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Alexander Central High School

Taylorsville, NC


Alexander Central High School
223 School Drive
Taylorsville, NC  28681
Phone: 828-632-7063
Alexander County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,398
Type: Regular School  
Alexander Central High School

Alexander Central High School


State Ranking

#196
Statewide High School Ranking: Alexander Central High School is ranked #196 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (62nd percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Alexander Central High School is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Alexander County, NC. Alexander Central High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,398 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

72.6
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Alexander Central High School had a Student Growth Score of 72.6. This placed Alexander Central High School in the 45th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 18.7 55th 17.5
Math 19.3 47th 18.9
Reading 19.2 45th 19.1
Science 19.2 49th 18.8
Writing 5.5 43rd 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Alexander Central High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 26% - Level 1
 26% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 550
Math 542
Composite Score 1092
SAT Participation Rate 26 %

Alexander Central High had an average SAT score of 1092 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #88 out of 491 NC high schools (82nd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Alexander Central High was 26% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 86% - Alexander Central High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 86% - Alexander Central High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 2%
 Asian - 2%
 Black - 4%
 Black - 4%
 Hispanic - 8%
 Hispanic - 8%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 83%
 White - 83%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Alexander Central High School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Alexander Central High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Taylorsville Elementary School 8 0.5 miles Taylorsville, NC Regular PK-5
Sugar Loaf Elementary School 7 3.6 miles Taylorsville, NC Regular K-5
East Alexander Middle School 5 4.0 miles Hiddenite, NC Regular 6-8
Ellendale Elementary School 7 5.0 miles Taylorsville, NC Regular K-5
Hiddenite Elementary School 5 5.7 miles Hiddenite, NC Regular PK-5
Wittenburg Elementary School 8 6.9 miles Taylorsville, NC Regular PK-5
West Alexander Middle School 7 7.5 miles Taylorsville, NC Regular 6-8
Stony Point Elementary School 6 8.7 miles Stony Point, NC Regular PK-5
Bethlehem Elementary School 9 8.8 miles Taylorsville, NC Regular PK-5
Oxford Elementary School 3 10.2 miles Claremont, NC Regular PK-6
Snow Creek Elementary School 8 10.4 miles Hickory, NC Regular PK-6
Gateway School 2 10.6 miles Granite Falls, NC Regular 6-12
Harry M Arndt Middle School 8 10.7 miles Hickory, NC Regular 7-8
Saint Stephens High School 5 10.9 miles Hickory, NC Regular 9-12
Clyde Campbell Elementary School 7 11.1 miles Hickory, NC Regular K-6
Scotts Elementary School 4 11.2 miles Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
Lyle Creek Elementary School 4 11.7 miles Conover, NC Regular K-6
W M Jenkins Elementary School 8 12.0 miles Hickory, NC Regular PK-5
Bunker Hill High School 3 12.0 miles Claremont, NC Regular 9-12
Dudley Shoals Elementary School 6 12.1 miles Granite Falls, NC Regular PK-5