A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ardrey Kell High School is an elite, public school located in Charlotte, NC. It has 2,701 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
10220 Ardrey Kell Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Telephone
(980) 343-0860

Ardrey Kell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
412 responses
Average ACT
28
270 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
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  • Clubs
    26%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Play preformances
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • School dances
    7%
  • Marching Band
    5%
  • Soccer games
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,701
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,023/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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As a senior at Ardrey Kell High, I can speak on behalf of the whole school and say that almost everything has been a great experience! Most of the teachers here are concerned with students well being, and want to well prepare them for college. All staff members also help students to the best of their abilities, and want to provide them with the maximum number of resources possible. I am very grateful I attend such a wonderful school!
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Ardrey Kell is an amazing school filled with great academics and teachers. It's courses are much more rigorous than the state exams and that has really helped me with better preparing for college. It's school spirit and pride is very strong, especially during games with our strong student section. Something I hope to see change in the near future is equal distribution in funding within the athletics, arts, and educational departments. AK has an amazing athletics department, but the school prioritizes it more than the arts department. I know being a part of the school's chamber orchestra, we are fully funded by ourselves, and I would like to see the school place equal importance on all departments. After all it's a school and a learning environment. Regardless, leaving AK is going to bittersweet, but I know I will use the experiences from this high school throughout college.
Ardrey Kell High School offers a great learning environment with lots of resources to allow its students to succeed. The school offers many challenging classes including Advanced Placement level, while also offering remedial classes for children who need extra help. With tutoring options before school, after school, and during study hall, there is plenty of opportunity of one-on-one teacher and student involvement, despite the large student population. The school is challenged by a general feeling of entitlement by the student body as it is in a wealthy suburb, and a contempt for administration. However, generally the student body is interested in succeeding in school and following rules in order to have future success. Most of the student body is college bound, and a significant portion takes 1 or more AP classes before they graduate.