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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Catawba County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Newton, NC. It has 16,641 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
2285 North Anderson Avenue
Newton, NC 28658
Telephone
(828) 464-8333
Website

Catawba County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
414 responses
Average ACT
24
268 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
16,641
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,729
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

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

23 reviews
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Overall, it was a good experience. I learned some useful stuff and also garnered wisdom from reading aside from what I was assigned to read. My teachers were friendly (as long as you were in return) and many of them I befriended. I was an outsider who didn’t identify with the various cultures ever present in nowadays educational institutions. I’m thankful for this considering that these cultures and the people who start them are corrupt in more ways than one. My personal advice: do not be deceived or tempted or fall into the progressive culture of this county and also the world. Be the odd man out if YOU are the RIGHT man. In other words, do the right thing and believe the right think even when no one else does. Trust in the Lord to be your shephard as I have. Also, come high school, the food tends to get a little expensive and of a poorer quality. To put it simply, get used to packing your lunch. You’ll thank me later.
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I grew up in the Catawba County School system. Throughout the years, the administration and staff treated every student as if they were their own. They made sure the curriculum taught not only next grade readiness but also life lessons. There was never a time I felt like other students were treated better than me or I was not getting the education I needed to succeed. I want to thank the Catawba County School system for building me up into a beautiful, intelligent, young lady.
Academics are great! Good curriculum. Counselors need to be more involved with students and communications need to be open with parents regarding students grades. Should meet with seniors monthly.