Wilkes Early College High School

1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 1%
Serving 216 students in grades 9-13, Wilkes Early College High School ranks in the top 1% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥90% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-13
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : ≥90% (Top 30% in NC)
  • : Top 1%
  • : ≥90% (Top 5%)
  • : ≥90% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wilkes Early College High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Wilkes Early College High School's student population of 216 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-13
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
216 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Wilkes Early College High School ranks within the top 1% of all 2,617 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Wilkes Early College High School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NC)
#18 out of 2617 schools
(Top 1%)
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≥90%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wilkes Early College High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥90%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wilkes Early College High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
2%
25%
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White
78%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.37
This chart display the diversity score of Wilkes Early College High School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥90%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Wilkes Early College High School and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wilkes Early College High School's ranking?
Wilkes Early College High School is ranked #18 out of 2,617 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Wilkes Early College High School often compared to?
Wilkes Early College High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like West Wilkes High School, Wilkes Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥90% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% NC state average), while ≥90% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% NC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Wilkes Early College High School?
The graduation rate of Wilkes Early College High School is 90%, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 86%.
How many students attend Wilkes Early College High School?
216 students attend Wilkes Early College High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Wilkes Early College High School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wilkes Early College High School?
Wilkes Early College High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wilkes Early College High School offer ?
Wilkes Early College High School offers enrollment in grades 9-13 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Wilkes Early College High School part of?
Wilkes Early College High School is part of Wilkes County Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-13
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : ≥90% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 1%
  • : ≥90% (Top 5%)
  • : ≥90% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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