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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jackson County Early College is a highly rated, public school located in Sylva, NC. It has 134 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 34 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Jackson County Early College Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
8 responses
Average ACT
26
23 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$47,991
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$211,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Field trips
    40%
  • Halloween Dances
    20%
  • Sports and Gaming Club
    20%
  • State Fair
    20%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
134
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
34:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,235/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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I love Jackson County Early College! The teachers are absolutely amazing! They are genuinely invested in the students success. The staff do everything they can to improve student interest in, involvement with, and understanding of their own education. The community at JCEC is equally as wonderful, the students are friendly, and each year group is close-knit and active with the school.
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I liked that I could earn college credits while still in high school, but the faculty weren't very helpful.
Very wonderful for preparing high school students for life as a college student. I feel like college will be much easier since I went to the early college and got my associates of science while in high school.