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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Surry Central High School is an above average, public school located in Dobson, NC. It has 719 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Surry Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1110
51 responses
Average ACT
23
50 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$33,913
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$491
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,300
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
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 18 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies
    39%
  • I really the school spirt at football games
    17%
  • Mock Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Cross Country & Track
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
719
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,382
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,590/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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My favorite thing about Surry Central was the AFJROTC program. This program helped me grow as a student, person, and leader. If there was one thing I would change it would be to get more students involved in different clubs/ honor societies. Most freshman do not join anything their first year because they either don't know about it or they are scared. Since they don't join their first year they won't join any other year because it's "to time consuming" or "not fun" more clubs should show that they offer any student at any time.
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This school is a very good school to attend if you're looking for great opportunities to advance your education and go forward into the future. The school prepares each child for adulthood and the college life. Each junior and senior is capable of taking college classes at the local community college next door, the ACT's are paid for, the school and its environment is safe for all who attends.
I like how the staff actually cares about you. They see you yourself and not just another student. One thing that needs to change is the freshman need to be shown the rules. They are ruining the things we take advantage of and actually use like smart lunch. They also need to show the freshman that is not good just to do whatever they want. They can't leave whenever they want. There is rules for a reason and they need to follow the rules. The upperclassmen are getting mad because we actually do what we are supposed and the freshman are getting things took from us.