Top 10 Best Watauga County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,807 students in Watauga County, NC. Watauga County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Watauga County, NC are Blowing Rock Elementary School, Hardin Park Elementary School and Parkway Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Watauga County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Watauga County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Watauga County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Blowing Rock Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    165 Morris Street
    Blowing Rock, NC 28605
    (828) 295-3204

    Grades: PK-8 | 366 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Hardin Park Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    361 Jefferson Road
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 264-8481

    Grades: PK-8 | 918 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Parkway Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    160 Parkway School Dr
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 264-3032

    Grades: PK-8 | 549 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Two Rivers Community School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1018 Archie Carroll Road
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 262-5411

    Grades: K-8 | 176 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Bethel Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    138 Bethel School Rd
    Sugar Grove, NC 28679
    (828) 297-2240

    Grades: K-8 | 152 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Cove Creek Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    930 Vanderpool Rd
    Vilas, NC 28692
    (828) 297-2781

    Grades: PK-8 | 283 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Mabel Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    404 Mabel School Road
    Zionville, NC 28698
    (828) 297-2512

    Grades: K-8 | 174 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Green Valley Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    189 Big Hill Road
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 264-3606

    Grades: PK-8 | 386 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Valle Crucis Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2998 Broadstone Road
    Sugar Grove, NC 28679
    (828) 963-4712

    Grades: PK-8 | 394 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Watauga High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 Go Pioneers Drive
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 264-2407

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,116 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Watauga Innovation Academy Math: ≤5% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 Go Pioneers Drive
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 264-2407

    Grades: 9-12 | 293 students
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