Discovery High School



Discovery High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery High School Students by Grade
PK 51
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 56
10 61
11 56
12 23

Discovery High School is a public high school of the Newton Conover City School District located in Newton, NC. It has 247 students in grades 9th through 12th. Discovery High School is the 465th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 16,014th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.0 to 1.

Total Students: 247
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 13.75

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Discovery High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 134
(54%)
543
(47%)
 Male 113
(46%)
611
(53%)

Discovery High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 173
(70%)
638
(55%)
 Hispanic 34
(14%)
247
(21%)
 Two or More 16
(6%)
61
(5%)
 Black 13
(5%)
142
(12%)
 Asian 11
(4%)
65
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Discovery High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 164
(66%)
552
(48%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 63
(26%)
484
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(8%)
118
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Discovery High School is ranked 512th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (33.6%) 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.

Discovery High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 36
2006 51
2007 64
2008 101
2009 128
2010 129
2011 137
2012 108
2013 132
2014 224
2015 247

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 9
2006 7
2007 10.7
2008 11.9
2009 14.2
2010 14.3
2011 17.3
2012 16
2013 18.5
2014 16.9
2015 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.13888888888889
2006 0.50980392156863
2007
2008 0.32673267326733
2009 0.34375
2010 0.27906976744186
2011 0.31386861313869
2012 0.37037037037037
2013 0.37121212121212
2014 0.38392857142857
2015 0.33603238866397

Compare Discovery High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 33.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

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Discovery High School
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Public 09 - 12 247 18:1  
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