172 reviews
  1. Cumberland County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
6764 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Telephone
(910) 867-3116

71st High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
970
49 responses
Average ACT
21
24 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
  • Prom, and Spirit Week were good events.
    50%
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Athletic events
    12%
  • Performing with the marching band
    6%
  • Competitions for after school clubs
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,635
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,912
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,536/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

71st High School Reviews

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Over the last four years at Seventy-First High School I have remained content with what it has offered with only a few complaints, some of them being the safety, culture and parent involvement. I am not someone who worries about safety often, but I know there are students who do not feel safe or welcome walking the halls or in class. I blame this on the culture that has been adopted by some faculty, staff and students. For a long time, Seventy-First has held a negative reputation, so people think lowly not only of the school but also of the students attending. Because new students come in with such a bad image of the school coming in, their behavior reflects what society thinks of them. This behavior usually goes unchecked because their parents don't involve themselves in the their child's school life. Being a member of the school's PTSA, I have attended what I see as too many meetings where the parents that attend because they're apart of the board.
The instructors at the university I attend are very diverse. Each instructor have different experiences and skills. Some have traveled to different countries and studied abroad. With that in mind, each instructor has their own way of approaching the material that we, the students, need to learn. Some instructors give more grades than others but that just makes you work harder which ever way the grading is conducted. I feel that if you introduce yourself to the instructors one on one and tell them about yourself, they are more willing to work with you.
The things that i like about 71st high school is the education there the teachers actually teach you and help you if you are struggling . I just transfered to this school from a different county and i can tell a difference from our school system to theirs. This school is more engaged in learning and helping others. The thing that i would change about this school is to improve the lunch and also improve the safety. I would say that the reason why they shoud improve the lunch is because not alot of students are going to eat something that isnt good and actually the school would save money with improved lunch because most of all the food that is being served is mainly thrown away because it wasn't good if we had better lunches then the problem would improve. The reason why the safety should be improved is because i wanna feel like im in a safe learning environment not in a un-safe environment