Watauga County Schools Weather Closings History

Update for 2017-18 calendar yearWatauga County Schools out 20 days so far:

Friday December 8, 2017

Monday Dec 11, 2017

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017

Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

Thursday January 4, 2018

Friday January 5, 2018

Monday January 8, 2018

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Thursday January 18, 2018

Friday January 19, 2018

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Friday February 2, 2018

Monday February 5, 2018

Wednesday March 7

Thursday March 8

Monday March 12

Tuesday March 13

Wednesday March 14

Wednesday March 21

Thursday March 22


Watauga County Schools missed 7 days due to winter weather for the 2016-17 school year. How does that stack up to past years?

Since 1975 there were two other years with just 7 missed days: 1975-76 & 2001-02.

10 or more days have been missed 34 of the 41 years records have been kept for the school system.

In back to back years 30 or more days were missed: 33 days in 1976-77 and the most on record of 39 days for the 1977-78 calendar year.

2009-10 has the third most missed days with 26 followed by 23 in 1995-96, and 22 in both 1986-87 & 2010-11.

The year with the fewest missed days belongs to 1990-91 with just 4.

Two days in 1994 were missed in August and that marks the only time school has closed in that month.

From 1975-76 through 2016-17 a monthly breakdown shows that September has had a total of 6 days missed, October 5, November 18, December 77, January 223, February 190, March 59, April 7.

In all 625 days total have been missed in the 42 years 1975-76 through 2016-17.

*NOTE: Not all of the missed days may have been due to winter weather as the data from Watauga Schools is labeled as “School Closings for Inclement Weather”*

Watauga County Schools Snow days history thru 2015_16

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