B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
404 Trojan Avenue
Sparta, NC 28675
Telephone
(336) 372-4554
Website

Alleghany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
12 responses
Average ACT
25
10 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Home coming
    50%
  • Prom
    44%
  • Senior projects
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
454
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,024/ year
National
$12,239
36%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Alleghany High School Reviews

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Every teacher is completely different. I have only seen/knew a few teachers in this high school that genuinely care about the students, their achievements, and their enjoyment and understanding of every class. Grading consistency is unheard of. Sometimes they "curve" grades, sometimes they let them re-take tests they have failed, etc. To me , that is not a good example for a child like mine, that studies hard, makes a 99 or 100 on a test and another child fails the test, gets to go home, study more, and re-take the test.
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It seems this school is more supportive to the athletics programs, than to the academics programs. Art and music seem to be a forgotten need with very little funding. I was told by one teacher that I approached to let them know that my oldest daughter did not understand a part of the lesson she was assigned, and he said, "I only have to cover the material, I can't make sure they all understand it." This is a very small town and full of good people, but teachers are not like they were when I was in school. I can count on one hand the number of teachers that my daughters have said to me, "Momma, now he/she are great teachers!"
I think overall health and safety was excellent when Mr. Barnes was principal, but since we have anew principal, I'm not sure how to answer this, because I really don't know him at all. The school has an excellent emergency plan, if this new principal will use and follow it correctly. Student health resources have always been excellent.