The Caldwell County School System is a nationally accredited public school district enrolling nearly 12,000 students in grades PreK-12. It is the largest employer in Caldwell County, employing 1,855 educators and non-certified staff. The district includes six high schools - three traditional high schools, an alternative school, and two innovative high schools located on the community college campus. With 11 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, four middle schools serving grades 6-8, and four K-8 schools in the scenic, rural areas of Caldwell County, it is the largest provider of educational services in Caldwell County. Additionally, the district opened the Patterson Science Center, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) center for grades K-12 that features an outdoor classroom environment of 1,400 acres. The school district also offers preschool classes at nine elementary schools; a summer program for pre-kindergarten students; and a 5-star before and after care WrapAround Program for students in grades K-8 at 15 different school sites. The Caldwell County School System embraces a diversified student body immersed in a myriad of studies from fine arts to engineering to career/technical education through virtual and traditional settings. Students are encouraged to learn, build positive relationships, choose courses and activities that are relevant to their interests, and to put forth their best effort as they strive for excellence.
Caldwell County Schools Mission: To provide quality instruction in a safe, caring environment.
Caldwell County Schools Vision: Every student will graduate from high school, be globally competitive for work or postsecondary education, and be prepared for life in the 21st century.