Porter Ridge High School

  • Porter Ridge High School serves 1,749 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (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 63% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Porter Ridge High School's student population of 1,749 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,749 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Porter Ridge High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Porter Ridge High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. 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#575 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
17%
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Black
12%
26%
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White
69%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Porter Ridge High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.490.46
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Graduation Rate
94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnion County Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Wide variety of extracurricular activities available to students; including athletics and the arts. Academically, one of the best ranked in the state.
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5  
The BEST in Union County! Quality teachers, an open and easily accessible leader in Sam Basden, a good website that is parent friendly. My son couldn't be in better hands!
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