Discovery High School

  • Discovery High School serves 247 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-79% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Discovery High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Discovery High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Discovery High School's student population of 247 students has grown by 128% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has grown by 100% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students247 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Discovery High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-79%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
5%
26%
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White
71%
50%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.470.46
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Graduation Rate≥80%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton Conover City s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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