Average Teacher Salary in Watauga County Schools

The average teacher salary in Watauga County Schools is $37,799.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,520 $16,462 $18,012 $20,390 $23,996 $27,540
Kindergarten $41,126 $31,076 $35,032 $39,754 $46,798 $55,128
Elementary $41,448 $30,392 $35,040 $40,764 $47,808 $53,590
Middle school $41,432 $30,734 $34,850 $40,808 $47,764 $53,410
High school $43,470 $31,438 $36,772 $43,136 $50,238 $57,400

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General Facts

  • Staff: 683
  • Full time teachers: 361
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 11 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 94
  • Instructional Coordinators: 3
  • Elementary Teachers: 250
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 109
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 4,484

Financial Statistics for Watauga County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $8,336,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $24,912,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $2,776,000
  • Total revenue: $36,024,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $25,784,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $27,758,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $6,613,000
  • Expenditures per student: $351,000
  • Total expenditures: $41,413,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $16,047,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $2,983,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Watauga County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Watauga County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bethel Elementary
138 Bethel School Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
828-297-2240
  • Total: 133
  • Kindergarten: 138
  • 1st grade: 169
  • 2nd grade: 132
  • 3rd grade: 147
  • 4th grade: 128
  • 5th grade: 118
9 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Blowing Rock Elementary
165 Morris St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-3204
  • Total: 338
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 41
  • 6th grade: 35
  • 7th grade: 38
  • 8th grade: 43
12 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Cove Creek Elementary
930 Vanderpool Rd
Vilas, NC 28692
828-297-2781
  • Total: 282
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 31
  • 7th grade: 21
  • 8th grade: 32
10 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Green Valley Elementary
189 Big Hill Rd
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-3606
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 38
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 48
  • 8th grade: 47
12 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Rd
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-8481
  • Total: 769
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 80
  • 6th grade: 95
  • 7th grade: 86
  • 8th grade: 97
11 to 1 67 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Mabel Elementary
404 Mabel School Rd
Zionville, NC 28698
828-297-2512
  • Total: 188
  • Kindergarten: 20
  • 1st grade: 22
  • 2nd grade: 14
  • 3rd grade: 16
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 20
  • 6th grade: 26
  • 7th grade: 20
  • 8th grade: 29
11 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Parkway Elementary
160 Parkway School Dr
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-3032
  • Total: 544
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 51
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 55
  • 7th grade: 74
  • 8th grade: 59
14 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Valle Crucis Elementary
2998 Brdstone Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
828-963-4712
  • Total: 385
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 40
  • 7th grade: 46
  • 8th grade: 54
14 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

Middle Schools within the Watauga County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bethel Elementary
138 Bethel School Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
828-297-2240
  • Total: 133
  • Kindergarten: 138
  • 1st grade: 169
  • 2nd grade: 132
  • 3rd grade: 147
  • 4th grade: 128
  • 5th grade: 118
9 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Blowing Rock Elementary
165 Morris St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-3204
  • Total: 338
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 41
  • 6th grade: 35
  • 7th grade: 38
  • 8th grade: 43
12 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Cove Creek Elementary
930 Vanderpool Rd
Vilas, NC 28692
828-297-2781
  • Total: 282
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 31
  • 7th grade: 21
  • 8th grade: 32
10 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Green Valley Elementary
189 Big Hill Rd
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-3606
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 38
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 48
  • 8th grade: 47
12 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Rd
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-8481
  • Total: 769
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 80
  • 6th grade: 95
  • 7th grade: 86
  • 8th grade: 97
11 to 1 67 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Mabel Elementary
404 Mabel School Rd
Zionville, NC 28698
828-297-2512
  • Total: 188
  • Kindergarten: 20
  • 1st grade: 22
  • 2nd grade: 14
  • 3rd grade: 16
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 20
  • 6th grade: 26
  • 7th grade: 20
  • 8th grade: 29
11 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Parkway Elementary
160 Parkway School Dr
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-3032
  • Total: 544
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 51
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 55
  • 7th grade: 74
  • 8th grade: 59
14 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Valle Crucis Elementary
2998 Brdstone Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
828-963-4712
  • Total: 385
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 40
  • 7th grade: 46
  • 8th grade: 54
14 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

High Schools within the Watauga County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Watauga High
400 High School Dr
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-2407
  • Total: 1,458
  • 9th grade: 407
  • 10th grade: 350
  • 11th grade: 354
  • 12th grade: 347
13 to 1 109 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $17,258
  • Median family income: $45,508
  • Median male income: $17,201
  • Median female income: $11,233
  • Median income of a renter: $19,167
  • Median income of a home owner: $42,945
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    2,010 2,055 2,365 2,165 880