Caldwell County Schools School District

1914 Hickory Boulevard Sw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Caldwell County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public elementary schools serving 7,369 students in Caldwell County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Caldwell County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
25 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
10,847 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
757 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Caldwell County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#175 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Caldwell County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
47%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Caldwell County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
48%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Caldwell County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
61%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Caldwell County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Caldwell County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.41
0.70
# American Indian Students
8 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
105 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,378 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
20%
# Black Students
591 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
5%
25%
# White Students
8,214 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
75%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
602 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
243
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
796
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
716
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
776
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
771
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
786
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
760
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
801
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
822
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
876
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
987
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
926
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
818
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
769
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,883 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,745 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$129 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Caldwell County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$127 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Caldwell County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,883
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Caldwell County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,745
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Caldwell County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Caldwell County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Granite Falls Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
60 N Highland Avenue
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 396-2222
Grades: PK-5
| 571 students
Rank: #22.
Lower Creek Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
630 Lower Creek Drive Ne
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-4022
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #33.
Collettsville School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4690 Collettsville School Rd
Collettsville, NC 28611
(828) 754-6913
Grades: PK-8
| 352 students
Rank: #44.
Granite Falls Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4 West Highland Ave
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 396-2341
Grades: 6-8
| 558 students
Rank: #55.
Hudson Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
291 Pine Mountain Road
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 728-4281
Grades: 6-8
| 623 students
Rank: #66.
Baton Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 Baton School Road
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 728-9531
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Rank: #77.
Valmead Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
111 Elizabeth Drive Nw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-9612
Grades: PK-5
| 161 students
Rank: #88.
Hudson Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Roy Coffey Drive
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 728-3712
Grades: PK-5
| 651 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Happy Valley Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 Yadkin River Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-3496
Grades: PK-8
| 225 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Kings Creek Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3680 Wilkesboro Boulevard
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-6039
Grades: PK-8
| 176 students
Rank: #1111.
William Lenoir Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1366 Wildcat Trail
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 726-3910
Grades: 6-8
| 537 students
Rank: #1212.
Gamewell Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3210 Gamewell School Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-6204
Grades: 6-8
| 502 students
Rank: #1313.
Sawmills Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4436 Sawmills School Road
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 396-2610
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #1414.
Dudley Shoals Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Dudley Shoals Road
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 396-3457
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1515.
Davenport A+ School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
901 College Avenue Sw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-6941
Grades: PK-5
| 495 students
Rank: #1616.
Gamewell Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2904 Morganton Boulevard
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 758-1193
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #1717.
Whitnel Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 Berkley Street Sw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 728-6423
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
Rank: #1818.
Horizons Elementary School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
332 Greenhaven Dr. Nw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 726-3855
Grades: K-5
| 30 students
Rank: #1919.
West Lenoir Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Maple Drive Nw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-5161
Grades: 3-5
| 133 students
Rank: #2020.
Gateway School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1889 Dudley Shoals Road
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 396-8373
Grades: 6-12
| 49 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 25 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 10,847 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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