In 2015-16 and 2016-17, Haywood County Schools ranked 11th among the 115 school districts in North Carolina in overall performance composite, placing us in the top 10% of all schools in the state. This is up from a district ranking of 15th during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

Among K-5 Title I schools across the state, Riverbend Elementary is ranked 1st in academic composite performance. Bethel Elementary and Junaluska Elementary are ranked 14th and 15th of K-5 Title I schools in North Carolina.  Jonathan Valley is in the top three percent of PK-5 schools in School Performance Grades and Clyde and North Canton Elementary are in the top eight percent. Bethel Middle School out performed 89% of the 6-8 schools in the state. As state and federal standards and expectations rise, our schools are rising to meet those challenges! While these are impressive statistics, we know we couldn’t do this without the continued support of parents and the community.

Teresa Cook
HCS Testing/Accountability