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95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717-9998
p. 828-743-2646

Blue Ridge School
in Cashiers, NC

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students


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District & State Agencies

School District:
Jackson County Schools
State Agency:
Public Schools Of North Carolina

Information Summary


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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredPrekindergarten – 12th Grade
LevelOther (mixed, ungraded, etc.)
Teacher FTEs29.2
Surrounding communityRural, Distant Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time SchoolN/A

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Cashiers, NC 28717-9998
Total Population1,537 (N/A urban / 1,537 rural)
Households717 (2.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,696
Families473 (2.6 people per family)
Pop. — African AmericanN/A
Pop. — Asian1
Pop. — Pacific IslanderN/A
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native19
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)1,513
Pop. — Other20

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 104 35%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 53 18%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 157 54%  
Migrant Students 0%
Special Ed. Students     17%
English Language Learners     5%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A54%
HispanicN/A84%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A58%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A58%
White Non-HispanicN/A73%
All Students<67%69%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 201 88.52%
GED Recipients     4.62%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Blue Ridge School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic1<N/A29%
Hispanic54>18%10%
Asian / Pacific Islander3<1%2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native2<N/A1%
White Non-Hispanic231>79%56%
 
Prekindergarten 5 13 18
Kindergarten 7 1 14 22
1st Grade 5 1 1 27 34
2nd Grade 5 17 22
3rd Grade 7 11 18
4th Grade 3 18 21
5th Grade 7 19 26
6th Grade 1 15 16
7th Grade 5 11 16
8th Grade 1 2 15 18
9th Grade 2 19 21
10th Grade 2 1 20 23
11th Grade 1 1 10 12
12th Grade 2 22 24
Total 1 54 3 2 231 291

Jackson County Schools – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Blue Ridge School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides99.2>34%29%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors3.5<1%2%
Library / Media Specialist6.0<2%2%
Library / Media SupportN/A1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)7.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)3.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total10.0<3%4%
District Admins10.0>3%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt16.8>6%5%
School Admins16.0>5%5%
School Admin/Sppt18.0<6%7%
Other Support85.6<29%32%
  FTEs % of District % of State
PrekindergartenN/A1%
KindergartenN/A6%
Elementary200.2>74%45%
Secondary67.7<25%46%
Ungraded2.0<1%2%

Jackson County Schools Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Textbooks   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$19,380,000>$5,286$3,593
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,398
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,398
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$17,246,000>$4,704$4,139
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
Assets
 Sinking Fund   
 Bond Fund   
 Other Funds   
Total Revenues$36,044,000>$9,831$8,956
Total Expenses$33,738,000>$9,202$8,567

Jackson County Schools Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$11,353,000$18,342,744
Special Education Programs$2,766,000$4,688,161
Vocational Education Programs $78,000
Other Education Programs$343,000$634,495
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$14,868,000$3,657,000$24,351,865$5,754,688
Support Services
 Pupils$1,470,000$362,000$3,073,013$739,710
 Instructional Staff$530,000$130,000$1,907,703$457,027
 General Administration$375,000$92,000$690,641$165,099
 School Administration$1,457,000$358,000$2,670,627$633,303
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$899,000$221,000$2,019,937$490,303
 Student Transportation$803,000$130,000$1,620,447$397,319
 Business / Central / Other$375,000$92,000$916,521$219,788
Food Services$752,000$185,000$1,680,281$401,328
Total$21,530,000$5,239,000$35,423,107$8,312,698

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Jackson County Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Pupils$2,058,000>$561$359
  Instructional Staff$814,000<$222$249
  General Administration$895,000<$244$548
  School Administration$2,003,000<$546$575
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,433,000>$663$545
  Student Transportation$1,320,000>$360$283
  Business / Central / Other$519,000<$141$252
  Non-Specified   
  Total$10,042,000>$2,739$2,739
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,809,000>$493$392
  Enterprise Operations   
  Other   
  Total$1,809,000>$493$392
 Instruction$20,096,000>$5,481$4,797
 Total$31,947,000>$8,714$7,886
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$10,000<$2$53
 Adult Education  $1
 Other   
 Total$10,000<$2$53
Capital Outlay
 Construction$434,000<$118$530
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$26,000<$7$274
 Other Equipment$61,000<$16$36
 Non-Specified Equipment   
 Total$521,000<$142$588
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems   
Debt Interest$1,260,000>$343$241
Total$33,738,000>$9,202$8,567

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Jackson County Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I   
  Children with Disabilities Idea   
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools   
  Title V, Part A   
  Vocational and Tech Education   
  Bilingual Education   
  Child Nutrition Act$938,000<$255$283
  Other$103,000<$28$61
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid$225,000>$61$54
  Indian Education$55,000<$15$20
  Other  $26
 Non-Specified$103,000<$28$61
 Total$3,427,000>$934$820
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$20,585,000>$5,615$5,354
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs   
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs  $17
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$74,000<$20$111
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$135,000<$36$93
 Non-Specified   
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits$184,000<$50$69
 Total$20,978,000>$5,722$5,490
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions$9,960,000>$2,716$2,130
 Property Taxes   
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems  $32
 From Cities and Counties  $2,882
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $15
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$869,000>$237$191
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts   
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $57
 Interest Earnings$110,000>$30$28
 Miscellaneous$421,000<$114$130
 Total$11,639,000>$3,174$2,717
Total$36,044,000>$9,831$8,956

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