Meander the Blue Ridge Parkway and Historic Happy Valley
Explore scenic vistas, historical sites, art, breweries, wineries, eateries and more along this world famous route.
In Caldwell County, our teachers and educational leaders are dedicated to teaching your children in a safe and welcoming environment. In 2023:
The Caldwell County School System is a nationally accredited public school district enrolling nearly 11,000 students in grades PreK-13. Our high school choices include three comprehensive, two innovative on the campus of Caldwell Community College and an alternative school. Our school system provides superior Career and Technical Training (CTE), as well as Early College options.
Charter and private schools are also options, including Oak Hill Charter, Christ Classical Academy, Alexander Christian Academy, New Dimensions Charter, Heritage Christian School, Hickory Christian Academy and Hickory Day School, among others.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) is a regional asset serving over 9,200 students annually by offering 40 degrees, 16 diplomas and 32 certificates. Employers can work with CCC&TI to develop the workforce training they need.
Appalachian State University is just under 40 minutes from Lenoir, the county seat of Caldwell County. Even closer to home is the new initiative — App State Hickory Campus — in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area to expand public higher education access and outreach in the area. In the next 20 years, the Hickory Campus is projected to outpace the size and population of App State’s main Boone campus.
Gamewell (Grades PreK-5)
Baton (Grades PreK-5)
Davenport A+ (Grades PreK-5)
Granite Falls (Grades PreK-5)
Lower Creek (Grades PreK-5)
Hudson (Grades PreK-5)
Dudley Shoals (Grades PreK-5)
Sawmills (Grades PreK-5)
Valmead (Grades PreK-2)
Whitnel (Grades PreK-5)
Collettsville (Grades PreK-8)
Happy Valley (Grades PreK-8)
Kings Creek (Grades PreK-8)
Gamewell (Grades 6-8)
Granite Falls (Grades 6-8)
Hudson (Grades 6-8)
William Lenoir (Grade 6-8)
Caldwell Online Academy
Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy
Caldwell Early College
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Appalachian State University (Hickory Campus)
Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory Campus)