Top 10 Best Catawba County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 44 public schools serving 22,538 students in Catawba County, NC. Catawba County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Catawba County, NC are Challenger Early College High School, Discovery High School and Mountain View Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Catawba County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Catawba County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Best Catawba County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Challenger Early College High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2550 Hwy 70 Se
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 485-2980
Grades: 9-12
| 376 students
Rank: #22.
Discovery High School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
301 West 18th St
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 466-5581
Grades: 9-12
| 211 students
Rank: #33.
Mountain View Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5911 Dwayne Starnes Road
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 294-2020
Grades: PK-6
| 697 students
Rank: #44.
Sherrills Ford Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8103 Sherrills Ford Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(828) 478-2662
Grades: K-6
| 500 students
Rank: #55.
Bandys High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5040 E Bandys Road
Catawba, NC 28609
(828) 241-1471
Grades: 9-12
| 797 students
Rank: #66.
Shuford Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
810 Hunsucker Drive
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 464-1973
Grades: PK-5
| 432 students
Rank: #77.
Saint Stephens High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3205 34th Street Drive Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-9841
Grades: 9-12
| 1,165 students
Rank: #88.
Snow Creek Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3238 Snow Creek Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2335
Grades: PK-6
| 536 students
Rank: #99.
Fred T Foard High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3407 Plateau Road
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1496
Grades: 9-12
| 877 students
Rank: #1010.
Jacobs Fork Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3431 Plateau Road
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1827
Grades: 7-8
| 529 students
Rank: #1111.
Oakwood Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
366 4th Street Nw
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-1340
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #1212.
Startown Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4119 Startown Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-1257
Grades: PK-6
| 534 students
Rank: #1313.
Harry M Arndt Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3350 34th Street Drive Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-9545
Grades: 7-8
| 655 students
Rank: #1414.
Conover Special Education
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
108 7th Street Place Sw
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 464-9532
Grades: PK-12
| 74 students
Rank: #1515.
Balls Creek Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2620 Balls Creek Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-4766
Grades: PK-6
| 657 students
Rank: #1616.
Mill Creek Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1041 Shiloh Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-1494
Grades: 7-8
| 419 students
Rank: #1717.
Clyde Campbell Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2121 35th Avenue Drive Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2769
Grades: K-6
| 472 students
Rank: #1818.
Northview Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
302 28th Avenue Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 327-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 534 students
Rank: #1919.
Blackburn Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4377 W Nc 10 Hwy
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1344
Grades: K-6
| 496 students
Rank: #2020.
Maiden High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 West Main Street
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-8197
Grades: 9-12
| 835 students
Rank: #2121.
Charles H Tuttle Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2872 Water Plant Road
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-3080
Grades: K-6
| 399 students
Rank: #2222.
W M Jenkins Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3750 N Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 327-3491
Grades: K-5
| 266 students
Rank: #2323.
Longview Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
737 12th Street Sw
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 485-0975
Grades: 3-5
| 320 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Newton-conover High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
338 W 15th Street
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 465-0920
Grades: 9-12
| 709 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Ray Childers Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1183 Cape Hickory Road
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 324-1340
Grades: PK-5
| 438 students
Rank: #2626.
Maiden Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
518 North C Avenue
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-2326
Grades: 7-8
| 461 students
Rank: #2727.
Hickory High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1234 3rd Street Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-5860
Grades: 9-13
| 1,012 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Newton-conover Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
873 Northern Dr Nw
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 464-4221
Grades: 6-8
| 683 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
River Bend Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4670 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-2754
Grades: 7-8
| 491 students
Rank: #3030.
Maiden Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N Main Avenue
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-8769
Grades: PK-6
| 493 students
Rank: #3131.
Bunker Hill High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4675 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-3355
Grades: 9-12
| 847 students
Rank: #3232.
Viewmont Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
21 16th Avenue Nw
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 324-7049
Grades: PK-5
| 489 students
Rank: #3333.
Lyle Creek Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1845 Edgewater Drive Nw
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 464-0299
Grades: PK-6
| 478 students
Rank: #3434.
Grandview Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
451 Catawba Valley Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 328-2289
Grades: 6-8
| 401 students
Rank: #3535.
South Newton Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
306 West I Street
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-4061
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
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Catawba County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2952 N Oxford Street
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 459-2051
Grades: K-6
| 56 students
S Campus 420 North Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 345-5807
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
2110 Main Avenue Se
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-3689
Grades: PK-6
| 326 students

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