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Discovery High School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (828) 466-5581

301 West 18Th St

Newton, North Carolina


About Discovery High School
9th Grade - 12th Grade

Discovery High School is one of 7 schools in the Newton Conover City Schools district of North Carolina.

A relatively small school, it has an enrolment of 247 students from 9th Grade to 12th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has increased while the pupil population has increased in a similar timeframe.

At Discovery High School, the average teaching salary of $34,252 is lower than the North Carolina state average of $41,603.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Discovery High School 247$6,58018$34,2520.48
Newton-Conover High (0.17 miles) 799$8,20115$41,3850.66
North Newton Elementary (0.64 miles) 488$8,21215$36,3460.70
Conover Special Education (1.51 miles) 108$30,62680.57
South Newton Elementary (1.78 miles) 367$8,61114$40,7890.68
Shuford Elementary (2.89 miles) 504$6,85917$44,3430.63

Discovery High School

Number of pupils247
Funding per pupil$6,580
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$34,252
Diversity index0.48

Newton-Conover High (0.17 miles)

Number of pupils799
Funding per pupil$8,201
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$41,385
Diversity index0.66

North Newton Elementary (0.64 miles)

Number of pupils488
Funding per pupil$8,212
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$36,346
Diversity index0.70

Conover Special Education (1.51 miles)

Number of pupils108
Funding per pupil$30,626
Pupils per teacher8
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.57

South Newton Elementary (1.78 miles)

Number of pupils367
Funding per pupil$8,611
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$40,789
Diversity index0.68

Shuford Elementary (2.89 miles)

Number of pupils504
Funding per pupil$6,859
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$44,343
Diversity index0.63
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Rankings within North Carolina
There are 2,655 schools in North Carolina. Rankings don't always go up to 2,655 because some schools have missing data.
2213thlargest school
2348thhighest number of FTE teachers
2286thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2349thhighest average teaching salary
2208thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
538thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1621sthighest diversity index
2319thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 5.5 hours

Kindergarten: 185 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 185 days

12th Grade: 185 days

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