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For the 2021 school year, there are 26 public schools in Caldwell County, NC, serving 11,703 students. Caldwell County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Caldwell County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Caldwell County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of North Carolina public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Caldwell County, NC are Collettsville School, Granite Falls Elementary School and Lower Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the North Carolina public school average of 16:1.

Top Caldwell County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Collettsville School Math: 60% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4690 Collettsville School Rd
    Collettsville, NC 28611
    (828) 754-6913

    Grades: K-8 | 337 students
  • Granite Falls Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    60 N Highland Avenue
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 396-2222

    Grades: PK-5 | 615 students
  • Lower Creek Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    630 Lower Creek Drive Ne
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-4022

    Grades: K-5 | 406 students
  • Kings Creek Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3680 Wilkesboro Boulevard
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-6039

    Grades: PK-8 | 169 students
  • Granite Falls Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    90 N Main Street
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 396-2341

    Grades: 6-8 | 575 students
  • Baton Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1400 Baton School Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 728-9531

    Grades: PK-5 | 412 students
  • Hudson Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    200 Roy Coffey Drive
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 728-3712

    Grades: PK-5 | 740 students
  • William Lenoir Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1366 Wildcat Trail
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 726-3910

    Grades: 6-8 | 557 students
  • Hudson Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    291 Pine Mountain Road
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 728-4281

    Grades: 6-8 | 633 students
  • Davenport A+ School Math: 53% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    901 College Avenue Sw
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-6941

    Grades: PK-5 | 517 students
  • Dudley Shoals Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1500 Dudley Shoals Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 396-3457

    Grades: PK-5 | 481 students
  • Caldwell Early College Math: ≤5% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2859 Hickory Blvd Sw
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 759-4636

    Grades: 9-13 | 328 students
  • Happy Valley Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1350 Yadkin River Road
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-3496

    Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
  • Sawmills Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4436 Sawmills School Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 396-2610

    Grades: PK-5 | 333 students
  • Caldwell Career Cen Middle Coll. Math: ≤10% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2857 Hickory Boulevard
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 759-4640

    Grades: 9-12 | 235 students
  • Whitnel Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1425 Berkley Street Sw
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 728-6423

    Grades: PK-5 | 344 students
  • South Caldwell High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7035 Spartan Drive
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 396-2188

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,542 student
  • Gamewell Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3210 Gamewell School Road
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-6204

    Grades: 6-8 | 533 students
  • Gamewell Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2904 Morganton Boulevard
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 758-1193

    Grades: PK-5 | 492 students
  • Oak Hill Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4603 Oak Hill School Road
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-6128

    Grades: K-8 | 141 students
  • Hibriten High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1350 Panther Trail Se
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 758-7376

    Grades: 9-12 | 842 students
  • West Caldwell High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 W Caldwell Drive
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 758-5583

    Grades: 9-12 | 827 students
  • Valmead Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    111 Elizabeth Drive Nw
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-9612

    Grades: PK-5 | 165 students
  • West Lenoir Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    125 Maple Drive Nw
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-5161

    Grades: K-5 | 137 students
  • Gateway School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1889 Dudley Shoals Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 396-8373

    Grades: 6-12 | 63 students
  • Horizons Elementary School Alternative School
    332 Greenhaven Dr. Nw
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 726-3855

    Grades: K-5 | 33 students
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