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Panther Creek High School is a public school in Cary, NC. It has 2,348 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 197 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Food: Thank GOD for off campus lunch. We have the ability to go off campus for lunch if we are upperclassmen. The lunch is about an hour and this gives students time to go get better lunches. The school lunches are "ok" to say. It wouldn't be my first choice and i try to bring my own lunch if i am not going off campus. For the price we pay (2.25) we don't get much. The school offers pizza and fries daily and other rotated lunch. They have made an effort to take away sugar filled drinks by replacing the vending machine with water to the agony of students.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: I can't say enough about the quality of teachers at Panther Creek. Panther Creek is blessed to have many knowledgable and capable teachers. I do not think i've had a single teacher who was completely terrible my entire time here. They will go out of their way to help if you are struggling and dedicate time to helping students understand. The teachers also reflects the age of the school. Many teachers are under 30 but that does not mean they are not capable teachers. I feel like the younger students have the ability to teach better because of their better understanding of teen students as they went through many problems that we have just a few years ago. More senior teachers also serve as great mentors to the younger teachers. The teachers here are just great. I know i shouldn't name them but they deserve the credit so here a few notable teachers who were exceptional: Mr. Volkmar, Mr. Marlin Jones, Mrs. Little, Mr. Styliadis, and Mrs. Chudasama.

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High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: Panther Creek is great with offering many extracurriculars. I am personally involved with Future Business Leaders of America as its president and love it. They allow clubs to participate in many activities in school. It does frustrate me that the school does not allow fundraising for our club.

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High School Senior

On Academics: The teachers here are great! There are many teachers who will go out of their way to accommodate students. Teachers here truly care about their students. Now their are some teachers who do not fit that but overall the teacher culture is dedicated to helping the students. Panther Creek also offers a variety of classes and levels of difficulties. They offer rigorous courses like AP classes which have heavy workload compared to academic level classes. It is great because i like taking AP classes which i have already taken four of and plan on taking more my senior year.

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High School Senior

On Resources & Facilities: Panther Creek has to accommodate for all the students so many school routes can be longer than others. Some buses are also filled to the roof while others are almost empty. I feel like they could better distribute students to each bus because for the past three years my bus has been crowded and often times have had to take second trips to the neighborhoods.

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Panther Creek High School is a public school in Cary, NC. It has 2,348 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 197 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

93%

Test Performance

93
Panther Creek High School performed better than 93% of other schools on North Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1790

Based on 37 students surveyed
Math
610
Verbal
610
Writing
570

ACT:
28

Based on 31 students surveyed
Math
27
English
28
Reading
28
Science
27
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 27% Some Teachers
  • 18% Fights at lunch
  • 18% The constant threat of removing SMART Lunch
  • 18% Cheating
  • 9% The "creator"
  • 9% Cut-throatedness

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 32% Teachers care and help students
  • 21% Extracurriculars
  • 21% SMART Lunch
  • 16% Motivation to succeed
  • 11% Academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Top-Quality
  • 25% Rewarding
  • 25% Helpful
  • 12% Place to succeed.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% SMART Lunch helps A LOT
  • 33% Expect nothing but good education
  • 11% Don't cheat.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 89% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 70% SMART Lunch
  • 20% The extra help students get during lunch
  • 10% It's fun.

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
51.0%
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Female
49.0%
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Racial Diversity

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White
56.0%
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Asian
15.8%
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African American
14.0%
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Hispanic
8.8%
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Multiracial
5.2%
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Native American
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0%