Average Teacher Salary in Caldwell County Schools

The average teacher salary in Caldwell County Schools is $37,404.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $23,120 $17,030 $18,660 $21,110 $25,820 $31,180
Kindergarten $36,430 $28,020 $30,520 $33,890 $40,150 $50,200
Elementary $42,760 $32,160 $36,720 $42,100 $48,760 $54,870
Middle school $42,040 $29,990 $33,770 $40,880 $49,900 $57,130
High school $42,670 $34,230 $37,100 $41,400 $47,270 $54,600

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,789
  • Full time teachers: 900
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 327
  • Instructional Coordinators: 19
  • Elementary Teachers: 422
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 475
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 13,068

Financial Statistics for Caldwell County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $24,443,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $69,939,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $10,574,000
  • Total revenue: $104,956,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $62,483,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $66,360,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $16,218,000
  • Expenditures per student: $1,420,000
  • Total expenditures: $100,565,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $36,287,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $7,640,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Caldwell County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Caldwell County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Baton Elementary
1400 Baton School Rd
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-728-9531
  • Total: 557
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 89
  • 2nd grade: 91
  • 3rd grade: 88
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 96
18 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Collettsville School
Collettsville Rd
Collettsville, NC 28611
828-754-6913
  • Total: 399
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 34
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 44
  • 6th grade: 42
  • 7th grade: 51
  • 8th grade: 53
16 to 1 25 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Dudley Shoals Elementary
1500 Dudley Shoals Rd
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-396-3457
  • Total: 544
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 75
  • 2nd grade: 113
  • 3rd grade: 89
  • 4th grade: 88
  • 5th grade: 98
18 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Gamewell Elementary
2904 Morganton Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-1193
  • Total: 607
  • Kindergarten: 96
  • 1st grade: 95
  • 2nd grade: 110
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 98
  • 5th grade: 103
17 to 1 36 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Granite Falls Elementary
60 North Highland Ave
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-396-2222
  • Total: 705
  • Kindergarten: 124
  • 1st grade: 126
  • 2nd grade: 101
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 124
  • 5th grade: 125
17 to 1 41 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Happy Valley Elementary
1350 Yadkin River Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-3496
  • Total: 339
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 29
  • 5th grade: 39
  • 6th grade: 37
  • 7th grade: 41
  • 8th grade: 36
15 to 1 23 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Horizons Elementary
143 Cedar Valley Rd
Hudson, NC 28638
828-726-5282
  • Total: 45
  • Kindergarten: 5
  • 1st grade: 6
  • 2nd grade: 6
  • 3rd grade: 12
  • 4th grade: 7
  • 5th grade: 6
  • 6th grade: 3
6 to 1 8 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Hudson Elementary
200 Roy Coffey Dr
Hudson, NC 28638
828-728-3712
  • Total: 779
  • Kindergarten: 115
  • 1st grade: 123
  • 2nd grade: 121
  • 3rd grade: 132
  • 4th grade: 126
  • 5th grade: 162
18 to 1 44 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Kings Creek Elementary
3680 Wilkesboro Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6039
  • Total: 208
  • Kindergarten: 19
  • 1st grade: 19
  • 2nd grade: 23
  • 3rd grade: 26
  • 4th grade: 24
  • 5th grade: 16
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 23
  • 8th grade: 33
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Lower Creek Elementary
630 Lower Creek Dr NE
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-4022
  • Total: 368
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 60
  • 5th grade: 57
17 to 1 22 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Oak Hill Elementary
4603 Oak Hill School Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6128
  • Total: 201
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 87
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 85
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Sawmills Elementary
4436 Sawmills School Rd
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-396-2610
  • Total: 396
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 69
16 to 1 24 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Valmead Basic
111 Elizabeth Dr NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-9612
  • Total: 231
  • Kindergarten: 32
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 43
  • 5th grade: 28
11 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
West Lenoir Elementary
125 Maplacee Dr NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-5161
  • Total: 242
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 51
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 35
  • 5th grade: 39
15 to 1 16 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Whitnel Elementary
116 Hibriten Dr SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-728-6423
  • Total: 393
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 69
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 71
12 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Caldwell County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Collettsville School
Collettsville Rd
Collettsville, NC 28611
828-754-6913
  • Total: 399
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 34
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 44
  • 6th grade: 42
  • 7th grade: 51
  • 8th grade: 53
16 to 1 25 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Gamewell Middle
3210 Gamewell School Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6204
  • Total: 539
  • 6th grade: 177
  • 7th grade: 196
  • 8th grade: 166
14 to 1 40 6th Grade 8th Grade
Granite Falls Middle
90 North Main St
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-396-2341
  • Total: 705
  • 6th grade: 229
  • 7th grade: 244
  • 8th grade: 232
15 to 1 46 6th Grade 8th Grade
Happy Valley Elementary
1350 Yadkin River Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-3496
  • Total: 339
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 29
  • 5th grade: 39
  • 6th grade: 37
  • 7th grade: 41
  • 8th grade: 36
15 to 1 23 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Hudson Middle
291 Pine Mountain Rd
Hudson, NC 28638
828-728-4281
  • Total: 811
  • 6th grade: 267
  • 7th grade: 280
  • 8th grade: 264
14 to 1 57 6th Grade 8th Grade
Kings Creek Elementary
3680 Wilkesboro Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6039
  • Total: 208
  • Kindergarten: 19
  • 1st grade: 19
  • 2nd grade: 23
  • 3rd grade: 26
  • 4th grade: 24
  • 5th grade: 16
  • 6th grade: 25
  • 7th grade: 23
  • 8th grade: 33
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Oak Hill Elementary
4603 Oak Hill School Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6128
  • Total: 201
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 87
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 85
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 8th Grade
William Lenoir Middle
332 Greenhaven Dr NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-2500
  • Total: 521
  • 6th grade: 187
  • 7th grade: 167
  • 8th grade: 167
15 to 1 35 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Caldwell County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Hibriten High
550 East Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-7376
  • Total: 1,062
  • 9th grade: 274
  • 10th grade: 282
  • 11th grade: 268
  • 12th grade: 238
14 to 1 76 9th Grade 12th Grade
South Caldwell High
7035 Spartan Dr
Hudson, NC 28638
828-396-2188
  • Total: 1,602
  • 9th grade: 481
  • 10th grade: 434
  • 11th grade: 345
  • 12th grade: 342
15 to 1 109 9th Grade 12th Grade
West Caldwell High
300 West Caldwell Dr
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-5583
  • Total: 884
  • 9th grade: 242
  • 10th grade: 251
  • 11th grade: 210
  • 12th grade: 181
13 to 1 71 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Caldwell County Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Caldwell County Career Center
2857 Hickory Blvd
Hudson, NC 28638
828-726-2606
  • Total: 134
  • 9th grade: 67
  • 10th grade: 1
  • 11th grade: 35
  • 12th grade: 31
9 to 1 15 9th Grade 12th Grade
Caldwell County Gateway School
1889 Dudley Shoals Rd
Granite Falls, NC 28630
828-396-8373
  • Total: 60
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 4
  • 9th grade: 13
  • 10th grade: 27
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade: 7
5 to 1 12 6th Grade 12th Grade
Caldwell Early Colle
2855 Hickory Blvd SW
Hudson, NC 28638
828-726-2702
  • Total: 225
  • 9th grade: 80
  • 10th grade: 76
  • 11th grade: 69
15 to 1 15 9th Grade 11th Grade
Davenport Elementary
901 College Ave SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6941
  • Total: 511
  • Kindergarten: 96
  • 1st grade: 95
  • 2nd grade: 85
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 86
15 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $17,353
  • Median family income: $41,665
  • Median male income: $25,527
  • Median female income: $18,549
  • Median income of a renter: $23,973
  • Median income of a home owner: $40,460
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    5,410 5,225 5,960 4,570 1,420