Mount Airy High School

  • Mount Airy High School serves 515 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mount Airy High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Mount Airy High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Mount Airy High School's student population of 515 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mount Airy High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mount Airy High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#469 out of 2555 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mount Airy High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mount Airy High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
14%
17%
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Black
9%
26%
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White
71%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mount Airy High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.470.67
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Graduation Rate85-89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMount Airy City Schools School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Mount Airy High School is Millennium Charter Academy (1.1 miles away)
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