B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
2285 North Anderson Avenue
Newton, NC 28658
Telephone
(828) 464-8333
Website

Catawba County Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
359 responses
Average ACT
24
206 responses
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,729
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$141,629,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,763/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    7%

Catawba County Schools Reviews

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I think overall the Catawba County School system has been a good experience. However, as I entered into high school where my grades really meant something it became clear that all high schools are not created equal. I found myself in classes with teachers that were less than desirable, yet I was trapped. The time spent with these teachers were a lesson in perseverance. No matter how hard you tried or how well you followed direction you, as a student, had no hope of getting a good grade. The rules in these classes changed daily and there was never a way to stay ahead. Many of these teachers were let go either the semester after I had them or even in the semester I had them, but at that point the damage was done. It is sad when students are held to a certain standard when applying the colleges, but we are held prisoner to those who are in charge of educating us.
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I have been enrolled with Catawba County Schools my entire time as a student. Overall, I would say the teachers work hard for their students in helping them learn and understand what they are learning. Every person is different, so not every teacher will be the same. But I will say the school system could work on motivating their teachers to come up with better learning strategies for the students.
I really liked Catawba County schools growing up I like the effort that they make in giving kids a good learning enviornment and a chance at all types of education. If I could change something though, it would be the faculty. In high school I would repeatedly report this girl bullying me throight my 4 years there and because she was a cheerleader and the office lady was the cheer coach nothing ever happened to her. I was in the hospital for a week for attempting to take my own life. The faculty needs to be there for all students.