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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cumberland County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Fayetteville, NC. It has 51,194 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% 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
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
1,732 responses
Average ACT
23
1,590 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
51,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,439
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$451,760,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,710/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Cumberland County Schools Reviews

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I have had a great experience at Cumberland County Schools! I have attended Pine Forest High from of my Sophomore up until my Senior year! Our principal is very determined to make everyone and everything matter in our school! He has worked to further security in our school to ensure that every student and staff member feels safe! He works with students if they have ideas to better our school. For example: He was willing to allow our Writers Guild Club to have a school newspaper. If we showed the dedication to continue our idea.
The staff is very flexible and several teachers will work with students! ( If the need arises) However, every staff member is serious about following our dress code and not being tardy for class! Pine Forest High School has been a great in helping me prepare for graduation.
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I genuinely love the school I am attending, as I am surrounded by people that are academically at my level and the teachers love their students. I look at the students I am surrounded by here and I see that all of them have a great future ahead of them. This school is very preppy and supports the sports and I love it! In terms of academics however, I feel that it is looked down upon and I personally look down upon it as well because work is really just to get a good grade, not really education that you'll carry with you for the rest of your life. Regardless though, we all do the required work and it is a win-win for the teachers and students. :) Overall, I love this school so much. It's amazing.
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.