.4
2008 8.3
2009 6
2010 6.2
2011 9
2012 6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.65
2006 0.63440860215054
2007 0.79787234042553
2008 0.69444444444444
2009 0.77631578947368
2010 0.90666666666667
2011 0.71739130434783
2012 0.95384615384615

Compare Jackson County School of Alternatives to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
600.0% 6.0:1
 
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 95.4%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Jackson County School of Alternatives
Sylva, NC
Public KG - 12 65 6:1  
Smoky Mountain High School
Sylva, NC
Public 09 - 12 782 13.5:1 5 miles
Jackson County Early College
Sylva, NC
Public 09 - 12 119 31.6:1 5 miles
Victory Christian School
Sylva, NC
Private PK - 12 74 9:1 12 miles
Tuscola High School
Waynesville, NC
Public 09 - 12 1,022 15.4:1 15 miles
Haywood Early College
Clyde, NC
Public 09 - 12 143 23.8:1 16 miles
Haywood Christian Academy
Clyde, NC
Private PK - 12 111 8:1 16 miles
Swain County High School
Bryson City, NC
Public 09 - 12 587 12.8:1 17 miles
Cherokee Extension School
Bryson City, NC
Public KG - 12 96 16.6:1 17 miles
Central Haywood High School
Clyde, NC
Public 09 - 12 73 6.6:1 17 miles
Trimont Christian Academy
Franklin, NC
Private PK - 12 184 6:1 20 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

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