Swain County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Bryson City, NC. It has 2,066 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
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Swain County Schools Reviews
It's a great school that provides students with amazing opportunities. Though some rules are questionable, in and of itself Swain is a great place.
After this year, I will be transferring from SCHS to NCSSM. Teachers were very willing to work with me and were overall amazing--they are by far the best thing SCHS has to offer. And though I would say SCHS's academics are subpar, for those that truly want a good education and to live in the mountains, this is the place for you. Yes, the school is ranked very low in the conference, but that's due to the weird demographic dynamic. On one hand, SCHS has an amazing AIG, one that's competitive when compared to the rest of the state. On the other hand, SCHS also has the lowest of the low, the students who truly don't care for their future. As I like to call it, SCHS has "our best and then some." Overall, Swain was a good stepping stone to get a higher education, but as just that, it was only one step--I had to leave Swain to gain more out of my high school career. You can be successful if you go to Swain; you just have to work harder for it.
I love the diversity that is the student body of Swain County High School. Located not far from the Cherokee Reservation, we had a mixed half and half of enrolled members of the tribe and the rest being caucasians, latinos, or african americans making up the other half. Everybody got along due to the rich athletic atmosphere that was a big part of Swain County and the student body was big in numbers regarding a 1A sized school in North Carolina. Excellent teachers and faculty help form the future students and a great bond is seen among the teachers, coaches, and students.