Porter Ridge High School

Porter Ridge High School serves 1,544 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Porter Ridge High School operates within the Union County School District.
The school district's 88% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1544 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,544 students
Porter Ridge High School Total Students (2006-2014)
Gender % Porter Ridge High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Porter Ridge High School Total Teachers (2007-2014)
Students by Grade Porter Ridge High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 16:1
Porter Ridge High School Student Teacher Ratio (2007-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Porter Ridge High School Asian Students (2006-2014)
Hispanic
11%
15%
Porter Ridge High School Black Students (2006-2014)
Black
10%
26%
Porter Ridge High School Black Students (2006-2014)
White
76%
51%
Porter Ridge High School White Students (2006-2014)
Two or more races
1%
4%
Porter Ridge High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Porter Ridge High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.45
Porter Ridge High School Diversity Score (2006-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
47%
Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 41,074 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,554 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 63% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,427 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Union County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
1
Number of Students Managed 41,074 1,120
Union County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 88% 76%
Union County School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $455 MM $18 MM
Union County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $371 MM $18 MM
Union County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,554 $10,864
Union County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,427 $10,591
Union County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Piedmont High School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Porter Ridge Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Porter Ridge Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 582 students2843 Ridge Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)289-1965
    0PK-5582
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1421 students2827 Ridge Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)225-7555
    06-81421
  • Indian TrailPoplin Elementary School
    1.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 677 students5627 Poplin Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)296-0320
    1.9KG-5677
  • Indian TrailHemby Bridge Elementary School
    3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 481 students6701 Indian Trlfairview Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)882-1191
    3PK-5481
  • MonroeSardis Elementary School
    3.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 506 students4416 Sardis Church Rd
    MonroeNC 28110
    (704)882-4303
    3.4PK-5506

School Reviews

Wide variety of extracurricular activities available to students; including athletics and the arts. Academically, one of the best ranked in the state.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/23/13
The BEST in Union County! Quality teachers, an open and easily accessible leader in Sam Basden, a good website that is parent friendly. My son couldn't be in better hands!
- Posted by Parent, 05/11/09

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