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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,994 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 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
334 responses
Average ACT
28
213 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
$55,599
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,000
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Football games, homecoming, and reverse homecoming
    29%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Sporting events
    15%
  • Band
    7%
  • Theatre shows
    7%
  • We don't really have interesting events....
    5%
  • Choir
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,994
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,296
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Providence High School Reviews

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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!
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Providence High School is a fairly nice enough place to spend four years' worth of education. Most of the teachers are know and are passionate about what they teach, although of course, like many other schools, not all of the teachers are. The administration is manageable enough. Academics are great - almost unparalleled in the school district, and they definitely prepare students for college; however, sometimes they over-prepare and push the students a bit too hard, stressing the students out too much with a fairly large workload. The school grounds themselves are nice and fairly well-kept, as are the buildings and classrooms. There are a wide variety of clubs, sports, and activities for students to participate in, and there is something for everybody. The same goes for classes - there is a good selection of electives to take. Overall, it is not a bad school to be at; in fact, it can be quite enjoyable sometimes.
Let me start off by stating do not let the ratings dilute your opinions on the school. Providence High School is a very challenging school and will constantly make you question life itself. Day to day classes yield stress filled lectures and activities with excessive homework amounts. The school is filled with basic flavorless people and teachers. However, if you manage to survive all four years at Providence High School, college will be an absolute breeze. As a college student, I can say I show up to class from a late night out with little to no studying and can still maintain above a 3.9 without really trying. The constant pressure from Providence makes other everyday tasks and assignments light. So if you want to attend Providence for the academics then you're at the right institution. Now if you want to attend Providence for a fun and relaxed high school experience, I promise you this is not the place for you. Hope I could help.