Porter Ridge High School in Goose Creek Township, NC - Niche

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Porter Ridge High School is a public school in Goose Creek Township, North Carolina. It has 1,436 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 228 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 228 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Porter Ridge, in general, is all around a good school. It offers diverse classes for students and most people in the school are caring and accepting of each other. This school has some great teachers and fairly successful sports programs. There are some things i would change such as school lunches or the drive of the students, but it truly is a great school.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: School policies at Porter Ridge are reasonable and aren't too overly restrictive when it comes to the privileges of students. The school administration is, for the most part, reasonable and understanding and respectful. However there are a few school administrators who are not particularly respectful to students and usually are itching to call out a student for something.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: There are an abundance of sports programs and Porter Ridge. There is almost any sport you could want and for the most part the coaches are nice and respectful while still being good at their job.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: At Porter Ridge High School we have many highly effective educator's. The teachers truly want to help students succeed in the classroom. Our teachers make an effort to make learning fun and easily understood by all student. They also are willing to put in extra time if need be to help a student achieve good grades.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Porter Ridge High School offers many different extracurricular activities ranging from sport teams to robotic and math clubs. Sports are a large part of these clubs including: Basketball (men's and women's), Football, Lacrosse (men's and women's), Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Soccer, etc. Also offered are academic based clubs such as: Beta club, NHS, and Mu Alpha Theta. Almost every student at school participates in one, if not multiple, of these clubs after and/or before school.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Poplin Elementary School Public
3.66 Hemby Bridge Elementary School Public
4.00 Sardis Elementary School Public
3.66 Unionville Elementary School Public
2.33 Central Academy at Lake Park Private, Religious
3.66 Union Academy Public, Charter
3.66 Piedmont Middle School Public
3.33 Piedmont High School Public
3.66 Fairview Elementary School Public
3.33 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
4.00 Stallings Elementary School Public
3.33 Benton Heights Elementary School Public
3.66 Sun Valley Elementary School Public
4.00 Shiloh Elementary School Public
3.66 Rocky River Elementary School Public
3.66 Indian Trail Elementary School Public
4.00 New Town Elementary School Public
Wolfe School Public
3.00 East Elementary School Public
3.33 Bain Elementary School Public
3.33 Union County Career Center Public
3.00 Walter Bickett Elementary School Public
3.00 Monroe Middle School Public
1.66 Monroe High School Public
Tabernacle Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 Queen's Grant Community Public, Charter
3.33 David W. Butler High School Public
4.00 Wesley Chapel Elementary School Public
4.00 Weddington High School Public
Arborbrook Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Mint Hill High School Public
3.33 Mint Hill Middle School Public
3.33 Clear Creek Elementary School Public
3.00 Lebanon Road Elementary School Public
4.00 Wingate Elementary School Public
3.66 Crestdale Middle School Public
4.00 Antioch Elementary School Public
3.33 Matthews Elementary School Public
3.00 Crown Point Elementary School Public
3.00 Covenant Day School Private, Religious
4.00 Socrates Academy Public, Charter

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Porter Ridge Middle School 0 mi. 1,325
3.66 Union Academy 5 mi. 1,212
3.66 Piedmont Middle School 4 mi. 1,009
3.33 Piedmont High School 4 mi. 1,065
2.66 Sun Valley High School 5 mi. 1,352

Around Porter Ridge High School

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Porter Ridge High School United States Piedmont High School Piedmont Middle School Porter Ridge Middle School Sun Valley High School Union Academy
White 76.0% 51.6% 88.0% 85.0% 73.0% 62.0% 91.0%
African American 10.0% 15.2% 5.0% 5.0% 10.0% 18.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 4.0% 6.0% 11.0% 13.0% 3.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.8%
Grade 10 26.9%
Grade 11 23.2%
Grade 12 23.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 22% Spirit
  • 22% Sports
  • 15% People
  • 15% Teachers
  • 15% Atmosphere
  • 11% Fine Arts Programs.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 54% There are some ignorant people there.
  • 25% Dress Code policy is sexist.
  • 12% More concerned with appearance than reality
  • 8% Honestly, there isn't anything to complain about.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 53% It's football team & overall educational success
  • 26% It's Football Team, Newer than schools in the area
  • 16% The school has a very good reputation for class
  • 5% The people here are very open minded.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Spirited
  • 30% Classy
  • 15% Crusty
  • 5% Fun
  • 5% Also Interesting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% People make everything sound worse than it is
  • 22% Stay on top of your studies.
  • 22% Be yourself, people are pretty accepting.
  • 22% Take the absences seriously

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 92% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.