West Caldwell High School

West Caldwell High School serves 855 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
West Caldwell High School operates within the Caldwell County s School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 855 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 855 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 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 13:1 14:1
Hispanic
13%
14%
Black
11%
27%
White
71%
52%
Two or more races
5%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.47 0.45
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.
57%
47%
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.
10%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,366 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,617 is less than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,339 is less than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Caldwell County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
1
Number of Students Managed 12,366 1,330
Graduation Rate 72% 74%
District Total Revenue $113 MM $19 MM
District Spending $109 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,617 $11,105
District Spending / Student $8,339 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Caldwell Early College High School (6.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gamewell Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gamewell Elementary School (1 miles away)
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