Watauga County Schools School District

175 Pioneer Trail
Boone, NC 28607
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (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 2 public high schools serving 1,509 students in Watauga County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Watauga County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 84% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 72% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Watauga County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 89%, which is more than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Watauga High School, with 89% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 17% 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
4,673 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
395 Teachers
32,877 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Watauga County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% 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 89% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#61 out of 325 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Watauga County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Watauga 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.
63%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Watauga 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.
89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Watauga County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.32
0.68
# American Indian Students
17 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
86 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
458 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
19%
# Black Students
59 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
1%
25%
# White Students
3,836 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
82%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
213 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
111
543
# Students in K Grade:
320
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
309
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
309
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
320
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
321
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
344
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
351
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
393
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
386
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
419
142,946
# Students in 10th Grade:
388
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
365
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
337
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,135 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,117 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$57 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Watauga 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)
$57 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Watauga 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)
$12,135
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Watauga 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)
$12,117
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Watauga 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 Watauga County Schools School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Watauga High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
300 Go Pioneers Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-2407
Grades: 9-12
| 1,236 students
Rank: #22.
Watauga Innovation Academy
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 Go Pioneers Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-2407
Grades: 9-12
| 273 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : 89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 65% (Top 20%)
  • : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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