West Caldwell High

Public 9-12

 300 W Caldwell Drive
       Lenoir, NC  28645-9671


 (828) 758-5583

 School Website

District: Caldwell County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
345th of 469 North Carolina High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  897

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.6%
Hispanic:
14.7%
African American:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, West Caldwell High ranked worse than 73.6% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranked last among 4 ranked high schools in the Caldwell County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.27. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.6%), Hispanic (14.7%), African American (9.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 61.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Caldwell County Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Caldwell High is 13.5, which is the 2nd best among 4 high schools in the Caldwell County Schools District. (See more...)
Compare West Caldwell High employs 66.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

West Caldwell High:

SchoolDigger ranks West Caldwell High 345th of 469 North Carolina public high schools. (See West Caldwell High in the ranking list.)

Caldwell County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Caldwell County Schools 92nd of 199 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West Caldwell High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 58.89 157th 431 63.6%
2007 46.67 258th 453 43.0%
2008 69.99 68th 477 85.7%
2009 64.19 124th 490 74.7%
2010 60.52 187th 499 62.5%
2011 59.81 189th 506 62.6%
2012 43.74 285th 502 43.2%
2013 34.56 276th 505 45.3%
2014 26.85 300th 451 33.5%
2015 34.39 305th 531 42.6%
2016 23.75 362nd 507 28.6%
2017 24.64 343rd 476 27.9%
2018 26.27 345th 469 26.4%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Open Quote If I could rate this school a negative, I would. You will find students using smokeless tobacco in school, spitting on the flooring, posters or carrying their spit bottles with them. Students who do want to learn have a difficult time as other students are disruptive in class, many times backing talking the teacher, wandering around in class and the teacher does nothing. These issues are not isolated either. Go to the school yourself, walking around during the day, you will see kids skipping class, go out for a smoke in the parking lot. You bring these things to the leadership .nothing. This is a typical school lets pass the student and move them own .not my problem then. Test scores have fallen every year for the last 10 years in this school. School moral is awful. No home coming dance. And get this, they have a hall monitor that checks your clothes. If you have a dime size whole in your jeans, off to ISS. You can use tobacco in school and skip classes and smoke in the parking lot, but don t have a small hole in your jeans. If this school does not get a grip on things it is going to continue to its downward spin. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Caldwell High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 875 147 1 1 0 n/a n/a 5 1029
1989 855 157 1 0 0 n/a n/a 5 1018
1990 854 140 1 1 0 n/a n/a 7 1003
1991 798 143 1 2 2 n/a n/a 3 949
1992 743 150 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 897
1993 708 143 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 858
1994 666 146 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 817
1995 709 138 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 852
1996 709 138 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 852
1997 716 156 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 878
1998 728 150 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 890
1999 693 140 5 7 2 n/a n/a 0 847
2000 699 134 7 15 3 n/a n/a 0 858
2001 718 129 5 18 5 n/a n/a 0 875
2002 764 150 7 34 2 n/a n/a 0 957
2003 764 150 7 34 2 n/a n/a 0 957
2004 823 160 5 36 0 n/a n/a 0 1024
2005 846 171 8 49 0 n/a n/a 0 1074
2006 833 171 6 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1053
2007 793 118 9 49 1 n/a n/a 31 1001
2008 695 116 7 50 1 n/a n/a 22 891
2009 681 132 7 63 1 n/a n/a 0 884
2010 652 137 7 69 0 n/a n/a 0 865
2011 619 108 6 90 1 0 66 0 890
2012 589 100 6 102 0 0 57 0 854
2013 606 95 3 108 0 0 43 0 855
2014 639 99 2 106 0 0 37 0 883
2015 658 86 3 111 0 0 42 0 900
2016 642 73 2 120 0 0 46 0 883
2017 624 85 2 132 0 0 54 0 897

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West Caldwell High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1029 70.0 14.7 6.8
1989 1018 71.0 14.3 13.2
1990 1003 74.0 13.5 20.5
1991 949 72.0 13.1 21.7
1992 897 65.0 13.8 8.4
1993 858 57.0 15.1 12.8
1994 817 58.0 14.1 14.1
1995 852 60.0 14.2 19.0
1996 852 60.0 14.2 19.0
1997 878 60.0 14.6 17.4
1998 890 68.0 13.1 21.8
1999 847 68.0 12.5 26.4
2000 858 68.0 12.6 26.9
2001 875 66.0 13.3 28.8
2002 957 66.0 14.5 0.0
2003 957 66.0 14.5 0.0
2004 1024 66.0 15.5 30.6
2005 1074 66.0 16.3 33.7
2006 1053 66.0 16.0 43.7
2007 1001 71.5 14.0 44.6
2008 891 70.0 12.7 52.6
2009 884 70.8 12.5 50.2
2010 865 67.1 12.8 58.6
2011 890 68.8 12.9 62.2
2012 854 63.1 13.5 64.1
2013 855 65.0 13.1 68.2
2014 883 63.5 13.8 65.9
2015 900 64.0 14.0 67.7
2016 883 67.0 13.1 64.8
2017 897 66.1 13.5 61.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio West Caldwell High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1029 70.0 14.7 6.8
1989 1018 71.0 14.3 13.2
1990 1003 74.0 13.5 20.5
1991 949 72.0 13.1 21.7
1992 897 65.0 13.8 8.4
1993 858 57.0 15.1 12.8
1994 817 58.0 14.1 14.1
1995 852 60.0 14.2 19.0
1996 852 60.0 14.2 19.0
1997 878 60.0 14.6 17.4
1998 890 68.0 13.1 21.8
1999 847 68.0 12.5 26.4
2000 858 68.0 12.6 26.9
2001 875 66.0 13.3 28.8
2002 957 66.0 14.5 0.0
2003 957 66.0 14.5 0.0
2004 1024 66.0 15.5 30.6
2005 1074 66.0 16.3 33.7
2006 1053 66.0 16.0 43.7
2007 1001 71.5 14.0 44.6
2008 891 70.0 12.7 52.6
2009 884 70.8 12.5 50.2
2010 865 67.1 12.8 58.6
2011 890 68.8 12.9 62.2
2012 854 63.1 13.5 64.1
2013 855 65.0 13.1 68.2
2014 883 63.5 13.8 65.9
2015 900 64.0 14.0 67.7
2016 883 67.0 13.1 64.8
2017 897 66.1 13.5 61.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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