256 reviews
  1. Union County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2839 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Telephone
(704) 292-7662

Porter Ridge High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
102 responses
Average ACT
25
48 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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Spirit Week!!!!
    36%
  • GAME DAY!
    22%
  • Senior Skip Day!!!
    18%
  • Senior Pranks!!!
    11%
  • Holocaust Tshirt Day
    9%
  • None of the above
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

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%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,582
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,233/ year
National
$11,890
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses

Porter Ridge High School Reviews

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I like the support and enthusiasm presented at Porter Ridge High School, although I do not think enough is done to push students who are lagging behind their potential toward real goals. Although there are many great teachers at Porter Ridge, there are some who seem to lack passion about student education, and this can hinder a students' passion to learn.
Some of the teachers are truly wonderful people who care about their students and want them to do well. A larger portion of the teachers don't care about what they are teaching in their classrooms and their lessons are half-hearted and not engaging. Technology was present in most classrooms, but most teachers didn't use it to its full ability. Teachers were difficult to see outside of class because there was really never time to go see them besides the really short lunch period; meaning you had to choose to either eat, or meet with your teacher.
The parents at this school love to support their children. They want to make sure their child is supported and knows it. The PTO makes sure everything is okay and smooth sailing, especially when it comes to every extracurricular activity. Most of the time, at events, there would be more parents and family than the students themselves. These parents don't kid around.