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Porter Ridge High School is a public school in Fairview, North Carolina. It has 1,456 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 174 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2839 Ridge Rd
Indian Trail NC 28079
(704) 292-7662

Academics Read more about this school's academics

3.6 from 174 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: I like the teachers I've had, although most of the science teachers I've gotten to know have left teaching or sought employment elsewhere. I'm disappointed in the curriculum as well; I wish teachers would expect more of the class as a whole.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I'm glad this school as accommodated my personal medical needs. I like some of the people and parents I've met, and the teachers are nice if a bit aloof. I would join more clubs if I could redo school, as well as go to more sporting events. I think I would feel more comfortable in a private school setting, where other students take schoolwork as seriously as I do and know how the English language and its grammar work.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: Until this year the technology was sub-par. The school is new and generally clean except for occasional rat infestations. People generally don't go to high-end schools; only one student has ever been accepted into an Ivy League, because the college prep resources are not up to standard. Tutoring is usually available if you drive or can be driven, otherwise you have no options.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: It's hard to do very many extracurriculars because they either meet on the same day or it's difficult to find transportation. Many people don't take clubs very seriously, and few actually do a large amount of service projects.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: Many upper level classes are not offered at convenient times, so the number of classes you can take in person rather than online are very limited. Several AP classes rarely make because either the teachers are poor or not enough students have met the prerequisites, especially in math and science classes, which are neglected. Clubs that travel and compete or are very exclusive are almost unheard of.

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Porter Ridge Elementary School Public
4.00 Porter Ridge Middle School Public
4.00 Poplin Elementary School Public
4.33 Hemby Bridge Elementary School Public
3.00 Sardis Elementary School Public
4.33 Unionville Elementary School Public
Central Academy at Lake Park Private, Religious
3.66 Union Academy Public, Charter
3.66 Piedmont Middle School Public
3.66 Piedmont High School Public
4.00 Fairview Elementary School Public
3.66 Union County Early College Public
Open Book Baptist Christian Academy Private, Alternative, Religious
First Assembly Christian School Private, Religious
Shining Light Baptist Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Sun Valley High School Public
3.66 Sun Valley Middle School Public
4.33 Stallings Elementary School Public
2.33 Benton Heights Elementary School Public
3.66 Sun Valley Elementary School Public
4.33 Shiloh Elementary School Public
3.66 Rocky River Elementary School Public
4.00 Indian Trail Elementary School Public
4.33 New Town Elementary School Public
Wolfe School Public
1.33 East Elementary School Public
4.33 Bain Elementary School Public
Union County Career Center Public
1.00 Walter Bickett Elementary School Public
1.00 Monroe Middle School Public
1.66 Monroe High School Public
Tabernacle Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Queen's Grant Community Public, Charter
3.33 David W. Butler High School Public
4.33 Wesley Chapel Elementary School Public
4.00 Weddington High School Public
Arborbrook Christian Academy Private, Religious
Mint Hill High School Public
3.66 Mint Hill Middle School Public
4.00 Clear Creek Elementary School Public
3.33 Bethel Elementary School Public
1.00 Rock Rest Elementary School Public
1.66 Lebanon Road Elementary School Public
4.00 Wingate Elementary School Public
4.00 Crestdale Middle School Public
4.33 Antioch Elementary School Public
4.33 Matthews Elementary School Public
3.00 Independence High School Public
3.66 Crown Point Elementary School Public
2.66 Northeast Middle School Public
3.33 Covenant Day School Private, Religious
4.33 Socrates Academy Public, Charter
4.33 Weddington Middle School Public
1.33 J.H. Gunn Elementary School Public
Bible Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
The School at Thompson Private, Alternative, Religious
4.33 Weddington Elementary School Public
4.33 Elizabeth Lane Elementary School Public
1.33 Piney Grove Elementary School Public
Trinity Christian Preparatory School Private, Religious
Carmel Christian School Private, Religious
1.66 Forest Hills High School Public
4.33 McKee Road Elementary School Public
1.33 Greenway Park Elementary School Public
The Fletcher School Private, Special Education
1.66 Albemarle Road Middle School Public
2.00 Charlotte Secondary School Public, Charter
1.00 Albemarle Road Elementary School Public
Charlotte United Christian Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Providence High School Public
3.33 Stanfield Elementary School Public
3.33 Parkwood High School Public
3.33 Parkwood Middle School Public
4.33 New Salem Elementary School Public
2.33 Idlewild Elementary School Public
4.00 Cuthbertson High School Public
Weddington Christian Academy Private, Religious
1.00 Hickory Grove Elementary School Public
4.33 Cuthbertson Middle School Public
Carolina Christian School Private, Religious
4.33 Providence Spring Elementary School Public
2.33 Hickory Grove Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
Friends School of Charlotte Private, Religious
1.66 Reedy Creek Elementary School Public
3.00 United Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Western Union Elementary School Public
Evelyn Mack Academy Private
3.33 East Mecklenburg High School Public
4.00 Charlotte Latin School Private
3.33 Charlotte Christian School Private, Religious
Charlotte Preparatory School Private
1.66 East Union Middle School Public
4.33 Jay M. Robinson Middle School Public
1.00 McClintock Middle School Public
1.00 Rama Road Elementary School Public
3.00 Lansdowne Elementary School Public
3.00 Patriots Elementary School Public
2.33 C.C. Griffin Middle School Public
3.33 Marshville Elementary School Public
3.66 Providence Day School Private

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Union Academy 5 mi. 1,100
3.66 Piedmont High School 4 mi. 1,048
2.66 Sun Valley High School 5 mi. 1,363
Union County Career Center 8 mi. 815
1.66 Monroe High School 8 mi. 840
3.00 Queen's Grant Community 8 mi. 1,257
3.33 David W. Butler High School 7 mi. 2,171
4.00 Weddington High School 9 mi. 1,243
Mint Hill High School 10 mi. 1,385
3.00 Independence High School 10 mi. 2,036

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Overall Student Diversity

Porter Ridge High School United States Union Academy Piedmont High School Sun Valley High School Union County Career Center Monroe High School Queen's Grant Community David W. Butler High School Weddington High School Mint Hill High School Independence High School
White 78.4% 51.6% 85.7% 91.8% 64.6% 74.2% 11.2% 74.2% 57.1% 86.5% 13.4% 35.1%
African American 11.3% 15.2% 7.1% 4.1% 18.8% 11.3% 45.9% 16.5% 24.5% 6.2% 61.9% 40.2%
Hispanic 8.2% 24.5% 5.1% 4.1% 14.6% 11.3% 41.8% 5.2% 11.2% 4.2% 18.6% 18.6%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 1.0% 0% 0% 2.1% 0% 1.0% 5.1% 2.1% 3.1% 4.1%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 1.0% 0% 2.1% 1.0% 1.0% 3.1% 2.0% 1.0% 3.1% 2.1%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.1%
Grade 10 24.1%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 23.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 6% No

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

  • 19% People
  • 19% Atmosphere
  • 19% Spirit
  • 19% Sports
  • 16% Teachers
  • 9% Fine Arts Programs.

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

  • 56% There are some ignorant people there.
  • 22% Honestly, there isn't anything to complain about.
  • 11% Dress Code policy is sexist.
  • 11% More concerned with appearance than reality

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

  • 40% It's Football Team, Newer than schools in the area
  • 40% It's football team & overall educational success
  • 10% The people here are very open minded.
  • 10% The school has a very good reputation for class

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Spirited
  • 20% Classy
  • 10% Fun
  • 10% Crusty
  • 10% Also Interesting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Be yourself, people are pretty accepting.
  • 30% People make everything sound worse than it is
  • 20% Take the absences seriously
  • 10% Stay on top of your studies.