South Caldwell High School

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Coordinates: 35°49′17″N 81°27′02″W / 35.821424°N 81.450609°W / 35.821424; -81.450609

South Caldwell High school
7035 Spartan Drive
Hudson, North Carolina 28630
United States
Coordinates 35°49′17″N 81°27′02″W / 35.821424°N 81.450609°W / 35.821424; -81.450609
School type Public
Founded 1977
School district Caldwell County Schools
Principal John Michael Peake
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,600

Maroon, Silver, and White

Mascot Spartan
Team name Spartans
Feeder schools Granite Falls Middle School, Hudson Middle School

South Caldwell High School (SCHS) is a public high school in Hudson, North Carolina that serves residents living in the southern end of Caldwell County.


The construction of South Caldwell High School was completed on August 25, 1977. SCHS is located on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) site in southern Caldwell County, North Carolina between Hudson and Granite Falls. South Caldwell High School has approximately 1600 students in grades nine through twelve. Both Granite Falls Middle School and Hudson Middle School feed into South Caldwell. South Caldwell High School is approved and accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The school provides an academic program ranging from courses for students having special needs through those offered for the academically gifted and talented. Student needs are enriched through a comprehensive program centering in the basic subjects of english, math, social studies and science, with tutoring provided free of charge before and after school. Individual assistance is provided for each student in the completion of a career pathway.


Block scheduling is used with two nine-weeks grading periods per semester. Grade point average and class rank are computed using the state-weighted scale at the end of each semester. The cumulative average is based on four years, beginning with the ninth grade. Starting with the 2015-2016 school year a new grading scale has been put into effect with A= 90-100, B= 80-90, C= 70-80, D= 60-70 F= 59 and below.

Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered to students. There are a variety of different classes in which students can take a Honors or Advanced Placement course.

Media and Technology[edit]

The media center is an integral part of the academic atmosphere of the school. The facility houses over 17,000 volumes supplementing all subject areas. Students have flexible access to the media center resources and its thirty networked computers that access the electronic reference databases and the internet. A thirty computer lab for activities such as word processing, creating presentations, webquests, and Internet research. An additional thirty computer lab utilizes the Passkey software to support and enhance the standard course of study.

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]

South Caldwell offers many clubs, and or extra curricular activities that students can be in. Below is a list of extra curricular activities that a student can be apart of.

  • AFS
  • Anime
  • Book Talk
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • FCA
  • FBLA
  • FFA
  • HOSA
  • ITS
  • Interact Club
  • Math Club
  • Media Tech
  • Model UN
  • Project Unify
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Rock It Radio
  • Robotics Club
  • Senior Officers
  • Skills USA
  • Spirit Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council
  • Trading Card Club
  • Trio ETS
  • Volunteens
  • Winter Guard
  • Tutoring
  • NTHS
  • Student Activities
  • Junior National Beta Club
  • The National Beta Club
  • Dance Team
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater
  • Publications Staff


South Caldwell High School competes in the NCHSAA 4A classification; which is the highest classification in North Carolina. Currently, South Caldwell is in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference.

Throughout the years, South Caldwell sports teams have earned numerous conference titles, in a variety of different sports. Regional, State, and National achievements/titles have been earned as well - most notably in baseball. Individual State Champions from South Caldwell have been crowned in Wrestling, Swimming, Track & Field Indoor/Outdoor, and Tennis. Listed below are the sports teams South Caldwell has to offer.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball - Men's/Women's
  • Competition Cheerleading
  • Cross Country - Men's/Women's
  • Football
  • Golf - Men's/Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor) - Men's/Women's
  • Soccer - Men's/Women's
  • Softball
  • Swimming - Men's/Women's
  • Tennis - Men's/Women's
  • Track & Field (Outdoor) - Men's/Women's
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Eric Church- Country Music Singer[1]
  • Madison Bumgarner- Major League Baseball Player[2]
  • Mitchell Pope- A 3x NCAA D1 All-American in shot put at NC State. Broke NC State record for shot put in both indoor/outdoor. Was also the national runner-up at the outdoor track & field NCAA's in 2007.


  1. ^ "Eric Church Returns to Hometown". Great American Country. April 27, 2007. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bowman, Mark (January 20, 2015). "Wood got early glimpse of MadBum's power". Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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