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 8 public preschools serving 3,078 students in Watauga County Schools School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public pre schools in North Carolina.
Public Preschools in Watauga County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the North Carolina public pre school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 18% 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
4,673 Students
449,714 Students
# Teachers
395 Teachers
32,939 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
0.72
# American Indian Students
17 Students
6,715 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
86 Students
16,990 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
458 Students
98,653 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
22%
# Black Students
59 Students
113,088 Students
% Black Students
1%
25%
# White Students
3,836 Students
188,648 Students
% White Students
82%
42%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
659 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
213 Students
24,961 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
111
21,054
# Students in K Grade:
320
72,400
# Students in 1st Grade:
309
69,634
# Students in 2nd Grade:
309
71,332
# Students in 3rd Grade:
320
68,518
# Students in 4th Grade:
321
67,887
# Students in 5th Grade:
344
65,758
# Students in 6th Grade:
351
4,881
# Students in 7th Grade:
393
3,622
# Students in 8th Grade:
386
3,587
# Students in 9th Grade:
419
226
# Students in 10th Grade:
388
242
# Students in 11th Grade:
365
194
# Students in 12th Grade:
337
379
# 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 Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Blowing Rock Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
165 Morris Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3204
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
Rank: #22.
Parkway Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
160 Parkway School Dr
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-3032
Grades: PK-8
| 604 students
Rank: #33.
Hardin Park Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
361 Jefferson Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-8481
Grades: PK-8
| 835 students
Rank: #44.
Valle Crucis Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2998 Broadstone Road
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
(828) 963-4712
Grades: PK-8
| 331 students
Rank: #55.
Cove Creek Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
930 Vanderpool Rd
Vilas, NC 28692
(828) 297-2781
Grades: PK-8
| 300 students
Rank: #66.
Bethel Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
138 Bethel School Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
(828) 297-2240
Grades: PK-8
| 130 students
Rank: #77.
Green Valley Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
189 Big Hill Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-3606
Grades: PK-8
| 303 students
Rank: #88.
Mabel Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
404 Mabel School Road
Zionville, NC 28698
(828) 297-2512
Grades: PK-8
| 155 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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