Shelby High School

230 E Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 829 students in grades 9-12, Shelby High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the North Carolina state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 829 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : 85-89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Shelby High School's student population of 829 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
829 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Shelby High School ranks within the top 50% of all 2,617 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Shelby High School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NC)
#863 out of 2617 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Shelby High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-64%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shelby 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 2021-22 school year data.
50-54%
50%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shelby 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 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
63%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Shelby High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Shelby High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Shelby High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
20%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Shelby High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
50%
25%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Shelby High School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
37%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Shelby High School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Shelby High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shelby High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in North Carolina.
0.61
This chart displays the diversity score of Shelby High School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
86%
This chart displays graduation rate of Shelby High School and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shelby High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
2%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shelby High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shelby High School's ranking?
Shelby High School is ranked #863 out of 2,617 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Shelby High School often compared to?
Shelby High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Crest High School, Burns High School, Kings Mountain High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% NC state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% NC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Shelby High School?
The graduation rate of Shelby High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 86%.
How many students attend Shelby High School?
829 students attend Shelby High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Shelby High School students are Black, 37% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Shelby High School?
Shelby High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Shelby High School offer ?
Shelby High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Shelby High School part of?
Shelby High School is part of Cleveland County Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 829 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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