Local Information

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

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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

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Academic Calendars

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.

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Bus Routes

Students can ride one of the district's 38 bus routes to school. If you have specific questions about a particular bus route, visit Jackson County's transportation information page to find contact info for each school.

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School Closings, Delays, & Updates

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.