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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Davidson County Schools is a public school district located in Lexington, NC. It has 19,505 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
250 County School Road
Lexington, NC 27292
Telephone
(336) 249-8181
Website

Davidson County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
522 responses
Average ACT
24
371 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,505
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,477
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$155,392,000
Expenses Per Student
$7,931/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%

Davidson County Schools Reviews

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I liked the teachers they were well respected but the administration wasn't the greatest they didn't really guide everyone to success post high school graduation. I believe it might be to budget constraints, I really don't know. I do recall there being a huge push towards sports though, mainly football. The theatre arts department at the school was poor at best which was unfortunate because I really liked the subject. Also really old school!
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There are a few really good teachers who want you to pass and will help you get there however there are many who don’t. As far as athletics go the school (Central Davidson) only cares about the football team. There are many better teams to support but the school refuses becuase football brings in the most money. Central Davidson is also very bad at communication with parents and students. For instance there have been times where I felt I wasn’t made aware of all the option I had available to me such as AP, foreign languages and dual enrollment. They were available just extremely difficult to even be aware of without have a older sibling or knowing someone who is involved already. Overall I would say this is a very average school if not slight below and I would recommend fallowing the alternative high school path of Yadkin Valley and early college through the community college as it will overall prepare you for college.
The bands in the county are great, and are continuing to grow. The teachers are so inspirational, and know their curriculum well. They also incorporate fun into their teaching styles. Football and basketball games are very heavily student loved, and are popular throughout the entire community. Football games have homecoming, and this is a great time in which everyone comes together to celebrate simple traditions.