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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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+
Marvin Ridge High School is a top rated, public school located in Waxhaw, NC. It has 1,759 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Marvin Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
611 responses
Average ACT
29
363 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$134,247
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,529
National
$949
Median Home Value
$405,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Sports
    33%
  • Spirit week
    28%
  • Senior Week
    11%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Marching band season
    7%
  • Awards Day
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,759
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,429
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 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
$9,247/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.61 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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I came to Marvin Ridge High School at the start of my junior year when I joined the International Baccalaureate Program. Being new, I was nervous to start at a new school. The faculty and staff of Marvin were so helpful when helping me find my classes or when I had questions. The students at Marvin are also very nice! Everyone is very motivated, especially academically. All of the students take the academic environment seriously. The work ethic of the school is good. The IB program at Marvin has been a great, challenging experience. The academics at Marvin are challenging but help you grow. I came from another school within the same county and saw a huge difference with the students and teachers. Everyone is dedicated to academics.
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Love Marvin Ridge High School -Outstanding High School Experience for my three kids. They love this school! Highly Academic and great sports teams.
Challenging but fun IB and AP programs. On my 3rd kid here and all great experiences so many amazing memories and friendships. Extremely well prepared for college and got into almost everywhere they applied. . Love the principal and her team! 90% of the teachers are amazing and give 100% everyday. Tons of clubs, sports and endless activities for kids to join.Love love love the new smart one hour lunch! Great community, feel very blessed!
MRHS is a great school with a variety of classes so students can choose the best fit for their learning style. The IB program is outstanding & truly prepares students for life after high school. It's a lot of work, but if your student is motivated & loves learning, it's an excellent option! MRHS has its share of high achievers, which can make it an uphill battle for some of the best students to stand out from the crowd in everything from academics to athletics. The school is located in an affluent area with students feeding in from surrounding neighborhoods. The “Marvin bubble” is not a true representation of the world outside. IB is a countywide program so Union County students are able to apply. This should help with bringing in a more diverse student body, something we recognize a need for. Just "good" players rarely have a chance to experience athletics because the competition is tough. Talk among parents & students feeds the overachievement frenzy.