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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 3,178 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Ardrey Kell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
837 responses
Average ACT
29
476 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$102,095
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$307,441
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.76 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.76 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 183 responses
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  • Clubs
    25%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Play preformances
    12%
  • School dances
    7%
  • Marching Band
    5%
  • Soccer games
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,178
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.82 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.82 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.82 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.101 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.101 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.101 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
$10,674/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.108 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.108 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.108 responses
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Ardrey Kell High School Reviews

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Ardrey Kell has the best principal in the country someone who keeps everything in line everything running smoothly and everything safe. The teachers are amazing too they are more than people that give you work they love to help. The coach’s well they are amazing too I played football there 3 1/2 years worth it it was the best thing I could have asked for winning winning winning great attitudes coach’s who treat you well push you and want only the best from you I can’t thank this amazing school enough for the good and the bad they got me through all challenges I am facing I’m grateful to be graduating and continuing my education at a prestigious school Thank you AK! If there’s something to change I guess trying to bring more great people into this school continuing the tradition!
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Niche should have this school at #1. Outstanding school. I agree with everything except one characteristic that should be rated much higher. Administration is A+! Leadership here is incredible. Teachers, students, and parents make a great team. Outstanding place to learn.
I’m a freshman for the 2019-20 school year and I think Ardrey Kell is generally a good school. Mr. Switzer, our current principal is phenomenal. He enjoys working with students and interacting with them. Most of the time, you can find him hanging around our mall area or checking in on classes. Our courses are also great, especially AP psychology and World History, which I took this year. Our musical and arts scene is also fantastic with many trophies and awards. Besides that, we have a plethora of diverse clubs, sports, and committees that really include students, such as Speech and debate, Model UN, HOSA, etc. All our clubs in general have a lot of participation and awards. The food is also delicious and diverse. The one thing that I hold against AK is gym. I understand the need for physical activity, but having it for a semester in freshman year is a waste of time. There doesn’t seem to be a curriculum for health or PE and the coaches are mostly distracted.