Watauga High School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
300 Go Pioneers Drive

Boone, NC 28607
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (828)264-2407
  • Watauga High School serves 1,351 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Watauga High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Watauga High School operates within the Watauga County s School District.
  • Watauga County s School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the North Carolina state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Watauga High School's student population of 1351 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,351 students
Watauga High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Watauga High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
Watauga High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeWatauga High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Watauga High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watauga High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
Watauga High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
3%
Watauga High School Asian Students (1990-2016)
Hispanic
6%
16%
Watauga High School Black Students (2000-2016)
Black
n/a
26%
Watauga High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
90%
50%
Watauga High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Watauga High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsWatauga High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.46
Watauga High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
91%
88%
Watauga High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
52%
Watauga High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
Watauga High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Watauga High School is Watauga County s School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Watauga County s School District's student population of 4,402 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 87% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,384 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,883 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameWatauga County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    10
    1
    Number of Students Managed4,402870
    Watauga County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    47%
    District Graduation Rate
    91%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$52 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$50 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,384$8,969
    District Spending / Student$10,883$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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