Schools in Davidson County

Preparing Students for Future Success

Whether it is kindergarten, college or somewhere in between, Davidson County equips learners of all ages with the skills they need for success.

Schools in Davidson County

Davidson County Schools consist of 36 schools: one K-12 special needs school, 18 elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven traditional high schools, one alternative high school, one career academy high school and one early college high school. These 36 schools serve more than 19,000 students from preschool students through “super seniors,” and the district employs more than 2,400 staff members.

The responsibility to prepare children for the future is as great and as necessary today as it has ever been. The pace for change in our world is unrivaled by any time in our nation’s history, and the educator’s role in preparing students to meet challenges is fundamental. Working diligently today to ensure our students become strong contributing members to society tomorrow, benefits all.

Davidson County Schools is proud to partner with parents, students and community members to contribute to the future of our nation through education.

Thomasville City Schools

Four pillars guide the Thomasville City Schools:

  • Unity – representing one school, one community mentality.
  • Diversity – respecting the unique attributes of each student and staff member.
  • Excellence – forward to success with the goal to be better each day than the day before.
  • Pride – our respect for tradition and commitment to continued growth.

Each day these pillars guide work with students, parents, the community and each other. Though many new faces lead the schools and classrooms district this year, Thomasville City Schools are committed to these long time principles to guide schools.

Along with new faces come new opportunities. During the 2018-2019 school year, the district embarked on bringing an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Design Academy to Thomasville High School. The first group of students are set to enroll in that new endeavor in 2019-2020 with options for visiting students from other area schools to enroll as well. Feeder programs, like Project Lead the Way at Thomasville Middle School, draw interested students. Also, annual STEM/STEAM camps laid the groundwork for success with this innovative program supported by area businesses, leaders and Davidson County Community College.

In addition, the school system has recently been awarded a 1:1 technology grant from T-Mobile, which includes hotspot access for students. All students in grades 6-12 will receive a Chromebook and hotspot for access beginning in March 2019. Thomasville City Schools knows this will support future innovative programming and bridge the homework and access divide seen across so many schools and districts.

Thomasville City Schools meet or exceed state growth measures, with the graduation rate and grade level proficiency continuing to increase. The schools state participate targets were also met this year. Thomasville City Schools offer big opportunities with an Advanced Placement Capstone Program, which is one of only five in the state of North Carolina. They also have a large number of career and technical education certifications, which are received only by the top 10 percent of students in the state. Thomasville City Schools seeks to serve the whole child with strong health and wellness programs in each school and a mental health partnership that provides free school-based services. Also, Thomasville City Schools continually maintain lower class sizes and a wide range of diversity in the student body. Athletics, art, music, and JROTC Honor Unit provide award-winning extracurricular engagement usually only found in much larger systems. Advisory boards for parents, businesses, and community and faith partners also enhance the connection to the town and its supportive resources and population.

Lexington City Schools

Lexington City Schools serves approximately 3,000 students in seven schools. The current focus of the district is to maximize growth opportunities for every child, every day, in every classroom. Teachers are meeting with students individually on a regular basis to develop and review performance targets with each child to increase student engagement and ownership of their own learning. Some exciting accomplishments and accolades in Lexington City Schools this year include:

  • Lexington Middle School Principal Mr. Gaillard named Piedmont Triad Principal of the Year.
  • Lexington Schools awarded a Teacher Compensation and Advanced Teaching Roles grant for $929,000.
  • Lexington Senior High named to the College Boards 9th Annual District Honor Roll.
  • Schools are implementing innovation in high school math and Spanish options at the middle school; more collaborative opportunities through our Makerspace initiative; more college credit options; and an AP Capstone Diploma option.
Davidson County Community College

Davidson County Community College provides the community with innovative opportunities and experiences for better lives. Since its beginnings in 1963, DCCC has grown to meet the needs of the changing workforce and evolving industries. The latest evolution brought about the construction of the Smith Health Sciences Building on the Davidson campus to meet the increasing demand for trained health care professionals. The college also operates a growing campus in Davie County.

DCCC offers over 40 academic programs and pathways in areas such as health care, wellness, skilled trades, business, computers, law, public safety, education and engineering. Online, weekend and evening programs options are available. DCCC seeks to meet its community members pursuing career and academic growth. (Students pursue two-year associate degrees or shorter term options, including continuing education courses). DCCC’s college transfer program allows students to gain valuable credits and experience before transferring to a four-year institution.

Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy (YVRCA)

Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy is a modern school in an old building, and yet focuses on STEM learning.

Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy collaborates and innovates early college high school partners with business, industry and Davidson County Community College allowing students to earn manufacturing and professional skill certifications. The school even offers an associate degree upon graduation. Authentic, workplace learning is encouraged through active participation by job creators in the classrooms and serving on board of advisory.

In 2018, Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy was named a Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) School of Distinction – “Model School” by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy along with the Early College program are the only two schools in Davidson County to achieve the “A” grade recognition by NC Department of Public Instruction.

The success of students graduating from Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy can be attributed to the school’s curriculum using modern educational methods with team-based and project-based learning. Students are taught professional workplace behaviors and how to solve problems using the engineering design process.

Schools in Davidson County NC

Primary Schools K-12

Davidson County Schools
250 County School Road, Lexington, NC 27293

Lexington City Schools
1010 Fair St., Lexington, NC 27292

Thomasville City Schools
400 Turner St., Thomasville, NC 27360

Private Schools

Sheets Memorial Christian School
307 Holt St., Lexington, NC 27292

Charter School

Davidson Charter Academy
500 Biesecker Rd., Lexington, NC 27295

Higher Education

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360