Cary High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
638 Walnut St
Cary, NC 27511
Phone
(919) 460-3549
District
WAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS
County
WAKE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
2183
Classroom Teachers
121

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to North Carolina

7

(10 is best)

Better than 67.8% of NC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

8

(10 is best)

Cary High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
60%
50%
58%
50%
61%
50%
60%
50%
58%
50%
61%
50%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 15 10 5 0
18
16
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 578 26.5%
Grade 10 538 24.6%
Grade 11 520 23.8%
Grade 12 547 25.1%
Total 2183 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 46.2% 47.0% 49.1%
Black 18.6% 23.2% 25.9%
Hispanic 28.7% 19.3% 19.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.9% 10.2% 3.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 0.4% 1.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 28.0% 31.6% 54.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 22.0% 26.3% 50.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.0% 5.3% 4.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 1,069,079 10,488,084
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,248.4 212
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.2% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.7% 19.3%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.1% 32.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.6% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 11.3% 15.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 400,172 3,965,482
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.0%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 93.0% 87.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 52.8% 31.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 21.1% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.7% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.4%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.6% 18.0%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.9% 19.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 9.2% 15.3%
$15,000 or less 5.9% 11.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,918 $955,283,000 52.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $539 $86,965,000 4.8%
Staff $284 $45,767,000 2.5%
General Administration $49 $7,916,000 0.4%
School Administration $518 $83,545,000 4.6%
Operation $537 $86,717,000 4.8%
Transportation $490 $79,106,000 4.4%
Other $276 $44,569,000 2.5%
Total Support $2,692 $434,585,000 24.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,573 $415,400,000 23.0%
Total Expenditures $11,184 $1,805,268,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,802 $9,059,674,000 56.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $509 $795,465,000 4.9%
Staff $316 $493,610,000 3.1%
General Administration $146 $228,611,000 1.4%
School Administration $573 $894,498,000 5.5%
Operation $744 $1,162,232,000 7.2%
Transportation $392 $611,849,000 3.8%
Other $294 $459,181,000 2.8%
Total Support $2,975 $4,645,446,000 28.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,579 $2,465,278,000 15.2%
Total Expenditures $10,355 $16,170,398,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%