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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
William Amos Hough High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cornelius, NC. It has 2,544 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

William Amos Hough High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
508 responses
Average ACT
28
308 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$97,388
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$949
Median Home Value
$304,600
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
  • Football games
    40%
  • Basketball team
    12%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Volleyball team
    10%
  • None
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,544
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,674/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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William Amos Hough High School Reviews

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I really enjoy Hough high school, overall great teachers, and AMAZING sports teams. There is a great outdoor area to eat lunch and a spacious theater. It is very inclusive and is sure to act on suspicious activity. However, I think that more parking should be made available because many juniors and seniors have to park half a mile away from the school and walk in the morning and afternoons regardless of rain, snow, or heat. There’s constantly positive and encouraging artwork and murals being displayed in the hallways. We also have a very strong presence from the Sources of Strength Club which focuses on making sure that everyone is included and if there are any events such as a local suicide, they reach out and let people know they are a safe space that people can come to if they are struggling as well. I am on the Varsity soccer team and it is one of the best teams I have ever been on, we are successful on the field and extremely successful off of it. I am very proud to be a Husky!
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My time at William Amos Hough high has been a pleasant one. I enjoyed making new friends and seeing myself learn to be confident in my abilities when faced with a challenge. One thing I would like to see change at Hough is the school spirit and the events they offer. It is pretty basic and I feel with more involvement with all students it would make for a school that feels more like a community. However, I feel as the teachers at this school make an effort to get to know their students on personal level while maintaining a class that is challenging that will prepare us for college!
The engaging atmosphere, excellent teachers, and abundance of opportunities are great! I would definitely recommend this school if you were unsure of where to send your child.