Catawba County Schools School District

2285 North Anderson Avenue
Newton, NC 28658-1000
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public elementary schools serving 8,084 students in Catawba County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Catawba County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 39% 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
28 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
15,494 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
998 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Catawba County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 319 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#100 out of 321 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Catawba County Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
54%
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 2020-21 school year data.
51%
47%
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 2020-21 school year data.
87%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.57
0.70
# American Indian Students
9 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,095 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
7%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,778 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
20%
# Black Students
848 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
5%
25%
# White Students
9,711 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
63%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,045 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
214
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
1,137
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,077
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,132
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,081
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,208
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,130
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,121
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,223
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,262
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,526
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,264
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,158
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
961
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,903 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,834 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$169 MM
$17,307 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$168 MM
$17,964 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,903
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Catawba 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
$10,834
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Catawba 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 Catawba County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sherrills Ford Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8103 Sherrills Ford Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(828) 478-2662
Grades: K-6
| 493 students
Rank: #22.
Mountain View Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5911 Dwayne Starnes Road
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 294-2020
Grades: PK-6
| 679 students
Rank: #33.
Clyde Campbell Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2121 35th Avenue Drive Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2769
Grades: K-6
| 453 students
Rank: #44.
Snow Creek Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3238 Snow Creek Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2335
Grades: PK-6
| 547 students
Rank: #55.
Balls Creek Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2620 Balls Creek Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-4766
Grades: PK-6
| 652 students
Rank: #66.
Startown Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4119 Startown Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-1257
Grades: PK-6
| 525 students
Rank: #77.
Banoak Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7651 W Nc 10 Hwy
Vale, NC 28168
(704) 462-2849
Grades: K-6
| 284 students
Rank: #88.
Blackburn Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4377 W Nc 10 Hwy
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1344
Grades: K-6
| 526 students
Rank: #99.
Charles H Tuttle Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2872 Water Plant Road
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-3080
Grades: K-6
| 403 students
Rank: #1010.
Maiden Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 N Main Avenue
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-8769
Grades: PK-6
| 510 students
Rank: #1111.
Lyle Creek Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1845 Edgewater Drive Nw
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 464-0299
Grades: PK-6
| 461 students
Rank: #1212.
Claremont Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3384 E Main Street
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 459-7921
Grades: PK-6
| 463 students
Rank: #1313.
Oxford Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5915 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 459-7220
Grades: PK-6
| 554 students
Rank: #1414.
Webb A Murray Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3901 Section House Road
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2196
Grades: PK-6
| 403 students
Rank: #1515.
Saint Stephens Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
684 30th Street Ne
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 256-2570
Grades: PK-6
| 722 students
Rank: #1616.
Catawba Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5415 Hudson Chapel Road
Catawba, NC 28609
(828) 241-3131
Grades: PK-6
| 406 students
Rank: #1717.
Catawba Rosenwald Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
403 6th Ave Sw
Catawba, NC 28609
(828) 241-2734
Grades: K-12
| 3 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 28 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 15,494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 87% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 54% (Top 30%)
  • : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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