B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
4823 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd
Matthews, NC 28104
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Telephone
(704) 821-9952
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Yearly Tuition
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1210
13 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Going to basketball games
    33%
  • Secret santa
    29%
  • Grandparent's Day, End of School Family Party
    14%
  • Valentine's Day "Tillies"
    14%
  • Windy gap
    10%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
159
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Overall I enjoy attending Arborbrook, mainly because of the student body and the kind teachers. But one thing that bothers me is the dress code. I completely believe in modesty, but no shoulders seems excessive. I agree that spaghetti straps are not appropriate school attire, but perhaps instituting a two finger rule would be beneficial. Also, there should be more opportunities for free dress which leads into my next point. The Student Council at Arborbrook is micromanaged and given little independence and monetary support. I believe the student government should have more independence and also more money to fund prom and homecoming so that there can be a better venue. This money could come from more frequent free dress days. I know many students would gladly spend a dollar or two in order to wear sweatpants to school. Another point is the student body's freedom. I believe that the authority at Arborbrook truly desires students to grow, mature and become young adults. However, they micromanage and reign in any attempts at letting the students have independence. The new installation of cameras feels like not only an infringement on student rights but, it completely undermines any efforts to allow students to grow and mature. They try to encourage students to express themselves but end up micromanaging and protecting them from reality. It may be a good idea to allow high school students to have more independence and room to actually grow and mature.
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Most teachers at the school are very helpful, kind, have control in a classroom, and grade fairly. However, in some cases teachers can deny help to students if the student has asked multiple time on a regular basis. This is, I believe, to push the student to learn the material but, it is extremely annoying when a student who has not asked many questions and is genuinely struggling is denied help. Teachers are also generally kind, but there have been a few cases where the teacher can flip on a dime and get upset and annoyed with students. Also, some teachers (depending on the day) have very little control over the classroom and which makes it hard to learn the material. It especially gets on a persons nerves when the teacher does not control the classroom, does not teach the material and still expects us to get good grades on a test. One thing that I do not prefer is some teachers seem to have no objective basis for grading. The grades can be based seemingly on mood and on how they view the individual student. Despite their flaws, a majority of the teachers are good teachers.
Lots of homework, not much learning. The teachers are nice, but only use one or two learning styles when teaching. I enjoyed interacting with my fellow students on the yearly retreat though! This school is unique as far as philosophy, they focus a lot on religion which can be a good or bad thing depending on your viewpoint. I would not choose this school again because the religious philosophy of the school did not fit my personal spirituality and I found the environment hard to learn in.