Watauga High School

178 reviews
  1. Watauga County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  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
87%
Average SAT
1180
103 responses
Average ACT
26
51 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
AP Enrollment
17%
AP Exam Pass Rate
75%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    8%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    79%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    13%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
  • Mr. WHS: pageant show to raise money for families
    19%
  • Attending the Empty Bowls hunger fundraiser.
    17%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • The annual Art show and musicals
    11%
  • People wearing costumes
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Senior skip day
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,360
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,362
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$9,663/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses

Reviews

178 reviews
  • Excellent
    31
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    57
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    5
The athletic facilities are top notch. We have a new school and the facilities are clean and big. Not only are we able to seat a lot of fans at our facility, we are able to park them close to the sport site on campus. We host several Special Olympic programs, which our student body and teams are able to get involved in. We host middle school tournaments as well as county pee-wee league games. Weight training is available to students on schedules before classes in the morning and we have a trainer on campus at all times for any injuries.
Our sports teams take turns cleaning up our football stadium and gym after games. We take pride in our new facility and all pitch in to keep it clean. We also offer different types of recycling containers for people to use.
There is a large student section at our football and basketball games. Students often theme dress to promote school spirit. A dance team, cheer squad and marching band are also at these games to promote school spirit!
  • High School Senior
  • Oct 11 2013
The school building and facilities are relatively new, and therefore are in excellent condition. Each student is issued a laptop, and these are implemented in the classroom to improve the learning of students. There is a guidance counselor assigned for each freshman class, and these guidance counselors remain with these students up until their senior year when a different counselor is provided. These counselors are always available for students, and are knowledgeable on how to assist students. There is tutoring available for all subjects at no cost through the school, if it is requested by a student. There are several college prep resources available. There is a college fair held every year, the senior guidance counselor provides students with information about scholarships and other college resources, and students can have dual enrollment at the local community college, and therefore can take classes and receive credit at no cost. And parents are encouraged to communicate with their child's teachers and be involved in their child's education. There is something called a "parent portal," which is where parents can access their child's grades from online. This assists them in being active and involved.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 18 2014
There is an abundance of clubs available at Watauga High School. Some of the most noted clubs which I am involved in are Mountain Alliance, which seeks to develop the leadership potential of students through experiential learning; Health Occupation Students of America, which provides opportunities for those interested in the health field; Key Club, the high school version of the Kiwanis club, which participates in service activities in the community. There is something for everyone, regardless of their interest.There is a broad range of clubs available, and this continues to expand as students generate ideas for new clubs. I like that this is the case, because it gives students the opportunity to participate and be a part of something.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 18 2014