William Amos Hough High

Summary:

William Amos Hough High is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Cornelius, North Carolina, part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district. With a student population of 2,518, the school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic metrics, ranking in the top 25% of North Carolina high schools.

William Amos Hough High has maintained a high level of academic performance, with 84.7% proficiency in English II and 57.5% proficiency in Math I, significantly outpacing the district and state averages. The school's diverse student population, with a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggests it provides an equitable education and supports the success of students from various backgrounds. In comparison, nearby schools like Hopewell High, Mallard Creek High, and North Mecklenburg High have more diverse student populations and higher percentages of students from low-income families, with lower academic performance and statewide rankings.

One notable exception is the Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School, which stands out as an exceptional performer, ranking in the top 20 high schools in North Carolina and achieving exceptional End-of-Course test scores. Overall, William Amos Hough High's consistent academic excellence, diverse student population, and equitable outcomes make it a standout school in the region.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 12420 Bailey Rd
       Cornelius, NC  28031-9134


(980) 344-0514

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
146th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,994 Help


Feeder schools for William Amos Hough High:

Elementary:    Cornelius Elementary
    Davidson K-8 School
    Huntersville Elementary
    J.V. Washam Elementary
Middle:    Bailey Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6 Help
Number of students:  2,518

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.3%
Hispanic:
14.0%
African American:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.3% Help


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Compare Details William Amos Hough High ranks better than 76.7% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 6th among 27 ranked high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.3%), Hispanic (14%), African American (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William Amos Hough High is 21.6. 24 high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William Amos Hough High is $7,994. 25 high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

William Amos Hough High:

SchoolDigger ranks William Amos Hough High 146th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See William Amos Hough High in the ranking list.)

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 129th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William Amos Hough High

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Rank History for all students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 74.29 59th 506 88.3%
2012 71.88 60th 502 88.0%
2013 68.11 50th 505 90.1%
2014 82.34 29th 451 93.6%
2015 82.59 33rd 531 93.8%
2016 80.41 35th 507 93.1%
2017 85.44 28th 476 94.1%
2018 89.63 20th 469 95.7%
2019 81.32 48th 514 90.7%
2021 78.74 114th 594 80.8%
2022 81.39 122nd 621 80.4%
2023 76.32 146th 626 76.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.06 22nd 185 88.1%
2019 68.67 47th 195 75.9%
2021 76.26 33rd 199 83.4%
2022 81.46 30th 226 86.7%
2023 70.06 59th 249 76.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.80 14th 147 90.5%
2019 86.45 8th 173 95.4%
2021 71.71 16th 124 87.1%
2022 76.96 10th 156 93.6%
2023 66.16 40th 226 82.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.02 62nd 424 85.4%
2019 62.32 71st 446 84.1%
2021 74.51 27th 432 93.8%
2022 67.66 133rd 544 75.6%
2023 52.65 229th 597 61.6%
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Rank History for Female students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.58 20th 449 95.5%
2019 81.58 49th 475 89.7%
2021 83.06 43rd 475 90.9%
2022 83.31 96th 594 83.8%
2023 78.97 123rd 588 79.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.03 22nd 349 93.7%
2019 65.61 68th 364 81.3%
2021 77.50 37th 334 88.9%
2022 63.95 65th 330 80.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.20 27th 325 91.7%
2022 69.49 116th 398 70.9%
2023 63.88 163rd 403 59.6%
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Rank History for Male students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.38 25th 463 94.6%
2019 79.30 48th 488 90.2%
2021 73.82 60th 481 87.5%
2022 78.85 130th 585 77.8%
2023 72.94 153rd 602 74.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.07 27th 77 64.9%
2019 80.32 14th 89 84.3%
2021 64.56 32nd 83 61.4%
2022 77.45 20th 91 78.0%
2023 70.78 31st 98 68.4%
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Rank History for African American students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.09 33rd 359 90.8%
2019 65.85 55th 369 85.1%
2021 70.87 42nd 364 88.5%
2022 73.53 82nd 430 80.9%
2023 64.18 105th 434 75.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.87 34th 340 90.0%
2019 70.77 40th 354 88.7%
2021 76.99 31st 370 91.6%
2022 70.53 102nd 436 76.6%
2023 58.31 140th 449 68.8%
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Rank History for White students at William Amos Hough High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.63 24th 427 94.4%
2019 80.81 43rd 444 90.3%
2021 74.97 56th 439 87.2%
2022 80.90 105th 534 80.3%
2023 76.88 123rd 537 77.1%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for William Amos Hough High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 1118 159 30 101 6 0 40 0 1454
2012 1550 220 31 134 11 0 29 0 1975
2013 1628 254 39 141 11 0 33 0 2106
2014 1750 258 41 141 11 1 44 0 2246
2015 1890 283 59 154 11 5 51 0 2453
2016 1960 279 66 192 13 4 58 0 2572
2017 1949 265 66 234 9 5 66 0 2594
2018 1991 250 68 288 7 1 78 0 2683
2019 1852 243 78 291 3 4 73 0 2544
2020 1809 230 81 298 2 3 70 0 2493
2021 1752 250 80 323 2 3 75 0 2485
2022 1737 262 86 300 1 3 81 0 2470
2023 1745 254 90 352 4 5 68 0 2518

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at William Amos Hough High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 1454 76.0 19.1 19.1
2012 1975 95.0 20.7 17.3
2013 2106 99.6 21.1 19.2
2014 2246 109.6 20.4 18
2015 2453 120.0 20.4 16
2016 2572 127.0 20.2 16.8
2017 2594 129.0 20.1 14.5
2018 2683 130.3 20.5 13.3
2019 2544 127.6 19.9 13.2
2020 2493 125.3 19.8 13.3
2021 2485 120.2 20.6 10.5
2022 2470 116.9 21.1 6.7
2023 2518 116.0 21.6 14.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio William Amos Hough High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 1454 76.0 19.1 19.1
2012 1975 95.0 20.7 17.3
2013 2106 99.6 21.1 19.2
2014 2246 109.6 20.4 18
2015 2453 120.0 20.4 16
2016 2572 127.0 20.2 16.8
2017 2594 129.0 20.1 14.5
2018 2683 130.3 20.5 13.3
2019 2544 127.6 19.9 13.2
2020 2493 125.3 19.8 13.3
2021 2485 120.2 20.6 10.5
2022 2470 116.9 21.1 6.7
2023 2518 116.0 21.6 14.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for William Amos Hough High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $484 (6.1%) $7,511 (94.0%) $7,994

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on William Amos Hough High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 48th of 514 High schoolsRanks 146th of 626 High schools
 14%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (William Amos Hough High)77.373.6
 3.7%
   End of Course Biology (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)60.350.6
 9.7%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (William Amos Hough High)78.484.7
 6.3%
   End of Course English II (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)6160
 1%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (William Amos Hough High)66.457.5
 8.9%
   End of Course Math I (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)42.229.2
 13%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (William Amos Hough High)71.867.2
 4.6%
   End of Course Math III (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)50.259.2
 9%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.858.3
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students25442518
 1%
African American243254
 4.5%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian7890
 15.4%
Hispanic291352
 21%
Pacific Islander45
 25%
White18521745
 5.8%
Two or More Races7368
 6.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.2%14.3%
 1.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about William Amos Hough High

William Amos Hough High ranks 146th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at William Amos Hough High are 69% White, 14% Hispanic, 10% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,518 students attended William Amos Hough High.

William Amos Hough High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cornelius Elementary
Elementary : Davidson K-8 School
Elementary : Huntersville Elementary
Elementary : J.V. Washam Elementary
Middle : Bailey Middle


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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