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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ardrey Kell High School is a top rated, public school located in Charlotte, NC. It has 2,876 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
98%
Average SAT
1270
527 responses
Average ACT
28
319 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,599
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
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  • Clubs
    25%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Play preformances
    12%
  • School dances
    7%
  • Marching Band
    5%
  • Baseball games
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,876
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.62 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.62 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.62 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,296
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,023/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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Ardrey Kell High School Reviews

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Ardrey Kell is a very good school. I love the people there. Their always so kind and helpful. They offer tons of extracurricular activities. Some examples are Track, DECA, and KEY club. It's a great environment to be in too. The classes are challenging but fun. However, they are strict. They have a lockout policy, which means that if you're late to a class you won't be allowed to go back in. Which if you think about it, it's technically not a bad thing. It's all just about safety. I had an amazing experience. If you enroll in this school, you won't be disappointed!
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As a senior at Ardrey Kell, I have had a multitude of opportunities over the past four years because the amazing work done at this school. Ardrey Kell has prepared me well for the rigor of college courses and also it has given me the tools to explore my passions. The school has many great clubs and sports, but also gives you opportunities to find work and volunteering outside of school. Through Ardrey Kell, I have been able to take many AP courses, get a summer internship with the Carolinas Healthcare System, and get accepted into many amazing schools. Other than academics, the students and faculty at Ardrey Kell are very kind and sweet, and are very open to lend a helping hand. Do not be afraid to ask questions and get involved because you will definitely be supported in all endeavors!
After four years at Ardrey Kell, I can say that the principal and teachers truly care about the well-being of their students. The diverse student body may be large, but there are so many opportunities to grow as a student and connect with others. The safe and clean environment along with the abundance of resources and technology is something I will forever be grateful for. There's a place for every student whether that be in sports, debate, music, theater, and more. Overall I had a great experience!