School Details

Swain Co West Elementary

4142 Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-2119
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 412 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

53%
35%
47%
59%
45%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swain County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
48%
48%
55%
49%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swain County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
37%
48%
36%
34%
40%
66%
62%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swain County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Swain Co West Elementary is a public elementary school in Bryson City. The principal of Swain Co West Elementary is Mrs Elizabeth Coulter and can be contacted at bcoulter@swainmail.org. 412 students attend Swain Co West Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 63% of the 412 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Swain Co West Elementary is 14:1. Mountain Discovery Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 67%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 8% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 7% 24%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Asian 1% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    As my three children went through school they experineced teachers who cared far beyond the classroom seeking parental imput ensuring the childs needs were met in order for them to suceed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am doing my student teaching at Swain West and I love it!! It is a great environment to work. I have had a school placement every semester for the past three years and by far Swain West is the best. It is a positive environment. The staff is supportive. There is great community and everyone there takes pride in their school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good is never enough. The staff parents and volunteers are always trying to find a way to make things even better!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful students parents and supportive community...add an amazing faculty and a great new principal who care so much about students - and you have a school that is exactly as it should be!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Swain West Elementary is a great place. There is a wonderful community of students parents and teachers who work together to provide the best for each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    West Elementary School is a wonderful place to learn and work. I consider myself to be extremely lucky to be a part of such a wonderful team of professionals!! The children are extremely polite and well rounded. The school environment is a very positive one that pushes students on a daily basis to be their personal best. I am excited to get the chance to work here every day!!

  • (5 years ago)

    West Elementary is off to a great start this school year. Students staff and parents seem very excited about this school year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love West because the teachers truly care about the students. There is a high expectation for every child and wonderful families.

  • (5 years ago)

    Swain West cares about students and student learning. It is a school with concern for every child. We seek to help every student be the best they can and achieve their goals in life. As a teacher for West for the past 10 years I am glad to see the successes of our students through the years. We are not a school with a lot of advantages or money but we are a school with a lot of heart for children!

  • (5 years ago)

    I retired from working at this school and it consistently strives to be the best for the students. Academics are emphasized but integrity and compassion for the students has been a priority. Teachers are encouraged to try new innovative ideas and if they don't work they are not chastised about them but are told 'try again' or 'at least you tried.' This is a rural community and many families are transferring in to live with other family members due to the economic situation nationally. SC West could use every penny they can get and they would use it for the whole student not just a part.

  • (5 years ago)

    Swain West is a very safe and caring enviroment. The welfare of the students is not felt only by the principal but all those who have a position at West. West is the BEST!

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