C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
71st High School is a public school located in Fayetteville, NC. It has 1,556 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
6764 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Telephone
(910) 867-3116

71st High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
980
106 responses
Average ACT
21
76 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,882
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Prom, and Spirit Week were good events.
    39%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Athletic events
    12%
  • Performing with the marching band
    6%
  • Dance Recital
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,556
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,895
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,535/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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The best thing about 71st High School is its sports program. Known for excelling in this area, young aspiring football/basketball players are likely to get the most out of their HS experience & are more than likely to get recruited. However, there are changes I'd like to see. I would like for advanced classes to be physically available to students, most AP students having to take teleconferencing/online classes to obtain a competitive GPA, this not being the ideal way to get ahead for students. Teachers should be properly prepared for the course they're teaching, there being multiple instances within my years where current teachers were forced to teach a subject they weren't properly prepared for. Teachers were simply hired to fill in a spot that needed to be filled, qualified or not. The school needs to work its way into becoming an academic threat, not merely an athletic one. That being said, I am still a proud falcon. I take pride in this school no matter what.
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Honestly 71st has been a great high school to go to. My past four years at 71 have been great it has been fun and a great learning experience. 71st has a great teachers, sports, and clubs. My experience has been great I learned a lot, meet a lot of different people, and got to travel a lot. The highlight of my senior year was my band days, because when you join band you don’t just learn music you meet new people and gets to travel. 71st they have wonderful programs for kids to expand and do stuff after school. The school is always active after school hours with kids in clubs and sports. The teachers made it better for me because they aren’t there because they have to be they are there because they want to teach us and help us grow. When you need help all you have to do is ask and if they can’t help you in class they will schedule tutoring time with you after school. They honestly care they want to be there to help us and that’s what made my 4 years even better.
The school has questionable ethics. The principle punishes teachers & students unfairly many of times but when something serious, such as a bomb threat, occurs he doesn't take the proper measures. Many of the teachers lack care & some are too buddy-buddy with their students. A lot of the students who have came from there have been involved in violent crimes but many have prospered. On the bright side, there are a multitude of clubs & orgs to become involved with at this school. 71st is known for football, band, and cheer team. You have to make the best out of this school and learn your way through it. It is a school of arts but it also has many business type classes. I graduated from here and I came out fine. I came out at the top percentile of my class, received academic scholarships, and am currently enrolled in college and have honors. The school doesn't have the best reputation but that is because much of the students and faculty make it that way. It is only as bad as you make it.