Surry County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 7,983 students in Surry County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Surry County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Surry County Schools School District are Surry Early College, Shoals Elementary School and Pilot Mountain Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Surry County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Surry 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 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Surry County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
19 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
7,983 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
523 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Surry County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#100 out of 305 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Surry County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Surry 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Surry 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Surry County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.45
0.68
# American Indian Students
9 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
31 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,967 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
25%
18%
# Black Students
193 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
2%
25%
# White Students
5,635 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
70%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
211 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
168
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
522
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
524
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
547
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
605
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
634
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
656
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
579
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
635
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
570
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
643
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
675
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
582
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
643
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,668 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,843 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$77 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Surry County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$79 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Surry County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,668
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Surry County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,843
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Surry County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Surry County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Surry Early College
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3621
Grades: 9-13
| 277 students
Rank: #22.
Shoals Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1800 Shoals Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
(336) 325-2518
Grades: PK-5
| 280 students
Rank: #33.
Pilot Mountain Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
543 Old Westfield Road
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-2641
Grades: 6-8
| 434 students
Rank: #44.
East Surry High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
801 W Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-2251
Grades: 9-12
| 607 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Dobson Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 W Atkins Street
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-8913
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
White Plains Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
710 Cadle Ford Rd
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 320-3434
Grades: PK-5
| 318 students
Rank: #77.
Flat Rock Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1539 E Pine St
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 786-2910
Grades: PK-5
| 253 students
Rank: #88.
Mountain Park Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
505 Mountain Park Rd
State Road, NC 28676
(336) 874-3933
Grades: PK-5
| 171 students
Rank: #99.
Surry Central High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
716 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-8842
Grades: 9-12
| 782 students
Rank: #1010.
J Sam Gentry Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1915 W Pine Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 786-4155
Grades: 6-8
| 365 students
Rank: #1111.
Pilot Mountain Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
218 Friends St.
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 444-8200
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #1212.
Copeland Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
948 Copeland School Road
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 374-2572
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #1313.
Rockford Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
719 Rockford Rd
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 374-6300
Grades: PK-5
| 367 students
Rank: #1414.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
734 Flippin Road
Lowgap, NC 27024
(336) 352-4320
Grades: PK-5
| 388 students
Rank: #1515.
Central Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
883 Zephyr Rd
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-4018
Grades: 6-8
| 605 students
Rank: #1616.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
519 S Franklin Road
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 786-2459
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #1717.
Meadowview Magnet Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1282 Mckinney Road
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-0276
Grades: 6-8
| 380 students
Rank: #1818.
North Surry High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2440 W Pine Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-5055
Grades: 9-12
| 877 students
Rank: #1919.
Westfield Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
273 Jessup Grove Church Rd
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 351-2745
Grades: PK-5
| 221 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 7,983 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 10% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45

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