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Graduation Rate and Scholarships
  • 2022-2023 Cohort Graduation Rate: 88.1%
  • Over $5.6 million scholarships awarded to seniors at Hickory High and Hickory Career & Arts Magnet
HPS Mission

The mission of the Hickory Public Schools is to develop within each learner the skills to be a responsible citizen and have a lifelong love of learning. This commitment requires the active involvement of learners, parents, staff and community.

By connecting with and engaging each member of the learning community, Hickory Public Schools will ensure a high quality education for all students preparing them to become responsible, productive citizens in the 21st century.

  • Superior ratings in Foard Band Classic, Southeastern Classic and Foothills Invitational
  • First place music & percussion in Foard Band Classic, Southeastern Classic and Foothills Invitational
  • Band of the Day in Southeastern Classic & Foothills Invitational
  • Extensive Advanced Placement & Honor Level Course Offerings
  • 5-Star Licensed Preschool Programs
  • Digital Learning (1-1 digital conversion in grades 6-12)
  • Dual-Language Immersion Program at Southwest Primary, Longview Elementary & Viewmont Elementary
  • Award winning Career & Technical Education Program
  • HCAM A+ Art School
  • Northview Middle designated as a National Schools To Watch by National Forum for Middle Grades Reform
  • Longview Elementary identified as a Beta School of Merit
  • Jenkins Elementary identified as a North Carolina School To Watch in partnership with NCSBA and ReContext Data Solutions
School Options and Student Diversity
School Options

1 primary school, 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school and 1 magnet school

Student Diversity

White 36%; Hispanic 28%; African American 20%; 2 or More races 11%; Asian 5%

  • 2023 Hickory High Varsity Football State Champions
  • 2023 Hickory High School Boys' Tennis State Champions
  • 2022 Hickory High School Varsity Soccer State Champions
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