School Details

Jordan Matthews High

910 East Cardinal Street, Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 742-2916
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 748 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

42%
58%
54%
55%
66%
61%
55%
72%
60%

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
  • Chatham County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jordan Matthews High is a public high school in Staley. The principal of Jordan Matthews High is Mr Martin McDonald, whose e-mail is mmcdonald@chatham.k12.nc.us. 748 children attend Jordan Matthews High and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 63% of the 748 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jordan Matthews High is 14:1. Sage Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 55%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 0.9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I researched long and hard looking for the best high school in an affordable quiet area of NC with a comfortable commute to work. JMHS kept coming up on the list. Rated in the top 15 by US News in NC for the past couple of years and winning awards. The staff is professional friendly and not jaded like so many schools in our country. They want to send our kids off with skills not just grades. Our introverted teenager started there in the middle of the freshman year quickly accepted and befriended by many well adjusted kids and he loves it there. How often does a teenager love his school and going to it! I hear the same from many of the other teenagers. JMHS may not look that great in the ratings but they are a hidden gem. We chose them after exhausted research before moving here from half way across the country and we have no regrets!

  • (1 year ago)

    I researched long and hard looking for the best high school in an affordable quiet area of NC with a relaxing commute to work central to the Triad and the Triangle. JMHS kept coming up on the list. Rated in the top 15 by US News in NC for the past couple of years and winning awards. The staff is professional friendly and not jaded like so many schools in our country. They want to send our kids off with skills not just grades. Our introverted teenager started there in the middle of the freshman year quickly accepted and befriended by many well adjusted well behaved kids and he loves it there. How often does a teenager love his school and going to it! I hear the same from many of the other teenagers. JMHS may not look that great in the ratings but they are a hidden gem. We chose them after exhausted research before moving here from half way across the country and we have no regrets!

  • (1 year ago)

    I researched long and hard looking for the best high school in an affordable quiet area of NC with a comfortable commute to work. JMHS kept coming up on the list. Rated in the top 15 by US News in NC for the past couple of years and winning awards. The staff is professional friendly and not jaded like so many schools in our country. They want to send our kids off with skills not just grades. Our introverted teenager started there in the middle of the freshman year quickly accepted and befriended by many well adjusted kids and he loves it there. How often does a teenager love his school and going to it! I hear the same from many of the other teenagers. JMHS may not look that great in the ratings but they are a hidden gem. We chose them after exhausted research before moving here from half way across the country and we have no regrets!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with a great mix of students. It does not get the credit it should!

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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