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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
East Surry High School is an above average, public school located in Pilot Mountain, NC. It has 582 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

East Surry High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
42 responses
Average ACT
25
75 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,601
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,300
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
  • Football games
    60%
  • Raider Meets
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
582
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,382
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,590/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Very great teachers that care about you and your education. Everyone I have met at East Surry has been very nice and welcoming. The sports at East Surry are outstanding in just about every sport. If any issue comes up, the administration knows just how to handle the issue. I have had so much fun at Friday night football games. We would have themes every Friday and the whole student section would participate. I would say the school spirit at East Surry is excellent. I felt very safe at East Surry. Everyone had key cards that were necessary to get into the doors of the building. At the football games, no bookbag was allowed in order to keep everyone safe from someone sneaking in weapons of any sort. The teachers aren't just teachers at East Surry, they also are there for you if you are dealing with any personal issues they are there to help you. I have had a very great 4 years at East Surry High School, and I will miss it very much!
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I enrolled as a Sophomore, so I was anxious about starting a new high school my sophomore year. The Teachers and Administrative staff welcomed me and provided support and guidance to me. The school stressed the importance of taking advantage of obtaining college credits while still in high school. Communication on all levels, both verbal and written, was better than I had experienced before. I valued Easy Surry's learning environment which was free of bullying and allowed individualism.
East Surry was a very interesting experience for me. There were a lot of things I loved about it, and other things I found annoying. I thought the teachers were awesome with most of them connecting with their students on a personal level, and with the class sizes being relatively small I got a close connection with most of my classmates. The only real thing it's lacking is options for extra curricular activities outside of the normal high school sports.