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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.

Local Area
Students by Year Group
Federal Assistance

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.

Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Newton-Conover High0.17 miles
North Newton Elementary0.64 miles
Conover Special Education1.51 miles
South Newton Elementary1.78 miles
Shuford Elementary2.89 miles
Rankings within North Carolina
There are 2655 schools in North Carolina.
2213rdlargest 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
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races16
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander11
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 247 students, with a diversity index of 0.48

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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