#279 High School in NC and #19 in Guilford County

Lucy Ragsdale High School

1000 Lucy Ragsdale Drive, Jamestown, NC 27282

How Good is Lucy Ragsdale High School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
C+ Learning Enviroment
B- School Safety
B- Overall Grade

Lucy Ragsdale High School is located in Jamestown, North Carolina. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1507 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in North Carolina it is average and has received and a grade of B- from The School Review. Of high schools in the Guilford County it is ranked 19. Statewide, Lucy Ragsdale High School is ranked 279 for high schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Standardized test performance and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a high school. Lucy Ragsdale High School performs average compared to other North Carolina high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B-
Test Performance Fair
AP/IB Participation Very Good
SAT/ACT Participation Good

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing many factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Lucy Ragsdale High School performs slightly below average when compared to other high schools in North Carolina and earned the grade of C+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NC Avg. 17
Uncertified Teachers
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NC Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade C+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety score. For safety, Lucy Ragsdale High School performs average when compared to other high schools in North Carolina and earned the grade of B- for this measure.

Safety Grade B-
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Good


An overview of the student body of Lucy Ragsdale High School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 44%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 49%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,507
Minority Students 990
Diversity Index 59
Students with Disablities 155
Economically Disadvantaged 50%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students 31%


High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are high schools near Lucy Ragsdale High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Jamestown, North Carolina schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 C Joyner Greene Education Center N/A N/A A- A
2 GTCC Middle College High School A A- A+ N/A
3 Haynes Inman Education Center N/A N/A B- N/A
4 College Prep and Leadership Academy C- C- D N/A
5 T Wingate Andrews High School C- C- B- C

Lucy Ragsdale High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Lucy Ragsdale High School? 1507
  • How good of a school is Lucy Ragsdale High School? The school received an overall grade of B-, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Lucy Ragsdale High School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Lucy Ragsdale High School? The school's number is (336) 454-7400. You can visit their website at http://ragsdale.gcsnc.com/pages/Ragsdale_High.
  • Where is Lucy Ragsdale High School? 1000 Lucy Ragsdale Drive, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
C Joyner Greene Education Center
604 East Main Street Jamestown, NC 27282
GTCC Middle College High School
601 East Main Street Jamestown, NC 27282
Haynes Inman Education Center
200 Haynes Road Jamestown, NC 27282
College Prep and Leadership Academy
5700 Riverdale Drive Jamestown, NC 27282
T Wingate Andrews High School
1920 Mcguinn Drive High Point, NC 27265