Cary High School



Cary High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cary High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 645
10 650
11 561
12 542

Cary High School is a public high school of the Wake County School District located in Cary, NC. It has 2,398 students in grades 9th through 12th. Cary High School is the 12th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 787th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Total Students: 2,398
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 135.5

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Cary High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,255
(52%)
24,120
(51%)
 Female 1,143
(48%)
23,586
(49%)

Cary High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,187
(49%)
23,248
(49%)
 Hispanic 495
(21%)
6,907
(14%)
 Black 465
(19%)
12,416
(26%)
 Asian 136
(6%)
3,108
(7%)
 Two or More 99
(4%)
1,809
(4%)
 American Indian 13
(1%)
154
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
64
(0%)

Cary High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,622
(68%)
33,494
(70%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 665
(28%)
12,207
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 111
(5%)
2,005
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Cary High School is ranked 85th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cary High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (32.4%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Cary High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2499
2006 1975
2007 1751
2008 1751
2009 2030
2010 2250
2011 2280
2012 2379
2013 2349
2014 2396
2015 2398

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 15.3
2007 14.6
2008 15.4
2009 17.4
2010 18.2
2011 18.2
2012 18.1
2013 18.1
2014 17.7
2015 17.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.18367346938776
2006 0.17924050632911
2007
2008
2009 0.26354679802956
2010 0.296
2011 0.30701754385965
2012 0.33669609079445
2013 0.31587909748829
2014 0.31636060100167
2015 0.32360300250209

Compare Cary High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 32.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

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Public 09 - 12 2,398 17.7:1  
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