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Watauga County Schools


Watauga County Schools is located in west North Carolina. Watauga County Schools has 312.56 square miles of land area and 0.90 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Watauga County Schools population is 51,903. Watauga County Schools median household income is $35,491 in 2010-2014. Watauga County Schools median house value is $225,600 in 2010-2014. On average, Watauga County Schools is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (3 out of 104, top 3%)
Elementary/Middle School: (3 out of 115, top 3%)*
Rank: #5
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:9
Population51,903 (2010-2014), rank #49
Population Growth16.28% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:165.59/sq mi, rank #47
Median Household Income:$35,491 at 2010-2014—5.00% increase since 2005-2009, rank #89
Median House Price:$225,600 at 2010-2014—13.03% increase since 2005-2009, rank #5
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:312.56 sq mi, rank #80
Water Area:0.90 sq mi (0.29%), rank #97
State:North Carolina
County:Watauga County
City:Banner Elk, Boone, Vilas, Sugar Grove, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Seven Devils, Foscoe, Deep Gap, Todd, Zionville, Cove Creek, Beech Mountain, Lenoir
Zip:28604, 28607, 28692, 28679, 28605, 28618, 28684, 28698, 28645
Area:Boone, NC
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Watauga County Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

175 Pioneer Trail
Boone NC, 28607, Watauga County
Phone: 828-264-7190

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:4,3254,5504,5884,5084,5024,6224,469
English Language Learner Students:126121135135143132140
Total Teachers:351.43356.13352.43339.71340.50361.20359.00
Total Other Staff:273.55268.83270.11287.54295.81321.70319.30
Instructional Aides:61.0464.2573.3173.6773.0894.4095.30
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:4.004.505.
Total Guidance Counselors:10.9411.889.3813.6613.5115.3015.20
Elementary Guidance Counselors:8.007.506.908.788.729.609.50
Secondary Guidance Counselors:2.944.382.484.884.795.705.70
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:3.703.203.7010.6311.0011.5011.30
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:9.9010.968.889.689.669.809.00
District Administrative Support:17.4613.5014.0017.0018.6221.6020.60
School Administrators:15.9015.0013.7914.9315.0015.9013.90
School Administrative Support:22.0522.0621.7921.7622.7221.9022.70
Student Support Services:39.4636.2135.0437.4733.4934.6029.10
Other Support Services:89.1087.2785.2285.7495.5293.5098.80
Student-Teacher Ratio:12.3112.7813.0213.2713.2212.8012.45


Bethel ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   138 Bethel School Rd, Sugar Grove NC 28679
Blowing Rock ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   165 Morris St, Blowing Rock NC 28605
Cove Creek ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   930 Vanderpool Rd, Vilas NC 28692
Green Valley ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   189 Big Hill Rd, Boone NC 28607
Hardin Park ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   361 Jefferson Rd, Boone NC 28607
Mabel ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   404 Mabel School Rd, Zionville NC 28698
Parkway ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   160 Parkway School Dr, Boone NC 28607
Valle Crucis ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   2998 Broadstone Rd, Sugar Grove NC 28679
Watauga HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   300 Go Pioneers Dr, Boone NC 28607

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std90.5%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std82.6%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std85.9%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std81.9%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std91.1%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std85.9%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std81.2%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std43.9%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std92.3%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std78.6%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std74.7%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std79.3%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std92.5%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std89.3%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std69.7%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std73%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std74.8%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std75.4%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std91.2%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std88.6%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std89.8%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std53.5%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std86.9%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std75.9%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std82.1%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std82.7%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std72.2%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std78.2%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std79.3%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std85.8%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std87.4%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std92.8%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std86.7%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std85.1%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std82.8%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std88.7%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std88.4%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std88.4%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std60.0%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std88.8%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std80.6%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std82.4%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std84.6%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std93.9%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std65.3%69.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std67.4%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std56.5%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std82.5%76.4%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std73.8%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std66.1%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std66.7%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std59.3%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std75.2%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std73.5%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std76.8%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std84.9%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std82.8%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std25%17.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std33.3%25.1%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std28.6%18.5%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std80.1%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std55.6%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std85.1%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std85.3%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std81.6%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std74.8%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85.8%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85.4%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std90.3%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std90%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std89%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std86.3%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std86.4%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std55.8%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std90.1%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std88.5%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std76%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std81.9%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std79.9%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std77.8%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std74.3%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std53.5%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std79.8%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std80.5%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std85.7%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std> 95.0%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std90.2%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std88.4%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std89.2%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std50.3%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std92.5%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std90.8%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std77.9%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std86.5%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std84.2%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std80.5%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std80.9%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std49.4%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std69.8%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std59.1%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std72.4%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std77.4%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std81.1%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std82.6%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std87.7%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std91.9%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std85.9%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std86.8%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std52.3%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std> 95.0%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std> 95.0%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std73.2%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std80.3%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std86.1%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std79.8%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std83.2%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std50.2%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std59.6%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std78.2%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std88.4%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std83.8%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std83.2%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std55.5%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std81%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std83.8%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std83.8%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std90%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std90.4%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std93.3%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std90.7%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std52.8%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std> 95.0%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std92.4%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std76.5%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std85.7%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std91%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std86.9%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std86.2%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std63.1%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std79.2%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std80.7%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std84.1%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std93.5%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std92.8%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std92.2%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std93%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std52.6%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std> 95.0%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std> 95.0%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std75.9%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std81.6%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std86.4%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std82.8%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std84.8%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std62.6%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std74.3%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std64.9%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std71.8%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std82.5%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std87.5%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std86.6%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std93.2%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std93.9%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std93.2%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std91.8%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std53.9%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std> 95.0%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std> 95.0%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std78.3%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std87%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std86.9%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std83.6%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std83%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std56.5%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std72.6%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std87.5%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std87.2%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std85.5%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std85.6%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std72.2%59.1%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$43,582,000$9,499 $51,929,000$11,519 $51,799,000$11,506 
Total Expenditures:$45,920,000$10,009 $47,429,000$10,521 $49,516,000$10,999 
Total Current Expenditures:$40,437,000$8,814 $41,072,000$9,111 $43,251,000$9,607 
Instructional Expenditures:$26,633,000$5,80565.9%$25,950,000$5,75663.2%$27,864,000$6,18964.4%
Student and Staff Support:$3,098,000$6757.7%$4,070,000$9039.9%$4,208,000$9359.7%
Operations, Food, Other:$6,578,000$1,43416.3%$6,626,000$1,47016.1%$6,817,000$1,51415.8%
Total Capital Outlay:$594,000$129 $1,143,000$254 $851,000$189 
Construction:$327,000$71 $218,000$48 $474,000$105 
Total Other:$350,000$76 $342,000$76 $337,000$75 
Interest on Debt:$4,486,000$978 $4,720,000$1,047 $4,865,000$1,081 
Total Salary:$26,951,000$5,874 $27,510,000$6,102 $29,473,000$6,547 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$19,138,000$4,17171.0%$18,825,000$4,17668.4%$20,294,000$4,50868.9%
Other Salary:$7,813,000$1,70329.0%$8,685,000$1,92731.6%$9,179,000$2,03931.1%
Total Benefit:$8,854,000$1,930 $8,221,000$1,824 $8,650,000$1,921 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$6,300,000$1,37371.2%$5,604,000$1,24368.2%$6,060,000$1,34670.1%
Other Benefit:$2,554,000$55728.8%$2,617,000$58131.8%$2,590,000$57529.9%

* Watauga County Schools was rated 5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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