Porter Ridge High School

Porter Ridge High School serves 1,453 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1453 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,453 students
Porter Ridge High School Total Students (2006-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Porter Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (2007-2013)
Students by Grade Porter Ridge High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 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 14:1
Porter Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2007-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Porter Ridge High School Asian (2006-2013)
Hispanic
10%
14%
Porter Ridge High School Hispanic (2006-2013)
Black
10%
27%
Porter Ridge High School Black (2006-2013)
White
77%
52%
Porter Ridge High School White (2006-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Porter Ridge High School Sch Ethnicity Porter Ridge High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.39 0.45
Porter Ridge High School Diversity Score (2006-2013)
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.
20%
47%
Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2013)
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 (2006-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,580 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Union County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
1
Number of Students Managed 40,580 1,330
Graduation Rate 88% 74%
District Total Revenue $541 MM $19 MM
District Spending $446 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $14,086 $11,105
District Spending / Student $11,613 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Piedmont High School (4.3 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 Students Grades
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Elementary School
    2843 Ridge Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)289-1965
    0 mi | 593 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Middle School
    2827 Ridge Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)225-7555
    0 mi | 1411 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Indian TrailPoplin Elementary School
    5627 Poplin Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)296-0320
    1.9 mi | 668 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Indian TrailHemby Bridge Elementary School
    6701 Indian Trlfairview Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)882-1191
    3 mi | 504 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • MonroeSardis Elementary School
    4416 Sardis Church Rd
    MonroeNC 28110
    (704)882-4303
    3.4 mi | 541 students | Gr. PK-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 23, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended May 11, 2009 - 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

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