District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Watauga County School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in Watauga County School District at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Watauga County School District

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Parent / Guardian
August 17, 2023
Poor educational continuity. Scheduling is a nightmare. Limited advanced classes and I'm really not sure if WHS can or tries to prep students for any kind of a challenging college experience.
Review for Watauga High
Parent / Guardian
December 12, 2022
This school is a great environment and has great teachers! We do a lot of fun activities like festivals, spirit week, and many other cool things, never gets boring here!
Parent / Guardian
May 23, 2022
We moved to Parkway when my kids were in 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade. Right from the start, the staff made us feel welcome and like part of the "family". The administration and teachers at Parkway have... More
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