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 6 public middle schools serving 2,488 students in Catawba County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Catawba County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
28 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
15,494 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
998 Teachers
31,852 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
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,095 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
7%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,778 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
19%
# Black Students
848 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
5%
26%
# White Students
9,711 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
63%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,045 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
214
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
1,137
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,077
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,132
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,081
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,208
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,130
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,121
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,223
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,262
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,526
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,264
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,158
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
961
7,429
# 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jacobs Fork Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3431 Plateau Road
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1827
Grades: 7-8
| 493 students
Rank: #22.
Mill Creek Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1041 Shiloh Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-1494
Grades: 7-8
| 420 students
Rank: #33.
Maiden Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
518 North C Avenue
Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-2326
Grades: 7-8
| 451 students
Rank: #44.
Harry M Arndt Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3350 34th Street Drive Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-9545
Grades: 7-8
| 652 students
Rank: #55.
River Bend Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4670 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(828) 241-2754
Grades: 7-8
| 469 students
Rank: #66.
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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