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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Haywood County Schools is a public school district located in Waynesville, NC. It has 8,311 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
1230 N Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786
Telephone
(828) 456-2400
Website

Haywood County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1150
160 responses
Average ACT
24
162 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,057
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$67,088,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,176/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%

Haywood County Schools Reviews

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Over all I have had a wonderful experience with Haywood Community College. Haywood's campus is beautiful surrounded with nature, staff does a very good job at answering and types of questions you have, Teachers do there best to give you one on one help, and there are many tutoring opportunities; even proof reading help for essays during certain times throughout the week (which is very helpful to me!!!). I have never felt like I am completely on my own or alone at HCC. This College makes me feel welcome!
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The staffing is mostly helpful, but like any other human, they are flawed. Not everything is professional, and it is hard to relay information. The schools are fairly clean, yet there are minor exceptions. The diversity is not strong, but everyone is welcomed. Sports are the highlight of the school, especially football. The food is definitely unhealthy. Parents are somewhat involved as well. I do not think that they prepared me for college, though.
This is only my second year going to a Haywood county school and I feel like it is overall a good school. Of course kids don't really like going to school and they always hate it for some reason, but I feel like there are also many positives in the school system. I feel like the teachers here are fairly good teachers and that most of them are truly here to help the students and not just to get a pay check. I feel like athletics and other activities are very well organized and get a lot of support. Finally, yes every school could get some upgrades, but overall, they are in pretty good shape.