Jordan Matthews High School

Jordan Matthews High School serves 774 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Jordan Matthews High School operates within the Chatham County s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 774 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 774 students
Jordan Matthews High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Jordan Matthews High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Jordan Matthews High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more 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 14:1 15:1
Jordan Matthews High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Jordan Matthews High School Asian (2001-2009)
Hispanic
47%
13%
Jordan Matthews High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
16%
27%
Jordan Matthews High School Black (1988-2012)
White
32%
52%
Jordan Matthews High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Jordan Matthews High School Sch Ethnicity Jordan Matthews 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.
0.66 0.44
Jordan Matthews High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
55%
45%
Jordan Matthews High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
6%
8%
Jordan Matthews High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,094 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Chatham County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
4
Number of Students Managed 8,094 1,682
Chatham County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 74%
Chatham County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $19 MM
Chatham County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $90 MM $18 MM
Chatham County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,907 $11,105
Chatham County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,679 $10,880
Chatham County 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 Sage Academy (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chatham Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Virginia Cross Elementary School (1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Siler City Sage Academy
    Alternative School
    439 Martin L King Jr Blvd
    Siler City , NC 27344
    (919)663-5899
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  64  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Siler City Virginia Cross Elementary School
    234 Cross School Rd
    Siler City , NC 27344
    (919)742-4279
    1  mi  |  560  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Siler City Chatham Middle School
    2025 South 2nd Ave Ext
    Siler City , NC 27344
    (919)663-2414
    1.2  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Siler City Chatham Charter
    Charter School
    2200 Hamp Stone Rd
    Siler City , NC 27344
    (919)742-4550
    Charter School
    2.2  mi  |  315  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Siler City Siler City Elementary School
    671 Ellington Rd
    Siler City , NC 27344
    (919)663-2032
    2.4  mi  |  736  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parents’ Guide to Special Education: Rights and Education Plans
Parents’ Guide to Special Education: Rights and Education Plans
Special education law is not easy to decipher, with several regulations that govern special education services for disabled students. In this article, learn about the core components of the laws, rights, and individual education plans that can help create the best public school environment for your child.
5 Tips for Monitoring Screen Time for Kids
Many school districts have implemented technology initiatives that provide laptops or tablets to students. While these technologies open opportunities for learning outside of school, they also require parental oversight to ensure children aren’t spending too much time online.
9 Smart Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Academic Success
Turn your child into a stronger student by creating the right support structure and expectations. Use these nine tips to help maximize your child's academic success.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
Chatham 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 0.43, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Chatham County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.