B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
2839 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Telephone
(704) 292-7662

Porter Ridge High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1140
133 responses
Average ACT
25
62 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week!!!!
    35%
  • GAME DAY!
    22%
  • Senior Skip Day!!!
    20%
  • Senior Pranks!!!
    10%
  • Holocaust Tshirt Day
    8%
  • None of the above
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,591
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,689/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I really enjoyed my experience at Porter Ridge High School. I had challenging courses that catered to my interests, had high quality teachers, and great experiences!
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Attending Porter Ridge has been great. There really is somebody for everybody here. The students are diverse in personalities and backgrounds. It's not a rich kid school nor a school you would be afraid to attend. There are great teachers and okay teachers. Our sports aren't great, but in the that helps student who are interested in trying out new sports while here feel less intimidated to try-out. If there was any area I really would like the school to improve on it, it would be clubs. Many of the clubs here are inconsistent. They'll start up and within a few month die out. Some clubs never even meet, and when they are schedule to no one shows up. Lots of students lack school involvement, and it doesn't help that a few teachers who sponsor clubs don't take their role as the club sponsor seriously. Other minor problems can easily be over look. My overall experience here has been beyond satisfactory. In the future I'll look back contently at my time attending this high school.
Porter Ridge High School is an excellent school. The teachers are friendly,polite and make learning fun. The administration is caring, involved and liked by all.
Sports programs are great, offering a wide variety of options.
I have enjoyed my time at PRHS as well as the entire PR campus as I have been a student starting at the elementary school entering as a kindergartner the first year it opened .
I would highly recommend Porter Ridge to any family interested in moving into this area .