Person High School

  • Person High School serves 1,327 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (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 36% (which is lower 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 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Person High School's student population of 1,327 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,327 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Person High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Person High School is 0.62, 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#1883 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Person 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)
36%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Person 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
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
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Black
37%
26%
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White
49%
49%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Person High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.620.67
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Graduation Rate
79%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Person High School and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Person 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 Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Person High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePerson County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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