Saint Stephens High School

Saint Stephens High School serves 1,258 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Saint Stephens High School operates within the Catawba County s School District.
Catawba County s School District's 86% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1258 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,258 students
Saint Stephens High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Saint Stephens High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Saint Stephens High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Saint Stephens High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Saint Stephens High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
Saint Stephens High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
21%
15%
Saint Stephens High School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
8%
26%
Saint Stephens High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
65%
51%
Saint Stephens High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Saint Stephens High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.53 0.45
Saint Stephens High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
47%
Saint Stephens High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Saint Stephens High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Catawba County s School District's student population of 16,876 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,385 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,682 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Catawba County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
1
Number of Students Managed 16,876 1,120
Catawba County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 86% 76%
Catawba County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $163 MM $18 MM
Catawba County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $151 MM $18 MM
Catawba County s School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,385 $10,864
Catawba County s School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,682 $10,591
Catawba County s School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Hickory High School (4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harry M Arndt Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Snow Creek Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HickoryHarry M Arndt Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 695 students
    0.1 miles
    3350 34th St Dr Ne
    HickoryNC 28601
    (828)256-9545
    0.17-8695
  • HickorySnow Creek Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 542 students
    0.7 miles
    3238 Snow Creek Rd
    HickoryNC 28601
    (828)256-2335
    0.7PK-6542
  • HickoryClyde Campbell Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 531 students
    1.2 miles
    2121 35th Ave Dr Ne
    HickoryNC 28601
    (828)256-2769
    1.2KG-6531
  • HickoryWebb A Murray Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 411 students
    1.2 miles
    3901 Section House Rd
    HickoryNC 28601
    (828)256-2196
    1.2PK-6411
  • ConoverSaint Stephens Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 738 students
    2.6 miles
    684 30th St Ne
    ConoverNC 28613
    (828)256-2570
    2.6KG-6738

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