Public Schools in Watauga County, North Carolina

There are 12 Public Schools in Watauga County, North Carolina, serving a population of 53,421 people in an area of 313 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 4,451 people, and 1 Public School per 26 square miles.

In North Carolina, Watauga County is ranked 97th of 100 counties in Public Schools per capita, and 56th of 100 counties in Public Schools per square mile.

List of Watauga County Public Schools

Find Watauga County, North Carolina public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools.


Bethel Elementary 138 Bethel School Road Sugar Grove, NC

Blowing Rock Elementary 165 Morris Street Blowing Rock, NC

Cove Creek Elementary 930 Vanderpool Road Vilas, NC

Green Valley Elementary 189 Big Hill Road Boone, NC

Hardin Park Elementary 361 Jefferson Road Boone, NC

Mabel Elementary 404 Mabel School Road Zionville, NC

Parkway Elementary 160 Parkway School Drive Boone, NC

Two Rivers Community School 1018 Archie Carroll Road Boone, NC

Valle Crucis Elementary 2998 Broadstone Road Sugar Grove, NC

Watauga High 300 Go Pioneers Drive Boone, NC

Watauga High School 400 High School Drive Boone, NC

Watauga Innovation Academy 300 Go Pioneers Drive Boone, NC

About Watauga County Public Schools

Watauga County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Watauga County, NC. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including North Carolina, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

You may contact Public Schools for questions about:
  • Watauga County Public School calendars
  • Admissions policies and enrollment
  • Watauga County school district
  • Academics and school curriculum
  • School buses and transportation

Watauga County Public School Statistics

Find Watauga County Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Watauga County Public School Enrollment
 Watauga CountyNorth Carolina
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment119 (26.7%)76,777 (55.2%)
Kindergarten Enrollment522 (90.5%)114,366 (89.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)1,286 (87.9%)462,466 (90.5%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)1,086 (83.0%)464,571 (90.2%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)1,410 (82.9%)485,174 (91.2%)
Watauga County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Watauga CountyNorth Carolina
Less than 9th Grade Education1,294 (4.3%)333,408 (4.9%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)2,148 (7.1%)556,286 (8.2%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)5,988 (19.8%)1,771,742 (26.1%)