1800 Pineville-matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Providence High School serves 2,085 students in grades 9-12.
Providence High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Providence High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Providence High School's student population of 2,085 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,085 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
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School Rankings

Providence High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Providence High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#18 out of 2571 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
18%
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Black
9%
25%
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White
71%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
I'm a current sophomore at PHS. The teachers and classes are hit-or-miss. You'll find some teachers who are genuinely passionate about what they do, and others that don't care about the students at all. I've been lucky to have taken some amazing classes under instructors who fostered my love for learning, but I've also been in classes where it seemed as if the teacher's sole goal was to dent our GPAs and give busywork. For the most part, you'll find rigorous classes (there are plenty of APs). I personally don't love the social scene (there's plenty of drama, vaping, etc) but to each his own. When you take PE and health, be aware of the cockroaches (the pool is in the same building as the gym; that's why there are cockroaches). The other buildings are on the old side, but what else do you expect from a school constructed more than 30 years ago? Concerning clubs, it's fairly easy to join anything, but the administration is sus about letting students start clubs. I hope you have better luck with starting a club than I ever did. The Speech & Debate team is nationally ranked, and I know several people who qualify to nationals every year. The debate environment is a bit cliquey, but that's just my experience. Concerning PHS''s music department... I have no words. The prerequisites for the advanced music classes (think Wind Ensemble, AP Music Theory, etc) are a bit ridiculous. The must-not-be-named orchestra teacher is not pleasant. The orchestra teacher preaches empathy in SEL (Social Emotional Learning, required class for all students), but evidently doesn't practice it. I guess most teachers are over-worked, but maybe don't take it out on your students? The band teacher isn't much better. Sports are somewhat better - I've heard positive things about some coaches. I hope I don't come off as disappointed with my high school experience at PHS. I'm only a sophomore, and it hasn't been all that bad. However, I want to be realistic. Prospective students (I see your middle-schoolers!), please remember that high school forces you to grow up and mature. If you plan to take AP classes (besides psych lol), please remember to balance your mental health and your activities. PHS is rigorous, and you don't want to be doing schoolwork 24/7. Remember to do the normal high school things (once COVID-19 is over lol). Other than that, I've been satisfied with my experience at PHS.
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I'm currently a sophomore at Providence. The teachers are either extremely hard, or easy. There is no middle ground. There are too many people at Providence as well, forcing most kids to eat in the mall, which actually means we eat cramped on the floor. Everyone treats each other like mortal enemies, there are ridiculously high standards, and it's an extremely cliquey school. It's basically a private school, and economically, most students here are from very wealthy families- just count the number of Range Rovers in the parking lot.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,085 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48 (Btm 50%)

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