PROFICIENCY 70% 60% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
47%Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
44%North Carolina

William Amos Hough High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools" in Cornelius, NC. There are a total of 2,453 students and 120 teachers at William Amos Hough High, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 337 free lunch students and 56 reduced lunch students.

William Amos Hough High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 70.0%, which is 60% higher than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch337
Reduced lunch56


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment824
Taking some courses654
Taking some courses (not tests)164
Passing some courses414
Passing no courses230

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At William Amos Hough High, there are a total of 824 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 654 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School64%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School76%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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William Amos Hough High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 78.1% 30.8% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 11.2% 41.1% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 5.5% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 6.3% 19.4% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.5% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.9% 2.5% 3.7% 3.1%

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Cornelius demographics profile

StatisticCorneliusNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,03418191
Median age43.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%57%55%
Speak English86%89%79%
Speak Spanish8%7%13%

Education level achieved in Cornelius

IndexCorneliusNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade92.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school91.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college70.5%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.6%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.1%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The William Amos Hough High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.