Hickory City Schools School District

432 4th Avenue Sw
Hickory, NC 28602-2805
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 3,869 students in Hickory City Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Hickory City Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
10 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
3,869 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
266 Teachers
100,983 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Hickory City Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 85% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#161 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Hickory City Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
52%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hickory City 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.
48%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hickory City 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.
65%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Hickory City 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.
85%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Hickory City Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.74
0.70
# American Indian Students
2 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
201 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
5%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,034 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
27%
20%
# Black Students
786 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
20%
25%
# White Students
1,458 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
38%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
14 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
374 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
95
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
282
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
263
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
279
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
275
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
292
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
270
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
287
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
310
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
331
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
344
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
318
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
313
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
210
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,825 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,734 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$42 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Hickory City 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
$42 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Hickory City 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
$10,825
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Hickory City 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
$10,734
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Hickory City 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 Hickory City Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Oakwood Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
366 4th Street Nw
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-1340
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
W M Jenkins Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3750 N Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 327-3491
Grades: K-5
| 260 students
Rank: #33.
Hickory Career Arts Magnet High School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
409 8th Avenue Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 328-6738
Grades: 6-12
| 188 students
Rank: #44.
Hickory High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1234 3rd Street Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-5860
Grades: 9-13
| 1,028 students
Rank: #55.
Northview Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
302 28th Avenue Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 327-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 502 students
Rank: #66.
Longview Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
737 12th Street Sw
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 485-0975
Grades: 3-5
| 317 students
Rank: #77.
Grandview Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
451 Catawba Valley Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 328-2289
Grades: 6-8
| 426 students
Rank: #88.
Viewmont Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
21 16th Avenue Nw
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 324-7049
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
Rank: #99.
Southwest Primary
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1580 32nd Street Sw
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 324-8884
Grades: PK-2
| 328 students
Rank: n/an/a
432 4th Ave Sw
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 322-2855
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Hickory City Schools School District?
Hickory City Schools School District manages 10 public schools serving 3,869 students.
What is the rank of Hickory City Schools School District?
Hickory City Schools School District is ranked #165 out of 325 school districts in North Carolina (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of North Carolina school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Hickory City Schools School District?
38% of Hickory City Schools School District students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Hickory City Schools School District?
Hickory City Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Hickory City Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,734 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 3,869 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 52% (Top 50%)
  • : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • : 65% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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