Davie County Schools

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Davie County Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Davie County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Darrin Hartness
Schools 12
Budget $ 57,890,000
NCES District ID 3701170[1]
Students and staff
Students 6,786
Teachers 442.40 (on FTE basis)
Staff 461.35 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.34:1
Other information
Website www.davie.k12.nc.us

Davie County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Davie County, North Carolina. Its twelve schools serve 6,786 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Davie County Schools had a total population of 6,786 students and 442.40 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 15.34:1[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 51% male to 49% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 79%; Hispanic, 11%; Black, 6%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 1%; and American Indian, 0% (two or more races: 3%).[2] For the same school year, 44.89% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Davie County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a seven-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. Prior to July, 2012, the school board only consisted of six members.[4] The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Seventh District.[5]

Board of Education[edit]

The seven members of the Board of Education generally meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The current members of the board are: Barbara Owens (Chair), Chad Fuller (Vice Chair), Carol Livengood, Steve Ridenhour, Paul Drechsler, Wendy Horne, and Clint Junker.[4]


The current superintendent of the system is Darrin Hartness. He replaced William Steed as superintendent in 2011. Hartness was previously the superintendent of Mount Airy City Schools.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Davie County Schools has twelve schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those twelve schools are separated into three high schools, three middle schools, and six elementary schools.[7]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • North Davie Middle School (Mocksville)
  • South Davie Middle School (Mocksville)
  • William Ellis Middle School (Advance)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Cooleemee Elementary School (Cooleemee)
  • Cornatzer Elementary School (Mocksville)
  • Mocksville Elementary School (Mocksville)
  • Pinebrook Elementary School (Mocksville)
  • Shady Grove Elementary School (Advance)
  • William R Davie Elementary School (Mocksville)


The Davie County Schools system has had one school listed as a Blue Ribbon School: North Davie Junior High (now, North Davie Middle School; 1984–85).[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Davie County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Board of Education". Davie County Schools. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Borlik, Joe (May 12, 2011). "Davie County Schools Selects New Superintendent". MyFox8. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Davie County Schools". North Carolina's School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 1982–2002" (PDF). US Department of Education. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 

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