287 reviews
  1. Union County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
4901 Monroe-Weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104
Telephone
(704) 708-5530

Weddington High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1210
150 responses
Average ACT
28
86 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Football games!
    29%
  • Spirit week
    26%
  • Prom, any sport event, Pep Rallies
    18%
  • Most school events are interesting
    11%
  • International week
    7%
  • I don't like Weddington
    4%
  • Basketball Games
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,342
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,582
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,233/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses

Weddington High School Reviews

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Weddington has to be one of the best school's in the county and the state when it comes to most sports. It is a very academically and athletically challenging school to be in. The atmosphere couldn't be any better because no matter where you turn there are always people trying to push you to be the best student possible. However, with such a great school there are a few drawbacks. Our guidance department does not properly help fixing our schedules nor do they help in the slightest bit of preparing us for college. Everything that I have done to prepare for college has been just by myself. With everything that the school offers to the students, I do feel that it has made me a much more well rounded individual and a more self-aware than I was before. I do hope that the school will try their best to help prepare students more for the next big step in their lives.
Weddington High School prepared me for the rest of my life in countless ways. Mainly, their Marine Corps JROTC program set me on the right path and gave me the tools I needed to succeed. Second, their amazing administration never failed to be there for me when I needed advice or was planning community service events. The only things from the school that could use any improvement would be the quality of cafeteria food (from what I've heard) as well as the negative mentality of a very few, select students. These aren't glaring issues in the school, but they could be fixed in the future in order to host a more inviting environment. I consider Weddington a big part of my life, one which I will try my hardest to give back to over the years for all it's done for me.
Weddington is overall a great school. I am currently a freshman. I've been involved in 4 school sports. Weddington's football team won states in our conference this year!! Basketball is currently in playoffs, we're hoping they will win! The school is great in every aspect. It's a great environment and the teachers are amazing. We recently got a new principal who has been doing a wonderful job with our school. Academics are also very great for Weddington.