Watauga High School

176 reviews
  1. Watauga County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. Outcomes
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports & Fitness
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
300 Go Pioneers Dr
Boone, NC 28607
Telephone
(828) 264-2407
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
25

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
AP Enrollment
38%
AP Exam Pass Rate
36%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
14%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    10%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    81%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    10%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Mr. WHS: pageant show to raise money for families
    22%
  • Attending the Empty Bowls hunger fundraiser.
    20%
  • The annual Art show and musicals
    13%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • People wearing costumes
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pranking everyone all the time
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,360
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,636
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
Data not available
Female Athletes
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$10,009/ year
National
$11,927
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses

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Reviews

176 reviews
  • Excellent
    31
  • Very Good
    79
  • Average
    56
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    5
The area that this school is in makes this school incredibly lacking in diversity. The vast percentage is white, rednecks and so it is difficult for people of other ethnicity. The athletics are very good and almost over emphasizes. Overall, it is a decent public school.
  • High School Junior
  • 4 months ago
Watauga High School is a good place for kids to learn. As in most US schools, there are kids that want to learn and there are kids there because they have to be there. Overall, I believe WHS has teachers that care about their students and want to help them succeed.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Watauga High School is very different yet similar to other high schools. The school itself has a lot of clubs and activities. Our sports program is one of the best in our region. Although our music program struggles finding the money to keep it running it is still winning awards of supremacy in all musical categories including jazz band, all choral classes, band and marching band. Every year during Christmas our Choral classes join in the commons area and sing one of their pieces of music that they have learned. We are one of the schools who has very little fighting incidents. I would go to this school again because, it is very fun and educational.
  • High School Sophomore
  • 8 months ago