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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Needham Broughton High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 2,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
723 Saint Mary's St
Raleigh, NC 27605
Telephone
(919) 856-7810
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Needham Broughton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
297 responses
Average ACT
27
220 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,505
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,000
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Queen of Hearts, Songograms, Prom, Band
    36%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Basketball
    9%
  • Football
    6%
  • Cross Country
    6%
  • Dance company
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,803/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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I really like Broughton. I've gone here for the last 4 years, and I've made a lot of good friends through it. The teachers are really nice, and although there are naturally some exceptions, they actually care about teaching and try their best. As an orchestra student, I feel that there could be some more recognition for the arts rather than just the sports, but I'm sure that that will change over time!
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Broughton evokes its student into achieving their goals through a variety of classes and teachers that are prepared to encourage those students to build upon their knowledge. Students can build their classes centered upon their personal interest as it may pertain to their future aspirations which is fantastic. Outside of the classroom, Broughton encourages its students to give back to the school and the community through its variety of clubs and sports which are not only great but influential. Students build a bond with one another and those friendships last throughout the four years and beyond as broughton instills greatness within its students.
Broughton High School is, in my opinion, the overall best public high school in Wake County. My experience at Broughton has been an overall positive one; the student culture is good, many sports and clubs offer a variety of options for different interests, and the school itself has a cool history. I am fortunate to be apart of the varsity swim team, Spanish Honor Society, NHS, Model UN, and Student Action For the Environment (SAFE) clubs. Aside from available extra-curricular activities, the teachers and resources at Broughton create a great learning environment. One of my favorite aspects of Broughton is the broad range of AP and IB classes available to take in order to challenge students and better prepare them for college. I believe that the classes I have taken during my time at Broughton have prepared me very well in all aspects of academics for college this fall. The only drawback of Broughton that I see is the close proximity to downtown and safety issues that can cause.