Saint Stephens High School

3205 34th St Dr Ne,

Hickory, NC, 28601-7702

Tel: (828)256-9841
Grades: 9-12

1,232 students

Saint Stephens High School serves 1,232 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Saint Stephens High School operates within the Catawba County s School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1232 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 1,232 students
Saint Stephens High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Saint Stephens High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Saint Stephens High School Students 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 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 18:1 15:1
Saint Stephens High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
2%
Saint Stephens High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
19%
13%
Saint Stephens High School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
6%
27%
Saint Stephens High School Black (1988-2012)
White
66%
52%
Saint Stephens High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Saint Stephens High School Sch Ethnicity Saint Stephens High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.64
Saint Stephens 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.
36%
45%
Saint Stephens 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.
6%
8%
Saint Stephens High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,681 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Catawba County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
4
Number of Students Managed 17,681 1,593
Catawba County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 82% 74%
Catawba County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $184 MM $19 MM
Catawba County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $174 MM $18 MM
Catawba County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,313 $11,105
Catawba County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,763 $10,880
Catawba County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 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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