Mount Airy High

1011 North South Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-5147

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 558 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mount Airy City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mount Airy High is a public high school in Mount Airy. The principal of Mount Airy High is Mrs Sandy George and can be contacted at 558 children attend Mount Airy High and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 44% of the 558 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mount Airy High is 13:1. North Surry High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 69%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Hispanic 12% 16%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.06%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Mount Airy High School is one of the top schools in the nation. The majority of the school excels in academics and athletics; with each and every student strives to pursue their goals. I am a student here and I'm proud to say that it truly is one of the best schools. All students here are always welcoming to some new faces. I am really thankful for this school for always having a huge impact in my life in pursuing my hopes and dreams that lie ahead. I am proud to say that... I AM A GRANITE BEAR!

  • (1 year ago)

    Mount Airy High School ratings listed are quite surprising and also may be quite misleading. After 3 children attending there I found that there was little to no parent communication mistakes by faculty/staff that were detrimental to academic and scholarship success and a perceived major favoritism towards certain students based upon family status with a perceived negative attitude towards others. Little was done to encourage student success but plenty toward student discipline. Are the other responses "padded" or just from the ones from the favored families? Would definitely recommend seeking other high school educational venues before placing a child in this school. Whether this truth will get posted remains to be seen.

  • (4 years ago)

    I find it very interesting that on your website Mount Airy high School received a rating of 7 out of 10 when some of the county schools received higher scores. It is a well known fact that students in the Mount airy City Schools have consistently scored higher on standardized testing across the board and also higher on the PSAT/SAT/ACT. Mount Airy City Schools have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 3% of high schools in the U. S. I am proud to say that my children attended the Mount Airy system and have gone on to excel academically in the college setting. I am not quite sure exactly what type of scoring is used to to rate the schools on your site.

  • (4 years ago)

    you just cant beat raising your kids in mt airy and having them be a part of all the things (academics and athletics) that mt airy high school can offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    I felt very welcome at Mt Airy High School as foreign language teacher from a foreign country. The staff is friendly and helpful the students are engaged and enthusiastic. I love teaching here and working for a smaller school certainly has its perks! Livia Livengood

  • (5 years ago)

    Mount Airy High is where bright futures begin. Jessica Johnson is the best English teacher ever!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to school to there then my daughter went there and now my granddaughter goes there. This school has a great academic program and a wide variety of extra curricular activities for its students to participate in. Also the teachers are well educated and are very determined. I recommend this school to those entering highschool.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers students and athletic programs. A school to be proud of

  • (5 years ago)

    Mt. Airy High School is the best school in the county or district. Munt Airy High School continues to be in the top schools in ranks of test scores and drop out rates. It is a small school compared to many and it has a very friendly atmosphere with wonderful teachers and staff. It is a safe place for my children to attend school and the discipline actions of the principal and assistant principal are always fair and impartial. The sports teams are always the greatest. Mount Airy High School has the greatest coaches and teams of anywhere in the state. My children have graduated from Mount Airy high School with a great education. In fact the greatest. My children have left high school and gone to college and have made the statement that college was easy because of the courses that they had taken at mount Airy High School and the help and imput from the teachers helped them to be successful in the college atmosphere. I would put Mount Airy High School up against any school in this state. I am proud of the fact that my children graduated from the best school in the state. Thank you.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our high school has a great graduation rate climate and staff! Students get the attention/help they need to succeed!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mount Airy High School is full of people who care about their students. The teachers guidance administration cafeteria staff and maintenance staff want the best for their 'kids'. Our town has suffered great job losses with close to 50% of our students in financial straits yet our school staff takes that as a challenge to help our students grow their dreams reach beyond what they've known. We are so lucky to have such a talented staff of teachers who prepare students to take on the future well equipped and ready for the next challenge. Our administration cares about the individual child and knows each one. Our athletic coaches are more about building a person with character to be an ethical and moral person and win in the process. We have a lot to be proud of in Mount Airy North Carolina. Mount Airy High School has everything to do with that.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mount Airy High School is small enough that I know all of the teachers and students.

  • (5 years ago)

    MAHS is the best great teachers super students and great learning environment with lots of opportunities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Mount Airy High School because everyone there truly cares about their students. It is a positive and friendly place to work and a great place to learn!

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