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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
    B-
Salisbury High School is an above average, public school located in Salisbury, NC. It has 854 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
Address
500 Lincolnton Rd
Salisbury, NC 28144
Telephone
(704) 636-1221
Website
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Salisbury High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1130
89 responses
Average ACT
24
57 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$38,316
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,300
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
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Football games
    23%
  • Bonfire
    16%
  • Homecoming parade
    16%
  • Scholarship assembly at the end of the year
    10%
  • Senior Activities
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Cookout run after the football games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
854
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,509
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 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
$8,664/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Good facility, especially sports, there are a lot of sports that others don't provide, for example, sailing, wrestling, rowling, etc. There are just 300 students in our school, so we are connected with each other. Also, teachers are very good, particularly, Mr. Ayer. He is a physics teacher that graduated from MIT and master degree at Oxford. He always makes our physics classes look really fun and knowledgeable. I am an international student from Thailand. At first, I thought this was gonna be hard to adjust myself, but not what I thought. The community here is really good. Even though we don't have any girls in the school, we don't have any social issue. Everyone acts like close friends. We help each other, not compete, and we will be knights together! love this school.
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While many have negative things to say about SHS, I will forever be grateful for my years there. I made great friends, had great teachers, and felt fully prepared when I went off to college. I can't wait to see it continue to grow and develop in the coming years. A very valuable experience overall. Go Hornets!
Salisbury High School is extremely unorganized. The school also is funded very poorly, with most of the funds going to useless things like TVs or gaming systems, instead of clubs or better textbooks for classes. Because of this reckless spending, our scores are drastically lower than the county and state average. Some teachers are very passionate about what they do but many are lazy. Salisbury High also does NOT prepare students who want to preceed to college, offering next to no help for students who are unsure about the college application process.