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Porter Ridge High School is a public school in Fairview, NC. It has 1,456 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 171 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Resources & Facilities: The school is fairly new, so it's pretty good condition. Technology is alright, especially since the county now provides all students with laptops; before that, most of the technology was at least a little outdated. The real issue with technology is the abundance of teachers who don't use it because they don't understand it. College prep resources are essentially nonexistent and guidance counselors only materialize when their presence is required; in addition they are often abrasive and/or incompetent. Tutoring is okay, but it really depends on the teacher; it's only offered if you can fit it in around their schedule. Busing is decent, although transportation is not offered for AP exams, and parent involvement is entirely dependent on the parent in question.

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On Administration & Policies: The policies at Porter Ridge are very fair and easy to follow.

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On Sports & Fitness: Porter Ridge has an amazing athletics program and very high school spirit.

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On Health & Safety: I always felt very safe at Porter Ridge. The faculty and staff go above and beyond for the safety of the students.

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On Educational Outcomes: I feel that Porter Ridge has properly prepared me for college and the real world.

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Porter Ridge High School is a public school in Fairview, NC. It has 1,456 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 171 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

90%

Test Performance

71
Porter Ridge High School performed better than 71% of other schools on North Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1720

Based on 26 students surveyed
Math
580
Verbal
580
Writing
560

ACT:
27

Based on 12 students surveyed
Math
27
English
29
Reading
28
Science
25
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

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

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 29% Stay on top of your studies.
  • 29% Be yourself, people are pretty accepting.
  • 29% Take the absences seriously
  • 14% People make everything sound worse than it is

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% It's Football Team, Newer than schools in the area
  • 29% It's football team & overall educational success
  • 14% The people here are very open minded.
  • 14% The school has a very good reputation for class

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 50% There are some ignorant people there.
  • 25% Dress Code policy is sexist.
  • 12% More concerned with appearance than reality
  • 12% Honestly, there isn't anything to complain about.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 6% No

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

Gender Diversity

Male
49.5%
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Female
50.5%
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Racial Diversity

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White
76.2%
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African American
11.5%
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Hispanic
8.7%
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Multiracial
1.6%
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Asian
1.5%
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Native American
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%