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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cedar Ridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hillsborough, NC. It has 1,020 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Cedar Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1220
215 responses
Average ACT
27
134 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,225
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$818
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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.24 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Rival sport events
    17%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Friday night football games
    14%
  • PEP RALLY
    12%
  • Teacher versus student athletic events
    8%
  • Tailgating
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,020
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,150
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,708/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Overall, Cedar Ridge High School is an excellent school. Compared to most public high schools, there is a significant emphasis on the arts. Most of the teachers are not only effective at their jobs, but they also provide plenty of support and resources to students outside the classroom. My only complaint is that the science department isn't very strong. As someone who isn't particularly strong in science subjects, I found that many of the teachers in this department failed to effectively teach these complex topics. Other than that however, Cedar Ridge High School is an excellent school, with plenty of opportunities for students of all kinds.
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I have been a student at Cedar Ridge for all four years of high school, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The highlight of the school to me is the academics and the teachers, especially in the international baccalaureate Program. It is a school that supports learning and stresses achievement. Their has been a lot of administration changes over my four years, but I believe the school is finally finding a team ready to lead it in good direction. There is a lack of sports culture and "school spirit", but these are things that are being worked on. Overall a great experience.
Cedar Ridge was a great school and really helped make me feel prepared for college, especially my senior advisory. Participation can really effect your experience with the school and how much you get out of it but as long as you put the work in, it helps to reap the benefits! I also love the extra curricular activities, take advantage of all the school has to offer!