Mountain Discovery



Mountain Discovery Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mountain Discovery Students by Grade
PK 0
K 20
1 20
2 21
3 21
4 22
5 21
6 21
7 21
8 19
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Mountain Discovery is a public elementary school located in Bryson City, NC in the Mountain Discovery Charter School District. It enrolls 186 students in grades 1st through 12th. Mountain Discovery is the 1,439th largest public school in North Carolina and the 49,194th largest nationally. It has 12.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 186
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 14.9
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 49,194th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in North Carolina: 1,439th out of 1,548
Student/Teacher Rank in North Carolina: 153rd out of 1,536
Full Time Teacher Rank in North Carolina: 1,415th out of 1,536

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Mountain Discovery Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 98
(53%)
98
(53%)
 Female 88
(47%)
88
(47%)

Mountain Discovery Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 153
(82%)
153
(82%)
 American Indian 12
(6%)
12
(6%)
 Two or More 9
(5%)
9
(5%)
 Hispanic 6
(3%)
6
(3%)
 Asian 4
(2%)
4
(2%)
 Black 2
(1%)
2
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Mountain Discovery Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 145
(78%)
145
(78%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 41
(22%)
41
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,517 ranked schools in North Carolina, Mountain Discovery is ranked 1,480th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mountain Discovery students on free and reduced lunch assistance (22.0%) is significantly lower than the state average of 61.1%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Mountain Discovery Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 126
2006 125
2007 147
2008 151
2009 162
2010 175
2011 174
2012 171
2013 178
2014 190
2015 186

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.5
2006 N/A
2007 13.4
2008 13.7
2009 12.5
2010 14.6
2011 13.4
2012 13.6
2013 14.5
2014 13.6
2015 12.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010 N/A
2011 0.41954022988506
2012 0.49122807017544
2013 0.50561797752809
2014 0.54210526315789
2015 0.22043010752688

Compare Mountain Discovery to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,250.0% 12.5:1
 
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 22.0%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Mountain Discovery
Bryson City, NC
Public KG - 08 186 12.5:1  
Swain County Middle School
Bryson City, NC
Public 06 - 08 501 13.7:1 1 miles
Cherokee Extension School
Bryson City, NC
Public KG - 12 95 23.8:1 1 miles
Swain County West Elementary
Bryson City, NC
Public PK - 05 439 16.6:1 3 miles
Swain County East Elementary
Bryson City, NC
Public PK - 05 433 15.9:1 5 miles
Smokey Mountain Elementary
Whittier, NC
Public KG - 08 406 13.9:1 8 miles
New Kituwah Academy
Cherokee, NC
Private PK - 06 60 3:1 10 miles
Victory Christian School
Sylva, NC
Private PK - 12 83 9:1 14 miles
Heritage Christian Academy
Sylva, NC
Private PK - 09 73 9:1 14 miles
Iotla Valley Elementary
Franklin, NC
Public PK - 04 398 12:1 14 miles
Jackson County Early College
Sylva, NC
Public 09 - 13 144 36:1 15 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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