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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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Cary High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cary, NC. It has 2,287 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

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Cary High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
397 responses
Average ACT
26
243 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A
Median Household Income
$104,669
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,246
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$356,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 46 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 184 responses
  • Sporting Events
    16%
  • Singing Valentine's
    14%
  • Cary Band Day
    11%
  • Green Tie Gala
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Spring Assembly
    9%
  • Cary's Got Talent (talent show)
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,287
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 52 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,525
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 61 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 61 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,149 / year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 68 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 68 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 68 responses

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