Average Teacher Salary in Macon County Schools

The average teacher salary in Macon County Schools is $37,898.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,120 $16,320 $17,850 $20,210 $23,540 $26,630
Kindergarten $42,300 $31,840 $36,160 $41,220 $48,460 $56,360
Elementary $41,120 $29,950 $34,620 $40,430 $47,570 $53,270
Middle school $41,280 $30,920 $35,120 $40,790 $47,230 $52,480
High school $43,670 $30,740 $36,690 $43,570 $50,980 $58,100

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General Facts

  • Staff: 653
  • Full time teachers: 321
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 90
  • Instructional Coordinators: 4
  • Elementary Teachers: 178
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 142
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 4,359

Financial Statistics for Macon County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $11,791,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $25,134,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $3,566,000
  • Total revenue: $40,491,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $21,464,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $23,699,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $5,664,000
  • Expenditures per student: $336,000
  • Total expenditures: $37,132,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $12,260,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $3,010,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Macon County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Macon County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cartoogechaye Elementary
3295 Old Murphy Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-2845
  • Total: 384
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 72
17 to 1 23 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Cowee Elementary
51 Cowee School Dr
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-2938
  • Total: 142
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 52
12 to 1 12 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Cullasaja Elementary
145 River Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-2744
  • Total: 193
  • Kindergarten: 33
  • 1st grade: 30
  • 2nd grade: 16
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 37
13 to 1 15 Kindergarten 5th Grade
East Franklin Elementary
100 Watauga St
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-3216
  • Total: 358
  • Kindergarten: 58
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 60
13 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Highlands School
545 Pierson Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-2147
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 28
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 30
  • 3rd grade: 31
  • 4th grade: 37
  • 5th grade: 34
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 25
  • 8th grade: 24
  • 9th grade: 37
  • 10th grade: 29
  • 11th grade: 29
  • 12th grade: 24
11 to 1 35 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Iotla Elementary
1166 Iotla Church Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-2552
  • Total: 157
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 55
14 to 1 11 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Nantahala School
213 Windingstairs Rd
Topton, NC 28781
828-321-4388
  • Total: 137
  • Kindergarten: 11
  • 1st grade: 6
  • 2nd grade: 15
  • 3rd grade: 13
  • 4th grade: 9
  • 5th grade: 10
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 9
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 11
  • 10th grade: 7
  • 11th grade: 13
  • 12th grade: 19
11 to 1 13 Kindergarten 12th Grade
South Macon Elementary
855 Addington Bridge Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828-369-0796
  • Total: 616
  • Kindergarten: 130
  • 1st grade: 98
  • 2nd grade: 102
  • 3rd grade: 96
  • 4th grade: 104
  • 5th grade: 86
15 to 1 42 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Macon County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Macon Middle
1345 Wells Grove Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-3766
  • Total: 845
  • 6th grade: 280
  • 7th grade: 292
  • 8th grade: 273
15 to 1 56 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Macon County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Franklin High
100 Panther Dr
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-6467
  • Total: 1,034
  • 9th grade: 302
  • 10th grade: 266
  • 11th grade: 209
  • 12th grade: 257
14 to 1 74 9th Grade 12th Grade
Highlands School
545 Pierson Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-2147
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 28
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 30
  • 3rd grade: 31
  • 4th grade: 37
  • 5th grade: 34
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 25
  • 8th grade: 24
  • 9th grade: 37
  • 10th grade: 29
  • 11th grade: 29
  • 12th grade: 24
11 to 1 35 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Macon County Early Colle
4178 Murphy Hwy
Franklin, NC 28734
828-369-5784
  • Total: 106
  • 9th grade: 35
  • 10th grade: 36
  • 11th grade: 35
27 to 1 4 9th Grade 11th Grade
Nantahala School
213 Windingstairs Rd
Topton, NC 28781
828-321-4388
  • Total: 137
  • Kindergarten: 11
  • 1st grade: 6
  • 2nd grade: 15
  • 3rd grade: 13
  • 4th grade: 9
  • 5th grade: 10
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 9
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 11
  • 10th grade: 7
  • 11th grade: 13
  • 12th grade: 19
11 to 1 13 Kindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $18,642
  • Median family income: $37,381
  • Median male income: $23,200
  • Median female income: $15,086
  • Median income of a renter: $22,125
  • Median income of a home owner: $34,007
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    2,555 2,340 1,995 1,440 625