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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,630 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
2825 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Telephone
(704) 290-1520

Marvin Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
406 responses
Average ACT
28
262 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$121,900
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,521
National
$949
Median Home Value
$379,100
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Sports
    33%
  • Spirit week
    28%
  • Plays
    8%
  • Marching band season
    8%
  • Senior Week
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Awards Day
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,630
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
$8,689/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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Marvin Ridge High School Reviews

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I am a MR alum and I loved being a Maverick! The education I received was top notch but you have to be willing to challenge yourself in honors, AP, or even IB classes. The faculty and staff are some of the greatest people you will ever encounter. I played a varsity sport all four years I attended and it was a great experience. The whole school really has a way of making such a new school feel like they have roots and traditions. And most importantly- I was definitely college ready after graduating from Marvin!
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Fantastic school for academics! The school has many opportunities to excel in the area of study that you are interested in. The staff is friendly and helpful in guiding you to the right path that you want to take academically. Marvin Ridge high school has something for everybody. They were recently ranked as one of the top high schools in the state of North Carolina. Students and teachers take their studies very seriously here. The athletics program is also top notch and there are plenty of clubs and programs to fit your interests at the school no matter what interest you have. The football games are fabulous and a great way to get to know your fellow students. It would be difficult to not be able to find something that you're interested in at this school. Marvin Ridge high school has something for everybody.
Overall, my experience with Marvin Ridge has been extremely positive. It has given me unique opportunities that if I had gone to a different school I wouldn't have received. The competition has pushed me further than I ever though I could go to excel in academics, sports and community. The only things I would recommend changing is to not put so much emphasis on expecting perfection, as some kids will buckle to the pressure of having to get straight A's and have a perfect GPA. I'm not saying to not push students to their full potential, but those who cannot keep up with the top 5% of the class should still feel that their best is acceptable.