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The Caldwell County School System is a nationally accredited public school district enrolling nearly 12,000 students in grades PK-12. It is the largest employer in Caldwell County, employing 1,855 educators and non-certified staff.

  • School District
  • Lenoir, NC

Caldwell County Schools by the numbers

  • 850

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 11,215

    Engaged Learners

About Caldwell County Schools

  • About Caldwell County Schools

    The Caldwell County School System is a nationally accredited public school district enrolling nearly 12,000 students in grades PK-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 campus of Caldwell Community College, 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, and four K-8 schools in the scenic areas of Caldwell County. The school district is the largest provider of educational services in Caldwell County. Additionally, the district operates the Patterson Science Center, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Agriculture and Math (STEAM) center for grades K-12 that includes an outdoor classroom environment of 1,400 acres. The school district also operates preschool classes at nine elementary schools.

  • Support For New Teachers

    Caldwell County Schools is proud to offer the Great Beginnings Induction Program for beginning teachers. This program provides beginning teachers with the assistance needed to ensure their success in teaching by preparing them for their first year and supporting them through their third year. The program is unique to Caldwell County and a great benefit for our beginning teachers. We are proud to help develop master teachers who enjoy long successful careers in our schools! The program is provided by the Human Resources Department and includes an orientation, mentoring, observations and Great Beginnings seminars.

    We also adhere to the State Board of Education guidelines for optimum working conditions for beginning teachers by making sure they are assigned in their area of licensure, have a limited area of preparations, be given only a limited number of exceptional or difficult students, have minimal non-instructional duties and have no extracurricular activities unless requested in writing.

  • For Students

    During the summer break, the district offers programs for STEAM exploration, academic intervention and a rising kindergarten program. Besides summer camp, the five-star before and after care WrapAround Program is available all year to students in grades K-8 at 15 different schools. The Caldwell County School System embraces a diversified student body immersed in a myriad of academic studies from fine arts to advanced curricular courses to career/technical certification through virtual and/or traditional settings. Students are encouraged to learn, build positive relationships, explore their interests and to put forth their best in the great adventure of education.

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