RATINGS
District summary ratings

This district has a mixed record. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are rated above average, average or below average in school quality.


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College Success Award
These are some of the best public high schools in Watauga county schools 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.
ACADEMICS
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.


ACADEMICS
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.

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Advanced courses
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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.

ENVIRONMENT
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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Reviews from schools in Watauga County Schools
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Parent / Guardian
August 03, 2021
We have been at this school for 9 years. I haven't met a teacher who didn't care for my children and their learning. We struggle with teachers following the 504 plan but everyone is responsive and... More
Review for Parkway Elementary
Parent / Guardian
March 01, 2021
Wonderful teachers and staff that care about their students. Our experience with 4 years of education here is nothing short of excellent. Even in the midst of a pandemic the school has worked... More
Parent / Guardian
September 30, 2019
Great! The staff is excellent. There are many field trips. Kids are always learning something new.