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 preschools serving 1,835 students in Dare County Schools School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public pre schools in North Carolina.
Public Preschools in Dare County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the North Carolina public pre school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public preschool average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
11 Schools
976 Schools
# Students
5,244 Students
449,714 Students
# Teachers
392 Teachers
32,939 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
0.72
# American Indian Students
1 Student
6,715 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
34 Students
16,990 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,009 Students
98,653 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
22%
# Black Students
92 Students
113,088 Students
% Black Students
2%
25%
# White Students
3,820 Students
188,648 Students
% White Students
73%
42%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
659 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
287 Students
24,961 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
143
21,054
# Students in K Grade:
337
72,400
# Students in 1st Grade:
334
69,634
# Students in 2nd Grade:
368
71,332
# Students in 3rd Grade:
351
68,518
# Students in 4th Grade:
391
67,887
# Students in 5th Grade:
359
65,758
# Students in 6th Grade:
386
4,881
# Students in 7th Grade:
362
3,622
# Students in 8th Grade:
453
3,587
# Students in 9th Grade:
489
226
# Students in 10th Grade:
448
242
# Students in 11th Grade:
447
194
# Students in 12th Grade:
376
379
# 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 Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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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