Discovery High School

Tel: (828)466-5581
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Discovery High School operates within the Newton Conover City s School District.
  • Newton Conover City s School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the North Carolina state average of 88%.

Top Placements (North Carolina)

Discovery High School is Listed among the top 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
Discovery High School Total Students (2006-2016)
Gender %Discovery High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Discovery High School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeDiscovery High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Discovery High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Discovery High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
Asian
4%
3%
Discovery High School Asian Students (2006-2016)
Hispanic
14%
16%
Discovery High School Black Students (2007-2016)
Black
5%
26%
Discovery High School Black Students (2006-2016)
White
71%
50%
Discovery High School White Students (2006-2016)
Two or more races
6%
4%
Discovery High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsDiscovery High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.470.46
Discovery High School Diversity Score (2006-2016)
Graduation Rate≥80%
88%
Discovery High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
52%
Discovery High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
Discovery High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Discovery High School is Newton Conover City s School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Newton Conover City s School District's student population of 3,159 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 83% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,377 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,523 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameNewton Conover City s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    1
    Number of Students Managed3,159870
    Newton Conover City s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    47%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$28 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$29 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,377$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,523$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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