Knightdale High School serves 1,527 students in grades 9-12.
Knightdale High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,527 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 87%
- Graduation Rate: 90% (Top 50% in NC)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 15% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 50% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
Knightdale High School's student population of 1,527 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Knightdale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Knightdale High School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1704 out of 2568 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Knightdale High School's ranking?
Knightdale High School is ranked #1704 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Knightdale High School?
The graduation rate of Knightdale High School is 90%, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 86%.
How many students attend Knightdale High School?
1,527 students attend Knightdale High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Knightdale High School students are Black, 34% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Knightdale High School?
Knightdale High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Knightdale High School offer ?
Knightdale High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Knightdale High School part of?
Knightdale High School is part of Wake County Schools School District.
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