Porter Ridge High School

Porter Ridge High School serves 1,436 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Porter Ridge High School operates within the Union County Public s School District.
The school district's 88% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1436 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,436 students
Porter Ridge High School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Porter Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (2007-2012)
Students by Grade Porter Ridge High School Students 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 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
Porter Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2007-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Porter Ridge High School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
8%
13%
Porter Ridge High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
11%
27%
Porter Ridge High School Black (2006-2012)
White
76%
52%
Porter Ridge High School White (2006-2012)
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.
0.41 0.44
Porter Ridge High School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
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.
21%
45%
Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
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.
4%
8%
Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,105 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Union County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
4
Number of Students Managed 40,105 1,682
Union County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 88% 74%
Union County Public s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $541 MM $19 MM
Union County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $446 MM $18 MM
Union County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,086 $11,105
Union County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,613 $10,880
Union County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Elementary School
    2843 Ridge Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)289-1965
    0 mi | 611 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Middle School
    2827 Ridge Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)225-7555
    0 mi | 1325 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Indian TrailPoplin Elementary School
    5627 Poplin Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)296-0320
    1.9 mi | 651 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Indian TrailHemby Bridge Elementary School
    6701 Indian Trlfairview Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)882-1191
    3 mi | 513 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • MonroeSardis Elementary School
    4416 Sardis Church Rd
    MonroeNC 28110
    (704)882-4303
    3.4 mi | 592 students | Gr. KG-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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Did You Know?
Union County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.39, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Union County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.