Average Teacher Salary in Swain County Schools

The average teacher salary in Swain 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: 315
  • Full time teachers: 147
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 18 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 36
  • Instructional Coordinators: 8
  • Elementary Teachers: 61
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 83
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 1,908

Financial Statistics for Swain County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $2,426,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $13,280,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $3,445,000
  • Total revenue: $19,151,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $10,657,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $11,609,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $2,863,000
  • Expenditures per student: $137,000
  • Total expenditures: $18,310,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $5,552,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $1,715,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Swain County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Swain County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cherokee Extension High
280 School Dr
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-3129
  • Total: 70
  • Kindergarten: 3
  • 1st grade: 7
  • 2nd grade: 7
  • 3rd grade: 5
  • 4th grade: 6
  • 5th grade: 8
  • 6th grade: 8
  • 7th grade: 8
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 2
  • 11th grade: 5
  • 12th grade: 7
23 to 1 3 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Swain County East Elementary
4747 Ela Rd
Whittier, NC 28789
828-488-0939
  • Total: 386
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 66
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 70
13 to 1 30 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Swain County West Elementary
4142 Hwy 74 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-2119
  • Total: 429
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 58
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 67
14 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Swain County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Swain County Middle
135 Arlington Ave
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-3480
  • Total: 423
  • 6th grade: 135
  • 7th grade: 125
  • 8th grade: 163
13 to 1 33 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Swain County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cherokee Extension High
280 School Dr
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-3129
  • Total: 70
  • Kindergarten: 3
  • 1st grade: 7
  • 2nd grade: 7
  • 3rd grade: 5
  • 4th grade: 6
  • 5th grade: 8
  • 6th grade: 8
  • 7th grade: 8
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 2
  • 11th grade: 5
  • 12th grade: 7
23 to 1 3 Kindergarten 12th Grade
School Appl Science Mat &
1415 Fontana Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-0190
  • Total: 155
  • 9th grade: 64
  • 10th grade: 53
  • 11th grade: 38
39 to 1 4 9th Grade 11th Grade
Swain County High
1415 Fontana Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-2152
  • Total: 445
  • 9th grade: 134
  • 10th grade: 85
  • 11th grade: 107
  • 12th grade: 119
10 to 1 47 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $15,449
  • Median family income: $34,098
  • Median male income: $21,812
  • Median female income: $13,999
  • Median income of a renter: $19,083
  • Median income of a home owner: $31,670
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    930 660 600 390 120