Watauga High School



Watauga High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Watauga High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 354
10 372
11 330
12 295

Watauga High School is a public high school of the Watauga County School District located in Boone, NC. It has 1,351 students in grades 9th through 12th. Watauga High School is the 124th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 4,011th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.3 to 1.

Total Students: 1,351
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 101.25

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Watauga High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 692
(51%)
692
(51%)
 Female 659
(49%)
659
(49%)

Watauga High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,206
(89%)
1,206
(89%)
 Hispanic 75
(6%)
75
(6%)
 Two or More 40
(3%)
40
(3%)
 Asian 14
(1%)
14
(1%)
 Black 12
(1%)
12
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Watauga High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 911
(67%)
911
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 345
(26%)
345
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 95
(7%)
95
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Watauga High School is ranked 239th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Watauga High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (32.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Watauga High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1482
2006 1458
2007 1382
2008 1458
2009 1422
2010 1420
2011 1442
2012 1461
2013 1360
2014 1365
2015 1351

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.4
2006 13.2
2007 12.4
2008 13.4
2009 15.2
2010 17.4
2011 14.2
2012 14
2013 13.4
2014 13.4
2015 13.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.17813765182186
2006 0.19410150891632
2007 0.19102749638205
2008 0.19341563786008
2009 0.21729957805907
2010 0.25352112676056
2011 0.28224687933426
2012 0.28747433264887
2013 0.30514705882353
2014 0.3018315018315
2015 0.32568467801628

Compare Watauga High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,330.0% 13.3:1
 
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 32.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

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