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Spencer, NC
Students enrolled: 696

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North Rowan High School 5

Posted April 18, 2011
- a parent
To the person who has an issue with the ipods and the "waste of money" that they perceive has happened... that decision was made by the school board and the current school administration, not North High School. If you want to do something positive for the school -campaign for fair attendance zones and equal access to courses. Again a great school that has been hindered by biased decision making.

North Rowan High School 5

Posted February 01, 2011
- a student
I'm a North Rowan student, & proud of it. I agree that maybe we shouldn't have spent so much money on Ipods, because maybe then, we wouldn't have so many fundraisers. But North is a great school. And our band is amazing. I should know. I hear them play everyday. I'm a band student at NRHS myself. It's a good school, please don't hate it.<3

North Rowan High School 1

Posted December 14, 2010
- a student
This school isn't good, it lacks DISCIPLINE, creativeness, and diverse classes. They wastes money on unnecessary things, like the grant for iPods. They should use the money to help renew outdated items. They need to replace certain teachers cause they don't care, don't enforce discipline, and lets the students run the class. This school lacks creativity, most clubs are plain. They should create clubs that diverse kids would enjoy. And this school needs new classes. Like a class for future engineers or lawyers. Yet they lack that and force kids to take tests and our scores goes down. They need to realize that this school needs change.

North Rowan High School
no rating

Posted March 25, 2010
- a parent
I dont like my child attending north, the pronciple is bad and lets my kid get bullied.

North Rowan High School 1

Posted April 30, 2007
- a parent
Very Disappointing school. Nothing but trouble. I wish I could have cot my son out of there

North Rowan High School 4

Posted November 18, 2006
- a student
North Rowan High School is a great school full of opportunities and a wonderful faculty. I was extremely lucky to attend the school and have a wonderful caring staff and a great student body. You can make your educational experience the best or the worst. Parental involvement in all avenues of the school is very lacking and the community does not tell the story of this wonderful center of learning in Spencer. North has not been given the recognition and the funding needed versus the other high schools in the system. We have to fight and work for everything at North! I would recommend to any parent that their child will receive the best educational experience at North if they are willing to become involved and send their child to school ready to learn. Come be part of the Cavalier Pride of North Rowan High School!

North Rowan High School 4

Posted November 07, 2006
- a student
As a graduate of North Rowan and a recent graduate of Catawba College overall I feel that North is a good school. They have great educators but do not provide as many academic options as other schools. North also has pretty good athletic teams and extracurricular activities, however, clubs are not as active in the school as they should be (SGA). Also parent involvement is more directed towards athletics rather than academics. One of its best features is its diversified but open and friendly population. I feel that North is a safe and well disciplined school and would highly recommend attending it.

North Rowan High School 4

Posted July 24, 2006
- a student
Although I am not a parent, I did graduate from North Rowan High School in 2002 and went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I feel that I had a very good educational experience at North, and that I was no less prepared for college than any other incoming freshman. I feel that North Rowan has gotten a bad reputation from other schools within the county, and in some cases indirectly from the school board, but most of the negative opinions about North come from rumor, not fact. Every school will have its problems, and North does have some, but it is important to come into the school having an open mind. You will get out of North as much, if not more, than you put in.

North Rowan High School 4

Posted July 02, 2006
- a student
North Rowan Is not a bad school. Yea it has its problems but really unless you have an open mind then you really think everything is bad. Every school has its problems but that doesnt make it a bad school. I have learned a lot from North and it will be a great memory in my life.

North Rowan High School 2

Posted November 25, 2005
- a student
To put it bluntly NRHS is one of the worst schools I have ever attended! From the apathy of the students to learn to the lack of extracurricular activities, this school gets a thumbs down! We don't have an active student government or do we even have a school newspaper. We have some excellent teachers here. Safety isn't an issue, not many fights. But, parent involvement is virtually non- existent. This school needs a drastic overhaul if it intends to be a successful school in the long run. Cannot wait to leave this school!

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North Rowan High School
300 North Whitehead Avenue, Spencer, NC  28159
(704) 636-4420
Last modified North Rowan High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Rowan High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top