Dare County Schools School District

3020 S. Wrightsville Ave
Nags Head, NC 27959
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Dare County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public elementary schools serving 3,683 students in Dare 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 Dare County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 29% 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
11 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
5,244 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
392 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Dare County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 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 93% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#100 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dare County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
57%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dare 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.
57%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dare 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.
93%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dare County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.43
0.70
# American Indian Students
1 Student
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
34 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,009 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
20%
# Black Students
92 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
2%
25%
# White Students
3,820 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
73%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
287 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
143
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
337
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
334
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
368
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
351
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
391
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
359
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
386
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
362
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
453
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
489
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
448
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
447
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
376
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,901 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,524 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$68 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dare 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 (20-21)
$66 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Dare 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 (20-21)
$12,901
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dare 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 (20-21)
$12,524
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dare 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 Dare County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
First Flight Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
109 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-8888
Grades: 6-8
| 644 students
Rank: #22.
Kitty Hawk Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16 Dogwood Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2313
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #33.
Nags Head Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3100 S Wrightsville Avenue
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480-8880
Grades: PK-5
| 548 students
Rank: #44.
Manteo Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1000 N Hwy 64
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-5549
Grades: 6-8
| 394 students
Rank: #55.
Cape Hatteras Secondary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
48576 Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-5730
Grades: 6-12
| 362 students
Rank: #66.
First Flight Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
107 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-1111
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #77.
Cape Hatteras Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
47500 Middle Ridge
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-6196
Grades: PK-5
| 318 students
Rank: #88.
Manteo Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
701 N Hwy 64/264
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2742
Grades: PK-5
| 649 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,244 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : 93% (Top 20% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 57% (Top 30%)
  • : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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