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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Heritage High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wake Forest, NC. It has 1,915 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Heritage High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
412 responses
Average ACT
25
244 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
$86,965
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,100
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
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • School plays/performances
    20%
  • Senior year traditions, pep rallies, Hooligans
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spring Fever
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,915
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,525
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 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
$11,149/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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I love the overall aspect that Heritage High School holds: a sense of creativity, diversity, and academic sense. Each student has the ability to do great with the variety of opportunities granted. Clubs and activities are a big highlight at our school. Each individual is able to create and start one based on any aspects they aspire too such as robotics. School assembly's are a great way to connect students and bring out school spirit. GO HUSKIES! Administration is always there to tend to any needs, when I was a scared freshman they helped ease the nuance of high school. Academics and learning is the future of our generation, overcoming obstacles not at just school but worldwide.
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Being a student at Heritage High School is Incredible! The teachers are so loving and dedicated to their craft, and makes me feel like more of a student and less of a number. The school is located in a very nice suburban area where there is practically anything you could ask for. I love the amount of help I've received at this school, and the willingness of the teachers to help push me towards my future goal as a mechanical engineer is just astounding. I would recommend anyone to attend this remarkable public school.
The teachers, staff, and administration all work diligently to ensure the success of the students at Heritage High School. Courses, career and technical tracks, and graduation requirements are all strategically designed to provide academic rigor with new and fun learning experiences. Equal opportunities to get involved in clubs, sports, honors and culture societies, and other extracurriculars are available to everyone. The general approach to learning at Heritage High is that all students are college or career bound, regardless of background, ethnicity, family finances or circumstances.