Providence High School

Providence High School serves 1,972 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Providence High School operates within the Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District.
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1972 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,972 students
Providence High School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Providence High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Providence High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Providence High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 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 20:1 16:1
Providence High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
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.
0.44 0.45
Providence High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
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.
8%
47%
Providence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
2%
7%
Providence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District's student population of 142,991 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,770 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 96% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,169 is higher than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District Name Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
165
1
Number of Students Managed 142,991 1,120
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 76%
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,297 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,530 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,770 $10,864
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,169 $10,591
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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 Charlotte Secondary (3.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is South Charlotte Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elizabeth Lane Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Matthews Elizabeth Lane Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 992 students
    0.8 miles
    121 Elizabeth Ln
    MatthewsNC 28105
    (980)343-5700
    0.8KG-5992
  • CharlotteOlde Providence Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 703 students
    2 miles
    3800 Rea Rd
    CharlotteNC 28226
    (980)343-3755
    2KG-5703
  • MatthewsMatthews Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 974 students
    2.2 miles
    200 Mcdowell Ave
    MatthewsNC 28105
    (980)343-3940
    2.2PK-5974
  • Charlotte South Charlotte Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 881 students
    2.3 miles
    8040 Strawberry Ln
    CharlotteNC 28277
    (980)343-3670
    2.36-8881
  • CharlotteLansdowne Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 636 students
    2.6 miles
    6400 Prett Ct
    CharlotteNC 28270
    (980)343-6733
    2.6KG-5636

School Reviews

I'm currently a sophomore at Providence. The teachers are either extremely hard, or easy. There is no middle ground. There are too many people at Providence as well, forcing most kids to eat in the mall, which actually means we eat cramped on the floor. Everyone treats each other like mortal enemies, there are ridiculously high standards, and it's an extremely cliquey school. It's basically a private school, and economically, most students here are from very wealthy families- just count the number of Range Rovers in the parking lot.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/05/10

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