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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 174 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On 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.

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High School Senior

On 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.

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High School Senior

On 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.

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High School Senior

On 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.

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High School Senior

On 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.

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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 174 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:
1680

Based on 27 students surveyed
Math
570
Verbal
570
Writing
540

ACT:
27

Based on 12 students surveyed
Math
27
English
28
Reading
27
Science
26
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 9 responses

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

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.

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 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

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

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%