Catawba County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 16,375 students in Catawba County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Catawba County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Catawba County Schools School District are Challenger Early College High School, Mountain View Elementary School and Sherrills Ford Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Catawba County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Catawba 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Catawba County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
28 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
16,375 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
995 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Catawba County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#114 out of 305 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Catawba County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Catawba 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Catawba 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Catawba County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.68
# American Indian Students
9 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,102 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
7%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,641 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
18%
# Black Students
878 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
5%
25%
# White Students
10,895 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
67%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
9 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
841 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
194
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
1,175
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,135
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,107
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,202
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,256
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,297
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,284
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,270
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,127
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,375
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,407
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,294
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,252
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,851 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,287. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,952 is less than the state median of $10,742. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$145 MM
$9 MM
This chart display total revenue of Catawba County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$147 MM
$9 MM
This chart display total spending of Catawba County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,851
$10,287
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Catawba County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,952
$10,742
This chart display average spending per public school student in Catawba County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Catawba County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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
| 411 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 757 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 486 students
Rank: #44.
Bandys High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5040 E Bandys Road
Catawba, NC 28609
(828) 241-3171
Grades: 9-12
| 886 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 1,251 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 581 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 969 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 476 students
Rank: #99.
Startown Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4119 Startown Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-1257
Grades: PK-6
| 523 students
Rank: #1010.
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
| 646 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 693 students
Rank: #1212.
Mill Creek Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1041 Shiloh Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-2711
Grades: 7-8
| 375 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 551 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 636 students
Rank: #1515.
Maiden High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
600 West Main Street
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-8197
Grades: 9-12
| 902 students
Rank: #1616.
Charles H Tuttle Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2872 Water Plant Road
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-3080
Grades: K-6
| 474 students
Rank: #1717.
Maiden Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
518 North C Avenue
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-2326
Grades: 7-8
| 424 students
Rank: #1818.
River Bend Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4670 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-2754
Grades: 7-8
| 469 students
Rank: #1919.
Maiden Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N Main Avenue
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-8769
Grades: K-6
| 484 students
Rank: #2020.
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
| 886 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 560 students
Rank: #2222.
Banoak Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7651 W Nc 10 Hwy
Vale, NC 28168
(704) 462-2849
Grades: K-6
| 309 students
Rank: #2323.
Oxford Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5915 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 459-7220
Grades: PK-6
| 596 students
Rank: #2424.
Claremont Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3384 E Main Street
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 459-7921
Grades: PK-6
| 435 students
Rank: #2525.
Catawba Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5415 Hudson Chapel Road
Catawba, NC 28609
(828) 241-3131
Grades: PK-6
| 424 students
Rank: #2626.
Saint Stephens Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
684 30th Street Ne
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 256-2570
Grades: PK-6
| 676 students
Rank: #2727.
Webb A Murray Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3901 Section House Road
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2196
Grades: PK-6
| 453 students
Catawba Rosenwald Education Center
Special Education School
403 6th Ave Sw
Catawba, NC 28609
(828) 241-2734
Grades: K-12
| 42 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 16,375 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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