John T. Hoggard High School

182 reviews
  1. New Hanover County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
4305 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
Telephone
(910) 350-2072
Website

John T. Hoggard High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1220
152 responses
Average ACT
28
80 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
AP Enrollment
26%
AP Exam Pass Rate
75%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    6%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    78%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    16%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
  • The homecoming Pep Rally
    28%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • PowderPuff Football
    15%
  • Marching Band Showcase
    8%
  • Cheerleading on the sidelines of athletic events
    3%
  • Lacrosse game
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,629
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,845
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,858/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

Reviews

182 reviews
  • Excellent
    23
  • Very Good
    66
  • Average
    83
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    3
The academic push is what I greatly appreciate about John T. Hoggard High School. The teachers work along side with each student and push to see us succeed. The Scheduling is a four block per semester type of year which I prefer, but it makes it very challenging when AP test come around in May. The school spirit pumps every student up before a football game which encourages us all to go!
  • High School Senior
  • 11 months ago
I have found many extra-curricular opportunities at Hoggard! The school is very accepting of new ideas and I was aided by faculty and other students in creating a new organization, Current Events Club. Participation is fairly good overall for clubs.
  • High School Senior
  • Mar 2 2015
There are only a handful of teachers in the entire school that actually push and challenge their students. The rest just don't really work hard and do the bare minimum required to move the class along. Personally, I've found that I am more successful in classes where the teacher teaches the lesson using old-school whiteboard notes and a lecture than in classes where the teacher just drones on reading off of a PowerPoint. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority will use the latter style at Hoggard. Be it a good thing or a bad thing, get ready to teach yourself entire courses during the semester if you want to get high marks in the classes. On a different note, the CTE teachers are amazing and really do an upstanding job. I remember more from Horticulture two years ago than Pre-cal one year ago. They use a very hands-on approach for teaching skills that students will never forget. In Horticulture, we spent most of the time out in the fields and the greenhouse digging up plants and taking cuttings instead of just reading about it in a book. I have taken two semesters of Horticulture and two semesters of Drafting, but I have learned an exceptional amount from both. All in all, it is very unfortunate that the hard work of the few exceptional teachers has to be brought down by the mediocre many. Coming from a private, Christian middle school, I can simply say from observation and experience that pretty much none of my teachers at Hoggard even hold a candle to my middle school teachers. My middle school teachers got paid approximately one-third what these public school teachers get paid and did three times better of a job. It is very unfortunate that the public education is paying so much for poor-quality employees. If you are like me coming from a private middle school, Hoggard is going to be a massive shock not only culturally, but also academically.
  • High School Junior
  • 9 months ago