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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Hickory City Schools is a public school district located in Hickory, NC. It has 4,377 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
432 4th Avenue SW
Hickory, NC 28602
Telephone
(828) 322-2855
Website

Hickory City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1190
116 responses
Average ACT
26
68 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
4,377
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,328
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$38,215,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,235/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Hickory City Schools Reviews

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In the Hickory City Schools district I have found that if anyone needs information about anything related to education there is always someone who is helpful and answers any questions in great detail. Each school is very diverse from each other. This is a plus, it allows you to find a school that fits your needs and criteria. Take Hickory Career and Arts Magnet School for example, they are an A+ school this means that their main focus. They incorporate art with all of their subject not just in their specific academies such as Culinary, Graphic Design, Photography, etc. but in Math and Sciences. While at Hickory High you get what you could consider the "normal" high school experiences. Like all things there is room for improvement, such as government funding for the smaller schools that most people don't know about.Many are dangerously close to being shut down due to them not having enough money to stay open.
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What i like about hickory city schools is how diversity and culture is spread around all elementary, middle and high-schools all over!
After being in the school district for about 10 years, I can positively state that it is the most decent school system, generally, for this particular area. I enjoy the amount of classes offered and the class sizes, for the most part. Whole-heartedly, I would really appreciate a change in school hours of operation and the harsh dress codes applied in the institutions.