Surry Central High School

716 South Main St,

Dobson, NC, 27017-0008

Tel: (336)386-8842
Grades: 9-12

763 students

Surry Central High School serves 763 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Surry Central High School operates within the Surry County s School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 763 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 763 students
Surry Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Surry Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Surry Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Surry Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
27%
13%
Surry Central High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
27%
Surry Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
69%
52%
Surry Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Surry Central High School Sch Ethnicity Surry Central 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.
0.45 0.89
Surry Central 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.
47%
45%
Surry Central 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.
9%
8%
Surry Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,656 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Surry County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 8,656 1,682
Surry County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 74%
Surry County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $84 MM $19 MM
District Spending $80 MM $18 MM
Surry County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,452 $11,105
Surry County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,996 $10,880
Surry 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 Surry Early College High School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Central Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dobson Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dobson Surry Early College High School
    630 South Main St
    Dobson , NC , 27017
    (336)386-3620
    0.1  mi  |  279  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Dobson Dobson Elementary School
    400 West Atkins St
    Dobson , NC , 27017
    (336)386-8913
    1.1  mi  |  402  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Dobson Rockford Elementary School
    719 Rockford Rd
    Dobson , NC , 27017
    (336)374-6300
    1.3  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Dobson Central Middle School
    883 Zephyr Rd
    Dobson , NC , 27017
    (336)386-4018
    1.6  mi  |  700  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Dobson Copeland Elementary School
    948 Copeland School Rd
    Dobson , NC , 27017
    (336)374-2572
    4.7  mi  |  381  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Surry 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 0.33, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.89. The most diverse school district in Surry County is Elkin City Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.