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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Alexander Central High School is a public school located in Taylorsville, NC. It has 1,519 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
223 School Drive
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Telephone
(828) 632-7063
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1080
71 responses
Average ACT
24
88 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$23,006
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
39%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Football games
    41%
  • School Musical
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Soccer games
    9%
  • Baseball games
    6%
  • Football games only because I'm in band.
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,519
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,521/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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I think that this school is really what you make it. There's crappy teachers but if you just ignore them and it'll be fine. I've been bullied and threatened but nobody did anything but tell me I was the problem. Eventually it stopped so I guess I was pretty lucky. Honestly just ignore everyone that's not worth your time and you won't be as miserable. I hear so many people complaining about people after picking a fight with them. Just don't pick on them and you'll be fine. I think one of the best things about the school is how open they are to trying new things. If you want to start a club all you have to do is get people interested and find a supervisor to teach. They definitely don't discriminate between clubs. I think that the school board favors sports over the arts programs but the administration at the school isn't as bad. This is coming from an art kid by the way. Keep your head down, do good in something, and you'll get through. It's not the best school but it's tolerable.
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I have enjoyed doing extracurricular activities during high school, but when we go to competitions with these clubs or groups it seems like many other schools put a lot more into these clubs than our school does. They have more resources and money to put into the clubs and teachers who put more time into them. I appreciate the time our teachers put into our clubs but when I see other schools perform, I can tell they have probably been practicing since the school year began, while our school only started practice a month ago. I do like my school a lot but I believe I do not have as much opportunity here as I would have at other schools. I also believe that our school is weak in the math department. There are not many good math teachers here. I used to like math but now I can't understand it very well, causing me to dislike it. I am one of the top students in my class so when I am struggling, many others are also struggling.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my high school experience! I love all the employees and students that make it up; and I know that each teacher has a true passion for their students. I love my school and how amazing it is. The only thing that could be improved is the communication from faculty to parents. Other than that this school is a wonderful school and I have had such wonderful experiences here.