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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Garner High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Garner, NC. It has 2,648 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Garner High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
291 responses
Average ACT
24
164 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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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
    B
Median Household Income
$54,975
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 222 responses
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  • Sporting events
    19%
  • Blue Crew, our very hype spirit crew.
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Homecoming week/parade
    12%
  • Chick-Fil-A
    11%
  • Cook out
    8%
  • Marching Band
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,803/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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I've grown up in Garner, so it's nice to have familiar faces when walking around at school. I have enjoyed most of my teachers and their fun personalities. My favorite part about Garner High School is the student body. We all come together for Friday night football games, basketball games, or any other sporting event and cheer on our team. We're even named the Garner Blue Crew. Though there are some things that need to be fixed at Garner High School, such as the laziness performed by some teachers as well as the lack of computers in some classrooms since a majority of work is online. Overall, Garner High is a great school!
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Personally, I love Garner high! The atmosphere is great and the staff is simply amazing. They are kind and caring. The campus building is so big and there is always plenty to do. There are plenty of students at Garner High so making friends shouldn’t be much of a problem. There are also plenty of clubs and sports to help you fit in and find your hobby and passion. I truly loved attending to Garner High School!
I loved Garner! It challenged me in all aspects! I was involved in the International Baccalaureate Program, Theatre, Art, numerous clubs, and sports. Garner taught me time management and the ability to handle college. Because I really applied myself at Garner, I benefited in the best way by being prepared and having a firm foundation. Some of my favorite teachers taught at Garner, but they didn't just teach me the material, they taught me to be motivated and to better myself as a student and an individual outside of school.