Catawba County Schools
|Catawba County Schools|
|Catawba County, North Carolina
|Motto||Teach, Learn, and Lead for the Future|
|Superintendent||Dr. Matthew Stover|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||1,085.05 (on FTE basis)|
|Staff||974.10 (on FTE basis)|
Catawba County Schools, also known as The Catawba County Schools Administrative Unit, is a school district in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. Its 28 schools serve 17,370 students as of the 2010–11 school year.
For the 2010–11 school year, Catawba County Schools had a total population of 17,370 students and 1,085.05 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 16.01:1. That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 51% male to 49% female. The demographic group makeup was: Black, 6%; White, 72%; Hispanic, 12%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 7%; and American Indian, 0% (two or more races: 4%). For the same school year, 48.41% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.
Governance and funding
The primary governing body of Catawba 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. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Seventh District.
Board of Education
The seven-member Board of Education generally meets on the last Monday of each month with other meetings called as needed. The current members of the board are: Sherry Butler (Chair), Marilyn McRee (Vice-Chair), Ronn Abernathy, David Brittain, Glenn Fulbright, Cathy Starnes, and Charlie Wyant.
Catawba County Schools has 28 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 28 schools are separated into eight high schools, five middle schools, 16 elementary schools, and one pre-school.
- Bandys, Bunker Hill, and Maiden high schools are 2A schools in the Catawba Valley Conference.
- Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens high schools are 3A schools in the Northwestern Conference.
- Challenger is a 1A Independent school.
- Catawba Rosenwald Education Center does not have athletic teams.
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