Garner High

Public 9-12

 2101 Spring Drive
       Garner, NC  27529-3423


(919) 662-2379

District: Wake County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
396th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,960 Help


Feeder schools for Garner High:

Elementary:    Aversboro Elementary
    Creech Road Elementary
    Rand Road Elementary
    Timber Drive Elementary
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Middle:    East Garner Middle
    North Garner Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  1,683

Racial breakdown:

African American:
34.1%
Hispanic:
30.2%
White:
30.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.7% Help


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Compare Details Garner High ranks worse than 63.3% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 27th among 32 ranked high schools in the Wake County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Garner High is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (34.1%), Hispanic (30.2%), White (30.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garner High is 15.8, which is the 6th best among 32 high schools in the Wake County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garner High is $8,960. 17 high schools in the Wake County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garner High:

SchoolDigger ranks Garner High 396th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Garner High in the ranking list.)

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Wake County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wake County Schools 65th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Garner High

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Rank History for all students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 46.60 258th 431 40.1%
2007 43.28 287th 453 36.6%
2008 42.27 308th 477 35.4%
2009 52.25 237th 490 51.6%
2010 51.94 268th 499 46.3%
2011 57.11 212th 506 58.1%
2012 34.67 347th 502 30.9%
2013 46.31 175th 505 65.3%
2014 40.34 215th 451 52.3%
2015 46.22 207th 531 61.0%
2016 37.75 246th 507 51.5%
2017 30.11 310th 476 34.9%
2018 37.47 283rd 469 39.7%
2019 26.79 368th 514 28.4%
2021 30.57 395th 594 33.5%
2022 33.13 410th 621 34.0%
2023 35.36 396th 626 36.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.90 148th 185 20.0%
2019 44.89 107th 195 45.1%
2021 68.16 51st 199 74.4%
2022 54.31 85th 226 62.4%
2023 43.98 137th 249 45.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.03 80th 147 45.6%
2019 19.11 165th 173 4.6%
2023 31.28 156th 226 31.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.60 271st 424 36.1%
2019 24.06 336th 446 24.7%
2021 27.19 297th 432 31.3%
2022 36.47 327th 544 39.9%
2023 27.46 440th 597 26.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.31 14th 17 17.6%
2019 41.41 26th 44 40.9%
2023 31.37 31st 45 31.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.44 304th 449 32.3%
2019 25.36 361st 475 24.0%
2021 30.81 294th 475 38.1%
2022 30.59 416th 594 30.0%
2023 38.40 355th 588 39.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.68 159th 349 54.4%
2019 42.20 195th 364 46.4%
2021 52.99 106th 334 68.3%
2022 57.90 88th 330 73.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.04 217th 325 33.2%
2021 50.54 208th 337 38.3%
2022 46.32 273rd 398 31.4%
2023 56.20 207th 403 48.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.35 293rd 463 36.7%
2019 24.28 369th 488 24.4%
2021 28.07 316th 481 34.3%
2022 33.63 383rd 585 34.5%
2023 31.38 409th 602 32.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.97 47th 77 39.0%
2019 29.76 70th 89 21.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.88 169th 359 52.9%
2019 34.32 222nd 369 39.8%
2021 46.31 131st 364 64.0%
2022 40.34 221st 430 48.6%
2023 42.95 207th 434 52.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.01 219th 340 35.6%
2019 25.92 284th 354 19.8%
2021 16.77 339th 370 8.4%
2022 28.27 329th 436 24.5%
2023 30.01 318th 449 29.2%
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Rank History for White students at Garner High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.31 171st 427 60.0%
2019 28.18 331st 444 25.5%
2021 38.18 239th 439 45.6%
2022 44.54 288th 534 46.1%
2023 50.48 257th 537 52.1%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Garner High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1060 331 4 2 3 n/a n/a -5 1395
1989 989 343 8 4 3 n/a n/a 6 1353
1990 1340 445 12 5 13 n/a n/a 0 1815
1991 1283 438 12 3 8 n/a n/a 0 1744
1992 1253 497 7 8 8 n/a n/a 0 1773
1993 1245 510 6 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1771
1994 1216 521 3 9 3 n/a n/a 0 1752
1995 1259 611 5 22 5 n/a n/a 0 1902
1996 1259 611 5 22 5 n/a n/a 0 1902
1997 1258 626 6 17 7 n/a n/a 0 1914
1998 1230 556 9 20 7 n/a n/a 0 1822
1999 1189 530 17 29 4 n/a n/a 0 1769
2000 1224 572 17 62 7 n/a n/a 0 1882
2001 1258 639 22 95 6 n/a n/a 0 2020
2002 1040 653 26 122 9 n/a n/a 0 1850
2003 1040 653 26 122 9 n/a n/a 0 1850
2004 951 709 21 175 11 n/a n/a 0 1867
2005 893 772 14 169 14 n/a n/a 0 1862
2006 908 953 15 210 10 n/a n/a 0 2096
2007 834 951 9 234 6 n/a n/a 35 2069
2008 825 1059 15 209 7 n/a n/a 50 2165
2009 838 1188 20 260 11 n/a n/a 0 2317
2010 848 1143 16 294 10 n/a n/a 0 2311
2011 866 891 30 381 11 0 118 0 2297
2012 909 881 28 376 11 0 104 0 2309
2013 923 890 30 439 10 0 103 0 2395
2014 913 923 25 429 11 7 95 0 2403
2015 952 1059 35 483 14 8 99 0 2650
2016 911 1104 36 489 6 6 102 0 2654
2017 898 1094 36 507 15 4 94 0 2648
2018 889 1122 47 575 14 5 96 0 2748
2019 751 920 38 577 12 4 101 0 2403
2020 670 774 35 517 8 3 80 0 2087
2021 577 624 27 443 7 1 65 0 1744
2022 536 602 21 453 5 1 71 0 1689
2023 507 574 26 509 4 2 61 0 1683

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

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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 Garner High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1395 88.0 15.8 4.5
1989 1353 88.0 15.3 12.6
1990 1815 82.0 22.1 6.1
1991 1744 118.0 14.7 6.3
1992 1773 118.0 15.0 3
1993 1771 106.0 16.7 7.7
1994 1752 106.0 16.5 9.2
1995 1902 117.0 16.3 9
1996 1902 117.0 16.3 9
1997 1914 115.0 16.6 8.3
1998 1822 115.0 15.8 8.1
1999 1769 114.0 15.5 9.8
2000 1882 114.0 16.5 12.5
2001 2020 119.0 17.0 13.9
2002 1850 128.0 14.5 19.6
2003 1850 128.0 14.5 19.6
2004 1867 128.0 14.6 28.1
2005 1862 123.0 15.1 30.9
2006 2096 140.0 15.0 32.3
2007 2069 140.0 14.8 32.8
2008 2165 141.1 15.3 n/a
2009 2317 148.2 15.6 n/a
2010 2311 137.5 16.8 39.6
2011 2297 134.8 17.0 38.6
2012 2309 140.7 16.4 42.4
2013 2395 139.7 17.1 45.6
2014 2403 142.7 16.8 42.9
2015 2650 146.0 18.1 43.7
2016 2654 154.0 17.2 41.7
2017 2648 153.9 17.1 43.7
2018 2748 153.3 17.9 40.4
2019 2403 138.9 17.2 40.4
2020 2087 129.9 16.0 36.2
2021 1744 118.2 14.7 36.3
2022 1689 114.0 14.8 28.7
2023 1683 106.2 15.8 49.7

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 Garner High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1395 88.0 15.8 4.5
1989 1353 88.0 15.3 12.6
1990 1815 82.0 22.1 6.1
1991 1744 118.0 14.7 6.3
1992 1773 118.0 15.0 3
1993 1771 106.0 16.7 7.7
1994 1752 106.0 16.5 9.2
1995 1902 117.0 16.3 9
1996 1902 117.0 16.3 9
1997 1914 115.0 16.6 8.3
1998 1822 115.0 15.8 8.1
1999 1769 114.0 15.5 9.8
2000 1882 114.0 16.5 12.5
2001 2020 119.0 17.0 13.9
2002 1850 128.0 14.5 19.6
2003 1850 128.0 14.5 19.6
2004 1867 128.0 14.6 28.1
2005 1862 123.0 15.1 30.9
2006 2096 140.0 15.0 32.3
2007 2069 140.0 14.8 32.8
2008 2165 141.1 15.3 n/a
2009 2317 148.2 15.6 n/a
2010 2311 137.5 16.8 39.6
2011 2297 134.8 17.0 38.6
2012 2309 140.7 16.4 42.4
2013 2395 139.7 17.1 45.6
2014 2403 142.7 16.8 42.9
2015 2650 146.0 18.1 43.7
2016 2654 154.0 17.2 41.7
2017 2648 153.9 17.1 43.7
2018 2748 153.3 17.9 40.4
2019 2403 138.9 17.2 40.4
2020 2087 129.9 16.0 36.2
2021 1744 118.2 14.7 36.3
2022 1689 114.0 14.8 28.7
2023 1683 106.2 15.8 49.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Garner High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $510 (5.7%) $8,449 (94.3%) $8,960

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garner High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 368th of 514 High schoolsRanks 396th of 626 High schools
 8.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Garner High)35.344.8
 9.5%
   End of Course Biology (Wake County Schools)66.162
 4.1%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Garner High)5354.3
 1.3%
   End of Course English II (Wake County Schools)68.671.4
 2.8%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Garner High)23.219.3
 3.9%
   End of Course Math I (Wake County Schools)34.633
 1.6%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Garner High)37.462.7
 25.3%
   End of Course Math III (Wake County Schools)53.571.4
 17.9%
   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 Students24031683
 30%
African American920574
 37.6%
American Indian124
 66.7%
Asian3826
 31.6%
Hispanic577509
 11.8%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White751507
 32.5%
Two or More Races10161
 39.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.4%49.7%
 9.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Garner High

Garner High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Aversboro Elementary
Elementary : Creech Road Elementary
Elementary : Rand Road Elementary
Elementary : Timber Drive Elementary
Elementary : Vandora Springs Elementary
Middle : East Garner Middle
Middle : North Garner Middle

Students at Garner High are 34% African American, 30% Hispanic, 30% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Garner High ranks 396th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,683 students attended Garner High.


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