Watauga County Public Schools

All Schools
(9)
High Schools
(1)
Elementary
(8)
Pre-K
(8)
Private Schools
(1)
There are 9 public schools in Watauga County, North Carolina, serving 4,583 students.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina state average of 48%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

Watauga County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • Sugar GroveBethel Elementary School
    138 Bethel School Rd
    Sugar GroveNC28679
    (828)297-2240
    196 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Blowing RockBlowing Rock Elementary School
    165 Morris St
    Blowing RockNC28605
    (828)295-3204
    323 students | Gr. PK-8
  • VilasCove Creek Elementary School
    930 Vanderpool Rd
    VilasNC28692
    (828)297-2781
    326 students | Gr. PK-8
  • BooneGreen Valley Elementary School
    189 Big Hill Rd
    BooneNC28607
    (828)264-3606
    425 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Boone
    Hardin Park Elementary School
    361 Jefferson Rd
    BooneNC28607
    (828)264-8481
    773 students | Gr. PK-8
  • ZionvilleMabel Elementary School
    404 Mabel School Rd
    ZionvilleNC28698
    (828)297-2512
    185 students | Gr. PK-8
  • BooneParkway Elementary School
    160 Parkway School Dr
    BooneNC28607
    (828)264-3032
    519 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Sugar GroveValle Crucis Elementary School
    2998 Broadstone Rd
    Sugar GroveNC28679
    (828)963-4712
    394 students | Gr. PK-8
  • BooneWatauga High School
    400 High School Dr
    BooneNC28607
    (828)264-2407
    1442 students | Gr. 9-12

County Statistics

About Watauga County County Statistics (NC) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 47,210 people 9,242,160 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 30% 24%
Median Household Income $40,950 $41,544
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Did You Know?
Watauga County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.21, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.64. The most diverse school district in Watauga County is Watauga County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or in the USA.