Watauga High School in Boone, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,360
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    176 3.7
  • Ranking

Watauga High School is a public coed school in Boone, North Carolina. It has 1,360 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 176 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

300 Go Pioneers Dr
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-2407

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 176 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There is some bullying which the administration doesn't do a lot about. Security is mediocre
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a wide range of clubs to join which is great and if you don't find one that you like, it isn't hard to start your own. However, many of the clubs don't do a lot and are fairly low quality. However, some one the bigger ones are very fun.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 3
    Teachers: Many of the teachers for AP and Honors courses are very knowledgeable, engaging teachers who are very good in delivering content while the standard level teachers are less so and don't do as much and don't go out of their way to help the students. The teachers I have interacted with are very kind and helpful and have great teaching styles.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Heavy emphasis placed on sports

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Ashe County High School 16 mi. 967
3.00 Hibriten High School 22 mi. 836
2.00 West Caldwell High School 23 mi. 883
2.66 West Wilkes High School 22 mi. 681
2.66 South Caldwell High School 29 mi. 1,561

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Watauga High School United States North Carolina Ashe County High School Hibriten High School South Caldwell High School West Caldwell High School West Wilkes High School
White 88.0% 51.0% 51.2% 88.0% 75.0% 91.0% 72.0% 90.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 14.7% 7.0% 5.0% 4.0% 12.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.8% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 4.0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 26.0% 0% 12.0% 0% 11.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.1%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 25.2%
Grade 12 24.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 20% Hardworking teachers
  • 13% The sports programs.
  • 13% Good Spanish and French department
  • 13% The best thing about this school is the faculty.
  • 13% They are completely dedicated to their students.
  • 11% Music program is fantastic
  • 9% Art teachers are fantastic
  • 9% Easygoing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 21% It feels like prison; the windows don't open
  • 21% Temperature Control
  • 14% Separation between groups
  • 7% There are no clocks on the walls.
  • 7% Social hierarchy
  • 7% Cafeteria
  • 7% Teachers are insane
  • 7% High expectations
  • 7% Poor teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 67% Laptops are provided to all students
  • 27% The building is new and very nice.
  • 7% Several Christian teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Relaxed
  • 25% Overwhelmingly white (Caucasian)
  • 19% Diverse
  • 12% Supportive
  • 6% Prison

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Be yourself and strive for excellence everyday.
  • 20% Be kind to everyone

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 87% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.