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    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Cumberland County Schools is a public school district located in Fayetteville, NC. It has 51,187 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
2465 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Telephone
(910) 678-2300

Cumberland County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
1,520 responses
Average ACT
23
1,321 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
51,187
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,895
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$451,760,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,535/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%

Cumberland County Schools Reviews

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I went to two city schools, neither were really "good" and a lot of it has to do with zoning. There was a time when EE Smith, Westover and 71st were the only bad schools and all others were good. To make these schools better they divided all of the bad neighborhoods and sent them to good schools. So now Terry Sanford zones in every major ghetto, cape fear and south view bus in #'s of gang neighborhoods from 25 mins away, Byrd has gone from #1 to bottom 2, pine Forest has more problems. Westover is only marginally less bad than it was and 71st has gotten worse! The only schools to benefit we're EE Smith and Jack Britt, and Smith is still too poor to become a powerhouse. Now every school is almost equally bad and underfunded.
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I became a Cumberland County alumn in 2014. Going into college I had feelings of preparedness, anxiety, as well as eagerness. High school helped to fully tailor me into the college student I was destined to be. The school system has successfully produced a curriculum that is geared toward helping students discover a career path that suits interest and not demand. Cumberland County Schools offers an array of activities for students to participate in while also ensuring academic excellence. By far this school system is tremendously rewarding and I would recommend attendance to all students in the area.
Cumberland County schools are the best! I graduated from Pine Forest high school in 2017. I had a wonderful experience there, and I loved my times at the middle and elementary school levels. Although there are some bad kids at all the Cumberland County schools, if you focus on your work, you will succeed easily.