B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dare County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Nags Head, NC. It has 5,092 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
3020 S. Wrightsville Ave
Nags Head, NC 27959
Telephone
(252) 480-8888
Website

Dare County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
225 responses
Average ACT
25
91 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,092
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,982
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,056,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,022/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

Dare County Schools Reviews

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The school system is very good about making everybody feel comfortable and safe. They constantly find ways to compromise with the needs of each student, parent and staff member. I moved into this school system my sophomore year after attending the same school system for almost 10 years and the staff and administration made me feel so welcomed. Coming from such a different environment I was overwhelmed and they definitely made it a little easier. Teacher generally push students to exceed to their fullest potential and be successful.
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Dare County Schools truely cares about educating their students. Resources are offered everywhere in the community. The connection between students and teachers is one of the things I like most about the Dare County school system. This makes is possible for students to be comfortable asking questions, engaging in their own education.
I have been in Dare County schools since kindergarten and overall I cannot complain about my education. I have a received and excellent education and I am constantly being challenged. The extracurriculars at this school are outstanding. The clubs range from the Gamer Club to the A Capella Club to the Remote Operated Vehicles Club (ROV). Majority of our students are involved in at least one activity, whether it be a sports team, a club or an arts program. One thing I would change is the severity of disciplinary actions at our school. The best policy is equal punishment for everyone, but I suppose that's just life. Another thing I would change is that the most important thing is not sports, but again this has been an ongoing issue in the education system for years. All in all, the memories I have made here will last a lifetime and I wouldn't want it any other way.