The Jackson County, NC School District
For many people finding a home in Western North Carolina, schools are an important factor. Our area is served by the Jackson County public school district. It has a total of 9 schools that serve more than 3,500 students in Kindergarten through their 13th year with early college programs.
Public Schools in Western North Carolina
Jackson County's Public Schools
- Blue Ridge School (K-6)
- Blue Ridge Early College (7-13)
- Cullowhee Valley School (K-8)
- Fairview School (K-8)
- Jackson County Early College (9-13)
- School of Alternatives (1-12)
- Scotts Creek School (K-8)
- Smokey Mountain Elementary (K-8)
- Smoky Mountain High School (9-12)
School District Quick Facts
District Superintendent: Dr. Kim Elliot
District Phone Number: (828) 586-2311
District Website: JCPSNC.org
Number of Students: 3,695
Number of Teachers: 311
For Jackson County Newcomers
There are two districts within Jackson County Public Schools: the Blue Ridge District (with 2 schools, the Blue Ridge School and Blue Ridge Early College) and Smoky Mountain District (with 7 schools).
All operate on a traditional school calendar.
Schools are in session between mid-August and June.
If you have any other questions about Jackson County schools, let's talk. We want you to be able to make the best decision about where to live in our area.