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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Porter Ridge High School is an above average, public school located in Indian Trail, NC. It has 1,689 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
2839 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Telephone
(704) 292-7662

Porter Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1160
231 responses
Average ACT
25
119 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$71,854
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$745
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,300
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.31 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week!!!!
    36%
  • GAME DAY!
    21%
  • Senior Skip Day!!!
    21%
  • Senior Pranks!!!
    8%
  • Band events (Big show, etc)
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • None of the above
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,689
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,689/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Porter Ridge High School is an amazing high school! There are many opportunities as a student! There are clubs that anyone can join, there are many different athletics, sports and club sports. There are a good mixture of different types of students with different backgrounds across the school. The school also has amazing teachers that work hard to make all their students successful in their learning and in their life. Overall, I love Porter Ridge High School and I am so blessed to have been able to come to this school.
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I have one more year until college and, I have to say, my high school experience has been exciting in essence as well as formative, in moral, ethical, logical, and social terms. There's a variety of courses to choice from, from Mythology Honors to Chemistry 1 Honors to Advanced Inquiry. Many if not all of the classrooms are full of knowledge packed material from which students can access information. The clubs, especially the sports, band, and color guard have tons of spirit, student pride showing through casual conversation and performances. Teachers and all other staff are very helpful and are especially so when you abide by school codes of conduct. My main concern is that students will be able to have enough time between class transitions to use the bathroom, run office errands, and other tasks. Aside from that, Porter Ridge High School is a miraculous school!
I had a wonderful expirience at Porter Ridge High School! The students and staff are full of spirit and even during stressful times, we still support each other. From classes to clubs, Porter Ridge High School lets you get involved in what you are interested in, and there are many choices! And the best part is that our school is nestled in the calm countryside of Indian Trail, NC. Go Pirates!