Porter Ridge High School

  • Porter Ridge High School serves 1,591 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • Porter Ridge High School operates within the Union County School District.
  • Union County School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1591 students has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,591 students
Porter Ridge High School Total Students (2006-2015)
Gender % Porter Ridge High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Porter Ridge High School Total Teachers (2006-2015)
Students by Grade Porter Ridge High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Porter Ridge High School Student Teacher Ratio (2007-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Porter Ridge High School Asian Students (2006-2015)
Hispanic
12%
16%
Porter Ridge High School Black Students (2006-2015)
Black
12%
26%
Porter Ridge High School Black Students (2006-2015)
White
72%
50%
Porter Ridge High School White Students (2006-2015)
Hawaiian
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Porter Ridge High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Porter Ridge High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.46 0.45
Porter Ridge High School Diversity Score (2006-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Porter Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

  • Union County School District's student population of 41,650 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 83% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,013 in this district is less than the state average of $15,636. The district revenue/student has declined by 30% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,233 is less than the state average of $15,099. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Union County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
1
Number of Students Managed 41,650 912
Union County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 88% 76%
Union County School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue $326 MM $14 MM
Union County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $335 MM $14 MM
Union County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $8,013 $15,636
Union County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $8,233 $15,099
Union County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 479 students
    0 miles
    2843 Ridge Road
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)289-1965
    0PK-5479
  • Indian TrailPorter Ridge Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1385 students
    0 miles
    2827 Ridge Road
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)225-7555
    06-81385
  • Indian TrailPoplin Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 719 students
    1.9 miles
    5627 Poplin Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)296-0320
    1.9KG-5719
  • Indian TrailHemby Bridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 496 students
    3 miles
    6701 Indian Trl-fairview Rd
    Indian TrailNC 28079
    (704)296-6352
    3PK-5496
  • MonroeSardis Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 592 students
    3.4 miles
    4416 Sardis Church Road
    MonroeNC 28110
    (704)882-4303
    3.4PK-5592

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  8/23/2013
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  5/11/2009
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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