Sylva school information

IndexSylvaNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores36%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools41,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Sylva, NC educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Sylva public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 18% lower than than the North Carolina average and 27% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sylva public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.2% have completed high school, 28.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sylva are 27% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Sylva.
  • 80.6% of people in Sylva have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.2% of people in Sylva have completed high school.
  • 28.9% of people in Sylva have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sylva

IndexSylvaNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade80.6%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school80.2%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college61.7%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.8%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.9%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.9%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Sylva (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Webster, NC43875%52%
Maggie Valley, NC1,76755%11%
Waynesville, NC9,78853%8%
Bryson City, NC1,66547%4%
Franklin, NC3,93042%15%
Sylva, NC2,59936%27%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fennimore, WI2,59952%6%
Day Heights, OH2,59984%71%
Wheeler AFB, HI2,59849%0%
Marshville, NC2,59844%10%
Lyford, TX2,59771%44%
Sylva, NC2,59936%27%
Source: The Sylva, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.