School Details

East Rowan High School

175 Saint Luke Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 279-5232

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1027 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, 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 2013
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Rowan High School is a public high school in Salisbury. The principal of East Rowan High School is Ms Julia K Erdie, who can be contacted at 1,027 students go to East Rowan High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 45% of the 1,027 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at East Rowan High School is 15:1. Rowan County Early College is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 19%
Hispanic 3% 13%
Multiracial 0.9% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.3%
Asian 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an old school but what the kids learn and the oppertunities they offer are great.

  • (7 years ago)

    The caliber of students going to this school is far below high school level; we might as well call it a middle school. Looking at the posts of other parents here and I really can't blame some of the students I've seen.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love this school so much

  • (9 years ago)

    Great improvements have been made by this schools since Mr. Sparger arrived. This is a great learning environment for teens. The variety of extracurricular activities is vast. I am happy my children this school and I chose this school district over all other area districts based on the recommendation of area residents.

  • (9 years ago)

    The principal at this school is a great man. He IS concerned with his students. I would know personally from all the things he has been there with me through. I have had a rough time in high school and he has been there supporting me every step of the way. He does like his school to be represtened in a nice way but I can assure you that he is concerned with his students. Mr. Sparger is the most caring principal that I have ever come in contact with and if you were to know him instead of just assuming that he cares more about the school board you would see that also. Any good principal would care equally about both but I strongly disagree with your comment about where his concerns lay. Speak of what you KNOW not of what you ASSUME. -Samantha Myer

  • (9 years ago)

    The Principal needs to be more concerened with his students instead of wanting to make the school look good in the School Boards eyes!

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(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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