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 12 public preschools serving 4,542 students in Caldwell County Schools School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public pre schools in North Carolina.
Public Preschools in Caldwell County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public pre school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public preschool average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
25 Schools
976 Schools
# Students
10,847 Students
449,714 Students
# Teachers
757 Teachers
32,939 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
0.72
# American Indian Students
8 Students
6,715 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
105 Students
16,990 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,378 Students
98,653 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
22%
# Black Students
591 Students
113,088 Students
% Black Students
5%
25%
# White Students
8,214 Students
188,648 Students
% White Students
75%
42%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
659 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
602 Students
24,961 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
243
21,054
# Students in K Grade:
796
72,400
# Students in 1st Grade:
716
69,634
# Students in 2nd Grade:
776
71,332
# Students in 3rd Grade:
771
68,518
# Students in 4th Grade:
786
67,887
# Students in 5th Grade:
760
65,758
# Students in 6th Grade:
801
4,881
# Students in 7th Grade:
822
3,622
# Students in 8th Grade:
876
3,587
# Students in 9th Grade:
987
226
# Students in 10th Grade:
926
242
# Students in 11th Grade:
818
194
# Students in 12th Grade:
769
379
# 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 Preschools (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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #6 - 76. - 7.
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: #6 - 76. - 7.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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

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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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