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South Rowan High School

Public | 9-12 | 963 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2005

My problem with this High School is that the dress code is not enforced at all. When I pick my son up from school skirts and shorts barely cover bottoms, stomachs are showing and clevage is hanging out everywhere. Dress code is a safety issue and if students can break this rule they will break others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

South Rowan High School is wonderful! I would absoutly send my middle school childern here, and look forward to doing so. The extracurricular activities have a sport that any child would enjoy, the Parent involvement is excellent, and I'm thankful for a school that has as much qualitys at south rowan does. The teachers are great too, I never have to come home and explain/teach my childern, because the teachers do it, and do it well. I would deffiantly say South is at the top of the list, for high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

I am a student, not parent at south rowan, which there should be a place for us to respond. The principal is not bad, nor disorganized, yet different than king's. I'm a junior, and i personally love south rowan. I had the opportunity to attend west rowan, but transfered to south, and am personally glad that i did. Teachers are *great* and there's only been one that i've had any sort of problem with, students are very kind to one another, and administration is good too. I play tennis, swim, and i'm in the marching band, and love being very active in all of it. South rowan is the best school in my opinion! -- kaitlyn
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2004

I think this school is one of the best high schools in North Carolina. My son loves his school. He participates more now in extra-curricular activities than he ever has during his education span. As the students would say,'This school rocks!'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

This school is un-organized. We need to get Dr. King back in the Principals chair. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

366 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
86%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

273 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

227 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students9%
Female8%
Male11%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students40%
Female47%
Male33%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 52%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Black 8% 26%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Don A Knox
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (704) 855-1420

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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