West Caldwell High School

West Caldwell High School serves 854 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), 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 854 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 854 students
West Caldwell High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
West Caldwell High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Caldwell High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
West Caldwell High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
West Caldwell High School Asian (1999-2012)
Hispanic
11%
13%
West Caldwell High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
11%
27%
West Caldwell High School Black (1988-2012)
White
68%
52%
West Caldwell High School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.51 0.64
West Caldwell High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
55%
45%
West Caldwell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
8%
8%
West Caldwell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,562 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Caldwell County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
4
Number of Students Managed 12,562 1,593
Caldwell County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 72% 74%
Caldwell County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $113 MM $19 MM
Caldwell County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $109 MM $18 MM
Caldwell County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,617 $11,105
Caldwell County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,339 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Caldwell Early Colle 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lenoir Gamewell Elementary School
    2904 Morganton Blvd
    Lenoir , NC , 28645
    (828)758-1193
    1  mi  |  574  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lenoir Gamewell Middle School
    3210 Gamewell School Rd
    Lenoir , NC , 28645
    (828)754-6204
    1.2  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Lenoir West Lenoir Elementary School
    125 Maple Dr Nw
    Lenoir , NC , 28645
    (828)754-5161
    2.7  mi  |  200  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lenoir Davenport Elementary School
    901 College Ave Sw
    Lenoir , NC , 28645
    (828)754-6941
    3.4  mi  |  540  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lenoir Whitnel Elementary School
    116 Hibriten Dr Sw
    Lenoir , NC , 28645
    (828)728-6423
    4  mi  |  375  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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