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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Panther Creek High School is a top rated, public school located in Cary, NC. It has 2,720 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
6770 McCrimmon Parkway
Cary, NC 27519
Telephone
(919) 463-8656

Panther Creek High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
559 responses
Average ACT
29
356 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,755
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Median Home Value
$323,000
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
74%
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 117 responses
Report
  • Football and spirit week
    18%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Prom and homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit day
    13%
  • Not a school event person
    9%
  • Band competitions
    9%
  • Basketball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,720
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 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
$9,803/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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Panther Creek High School Reviews

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My experience at Panther Creek High School was phenomenal; just like any rising freshmen, I had mixed feelings about high school in general. Would I make new friends? Would the classes be extremely difficult? Would it be safe for a reserved student like me? However, the diversity and the teachers made high school a very enjoyable experience that I will never forget. Most of the teachers are people that care to connect with their students outside the classroom, and all of them are very optimistic, which makes each day all the better. The diversity of the school too allowed me to be open to a variety of demographic and ideological groups; I now have a better understanding of what the outside world really looks like. One thing I would change is to have more committed counselors that want to connect with their students. Otherwise, I truly enjoyed my academic and social life at the high school!
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I think that overall my experience here has been good, I have had lots of good, bad, and mediocre teachers. I have made very good friends so there are a lot of friendly people at this school, and there are tons of classes to choose from which is great when you're trying to figure out what you want to do in life. I'd say some of the bad teachers are extremely bad so it's difficult to excel with those teachers, but if you manage to avoid them it's an overall good experience!
I truly enjoy attending PCHS. I strongly believe my school has prepared me for college courses. Although Panther Creek is a very competitive high school, which can sometimes be stressful, I definitely feel it will help with my next four years in college. Most teachers go beyond their job to help students succeed in and outside the classroom. PCHS has numerous clubs and activities for students to participate in, which creates a diverse community. Staff and students at Panther Creek are one big family. Go Catamounts!