New Hanover High School

  • New Hanover High School serves 1,666 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is lower 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 48% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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

School Overview

  • New Hanover High School's student population of 1,666 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 104 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,666 students
Gender %This chart display gender of New Hanover High School
Total Classroom Teachers104 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of New Hanover High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • New Hanover High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of New Hanover High School is 0.64, 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#763 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Hanover 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)
48%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Hanover 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 Ratio16:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of New Hanover High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in New Hanover High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2004-05 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in New Hanover High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in New Hanover High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
36%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in New Hanover High School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
47%
49%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Hanover High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.640.67
This chart display the diversity score of New Hanover High School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
79%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of New Hanover High School and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New Hanover High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hanover High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Hanover County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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