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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Providence High School is a highly rated, public school located in Charlotte, NC. It has 2,048 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
1800 Pineville-Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
Telephone
(980) 343-5390

Providence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1270
374 responses
Average ACT
28
228 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,007
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,153
National
$949
Median Home Value
$231,300
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Football games, homecoming, and reverse homecoming
    29%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Sporting events
    15%
  • Theatre shows
    7%
  • Band
    6%
  • Choir
    4%
  • We don't really have interesting events....
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,048
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,296
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,023/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Providence High School is known around the area for having excellent academics as well as the highest ACT and SAT scores. To most people, this seems like a valuable experience for their children. However, as a student, I can testify that Providence is the worst experience a child can ever go through. I will not deny the exceptional education that I have received but I will testify to the unimaginable pressure students at Providence face. The teachers are working to change this atmosphere because the students have trouble facing the next day or even the next class. When I hear about other people's high school experience I wonder what would happen if we switched schools for a week. Would they beg me to switch back early? Would they never speak badly about their school again? I will never know. The only thing I can hope for is that Providence prepared me for college. I am confident that it did since this is the only prospect of education that the administration cares to acknowledge.
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Providence High School is a very good school to go to or send your child to. Alumni will tell you that this school definitely prepares you for college, with its rigorous courses and desire to see its students succeed. It is well-kept, issues are addressed and dealt with with an admirable level of transparency. The teachers are skilled and students feel safe here. One of the best schools you can attend in North Carolina!
The environment at Providence High School is extremely challenging, however I have been able to persevere academically and get through one of the toughest times in my life. Often times when students at our school take finals we all think that they are easy due to the difficulty of our in class tests. When I compare my grades and the work that I am doing at Providence High School to my friends who attend other high schools their grades can be higher and they have less homework to complete. My reaction to hearing from my friends about their experience at their school as compared to mine I am sometimes jealous at the amount of free time they have. I do understand that Providence High School is working to prepare me for college and even graduate school. I feel that I am prepared to do college level work. I consider Providence High School as the place where I have been prepared to face bigger challenges and not ever consider that I can't or won't be successful.