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Making Education Better
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Your child's lifelong adventure in learning begins right here.

They will meet new friends, learn from dedicated educators, and build the foundation for a world-class education.

As you get to know us, you will discover that we are passionate about making education better for our students. Our personalized approach to educating our students inspires them to discover their full potential in an environment that celebrates their individual strengths and empowers a community of learners.

We are Happily Making Education Better by:
  • Ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students and staff
  • Personalizing our students’ education by identifying and addressing each student’s unique academic, social, and emotional needs.
  • Teaching soft skills like character education, teamwork, and collaboration that will make our students attractive in the workforce
  • Providing students with technology as a tool for personalized learning including Chromebooks for each student, robotics programs to teach literacy, math, science, and STEM.
  • Giving students the opportunity to become bi-literate and bilingual by sixth grade in our Spanish Immersion Program that begins in Kindergarten
  • Offering a well-rounded curriculum that includes physical education, music, and fine arts, and STEM.
  • Giving students the flexibility of taking a variety of courses online through Online Catawba Virtual Academy starting in 5th Grade

Accountability is Important

We strive for academic excellence, which is why we take the grade we receive on our NC School Report Card (an annual statewide measure of school performance) seriously. In addition, we submit our School Improvement Plan for review and approval as required by state regulations, and our team revises that plan’s goals and strategies regularly. Feel free to explore the links below.


Matt Barham



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The Health & Safety of our Staff & Students is a Top Priority

We take proactive steps to ensure the safety of every student, teacher and administrator, relying on both state-of-the-art and common-sense solutions to protect our schools.  

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See Something, Say Something

"See Something, Say Something" Anonymous Reporting System

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This service is designed to help you anonymously and securely report anything that's scaring or endangering you, your friends or your family. You don't need to be afraid to contact us. You never have to give us your name if you don't want to.

We take your security seriously at Catawba County Schools, and we will do everything we can to resolve your concern as quickly and as safely as possible.

  • In the event of an Emergency Dial 9-1-1
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
  • The Anonymous Tip Line is monitored Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Click here to send your Anonymous Tip