A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
300 Go Pioneers Drive
Boone, NC 28607
Telephone
(828) 264-2407
Website

Watauga High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
124 responses
Average ACT
26
66 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Mr. WHS: pageant show to raise money for families
    18%
  • Attending the Empty Bowls hunger fundraiser.
    17%
  • The annual Art show and musicals
    12%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • People wearing costumes
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Senior skip day
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,365
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,967/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Watauga High School Reviews

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Watauga High School has amazing facilities and the ability to push their students to being some of the best in the country. The campus is beautiful and well maintained, and the equipment each classroom is given access to is phenomenal. The teachers are mostly passionate, but the curriculum binds them into teaching a narrow field. The administration has many flaws, but it's being worked out as we speak. Our sports facilities and coaches are wonderful and motivated. Watauga High is one of the best high schools in the state, and I would recommend anyone bring their kid here to learn!
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Watauga provided me with many enriching academic and extracurricular opportunities! I never ran out of advanced classes to take or clubs to join, and the electives offered satisfied my non-academic interests completely. However, the school is not very diverse or cultured, which was a downside for me, a Filipina.
Watauga high School has many resources and opportunities to offer. Being adjacent to ASU creates the space to work with higher education experts for an immersive experience. The high school itself offers many resources such as high speed laptops, diverse classes, and a modern and efficient building with a positive learning environment. There are many extensive and diverse routes offered at Watauga to fit your interests and future career plans.