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 4 public high schools serving 1,923 students in Dare County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Dare County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Dare County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 91%, which is more than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Manteo High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
11 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
5,244 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
392 Teachers
32,877 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.
71%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Dare County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science 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
0.68
# American Indian Students
1 Student
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
34 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,009 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
19%
# Black Students
92 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
2%
25%
# White Students
3,820 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
73%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
287 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
143
543
# Students in K Grade:
337
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
334
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
368
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
351
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
391
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
359
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
386
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
362
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
453
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
489
142,946
# Students in 10th Grade:
448
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
447
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
376
97,258
# 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
$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
$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
$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
$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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Manteo High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
829 Wingina Avenue
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-5841
Grades: 9-12
| 583 students
Rank: #22.
First Flight High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 449-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 962 students
Rank: #33.
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: #44.
Dare Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
132 Russell Twiford Road
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 16 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%)
  • : 71% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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