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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Tri-County Early College is an above average, public school located in Murphy, NC. It has 137 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About Tri-County Early College...
Address
4650 E Us 64 Alt.
Murphy, NC 28906
Telephone
(828) 835-4318
Website

Tri-County Early College Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
23 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$36,271
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$810
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,700
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • when the project is over
    67%
  • Danish exchange students
    33%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
137
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,110
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,015/ year
National
$12,239
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I do like how there is access to college classes, as it was something I always thought was inaccessible. In a weird way the college classes are easier than the high school classes sometimes. But sometimes the insistence on rules that don't make sense are annoying, it can be hard to talk to the teachers in fear of offending them if something negative is said about the school.
I believe it could be something truly great but with an insistence on keeping the same system that many people have problems with, it leaves the students feeling hopeless and continuously having to "BS" their way through school.
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Overall, my experience at this school has expanded my study skills as well as adaptability to a college and work environment. The teachers and administration are extremely helpful and out tput into teaching and helping students within the project based learning environment.
I'm happy that my child LOVES going to school at TCEC. Her teachers have designed the learning process in a way that makes her so excited about learning and schoolwork. It is a wonderful thing when a school can help a child see the job of learning and view it in such a positive way. I also love that the school culture, across both the students and the adults, is so friendly and supportive.