Providence High School

Providence High School serves 2,010 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Providence High School operates within the Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 2010 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 99 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 2,010 students
Providence High School Total Students (1990-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Providence High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Providence High School Students 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 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Providence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
2%
Providence High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Providence High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
8%
27%
Providence High School Black (1990-2012)
White
75%
52%
Providence High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Providence High School Sch Ethnicity Providence 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.
0.42 0.89
Providence High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
8%
45%
Providence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
2%
8%
Providence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 137,394 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
173
4
Number of Students Managed 137,394 1,682
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 74%
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,699 MM $19 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,620 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,581 $11,105
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,995 $10,880
Charlotte-mecklenburg 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 David W Butler High School (4 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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  • Recommended October 05, 2010 - 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

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Charlotte, 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 0.04, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Charlotte is Lake Wylie Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.