Garner High School

Garner High School serves 2,309 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Garner High School operates within the Wake County s School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 2309 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 141 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,309 students
Garner High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 141 teachers
Garner High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Garner High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 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 16:1 15:1
Garner High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Garner High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
16%
13%
Garner High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
38%
27%
Garner High School Black (1988-2012)
White
39%
52%
Garner High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Garner High School Sch Ethnicity Garner 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.
0.68 0.89
Garner 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.
34%
45%
Garner 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.
7%
8%
Garner High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 149,455 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Wake County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
165
4
Number of Students Managed 149,455 1,206
Wake County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 85% 74%
Wake County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,945 MM n/a
Wake County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,597 MM n/a
Wake County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,051 $0
Wake County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,533 $0
Wake 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 Southeast Raleigh High School (3.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is North Garner Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vandora Springs Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Garner Vandora Springs Elementary School
    1300 Vandora Springs Rd
    Garner , NC , 27529
    (919)662-2486
    0.8  mi  |  533  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Raleigh Smith Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1101 Maxwell Dr
    Raleigh , NC , 27603
    (919)662-2458
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  641  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Garner Timber Drive Elementary School
    1601 Timber Dr
    Garner , NC , 27529
    (919)773-9500
    1.4  mi  |  633  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Garner North Garner Middle School
    720 Powell Dr
    Garner , NC , 27529
    (919)662-2434
    1.5  mi  |  982  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Garner Aversboro Elementary School
    1605 Aversboro Rd
    Garner , NC , 27529
    (919)662-2325
    1.8  mi  |  462  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Garner, 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 0.13, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Garner is East Garner Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.