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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Surry High School is an above average, public school located in Mount Airy, NC. It has 830 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

North Surry High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1090
54 responses
Average ACT
23
50 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$41,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,100
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
  • Football games
    31%
  • Prom
    31%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
830
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,382
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,590/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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While, as many students from all over would attest to, all schools have their faults, North Surry Highschool is a great school filled with teachers who truly care about your education. All of the teachers there try their very hardest to make sure their students succeed. They are all willing to help you through personal and family problems while providing a satisfying and healthy education. Everything that I learn at the school is easily retained throughout the year, for most teachers like to build upon subjects, instead of doing individual topics that have nothing to do with each other. The food there is great and healthy while having a solid variety in what to choose from. I am truly going to miss this school, and I plan on coming back to help with the music program in the future.
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North Surry High School is a good school to attend, although teachers seem to pick and choose favorites and give them special treatment. The opportunities given at North Surry are incredible!
I had a great time! All of the teachers are amazing! As almost every student, we get tired and dont appreciate hard work. But the teachers really made an effort not to waste our time.