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Lee County Schools is a public school district located in Sanford, NC. It has 10,196 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
106 Gordon St
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 774-6226

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
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Average SAT
235 responses
Average ACT
191 responses


Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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Teachers in First/Second Year


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Expenses Per Student
$8,540/ student
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Lee County Schools Reviews

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My experience in the public school system wasn't necessarily bad, but I can't say it helped prepared me for college as well as my family and I as hoped. As I have filled out countless scholarships to help pay for my college, I always seem to notice that on 90% of the scholarships it asks about the financial need.I felt like I was constantly trying to prove myself to why my education matters. This school system is nowhere near the worst, but I do wish the paid more attention to the working class's kids, instead of solely worrying about minorities, and those with less availability to resources. Although I believe they shouldn't definitely receive the support they need, I do believe that for some reason that students like myself who are the kids of the working class have for some reason been given the back seat in opportunities.
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I started in Tramway Elementary School. I felt like the teachers didn't care except for the guidance counselor, who I went to frequently due crying in class. I left that school for Broadway Elementary School. I met my best friend in third grade at this school. We are still best friends. The school was nice and felt comfortable. I then went to East Lee Middle School. My best friend moved but I made new friends. I loved middle school, other than health class and rude students. Now I go to Lee Senior High School and I have become interested in the theater because of my musical knowledge from middle school. Even though the school hasn't put me in any theater or art class I still am in the clubs for them. The school is nice but it depends on how you look at it and what classes you take. Overall I like it.
What I like about Lee County Highschool is that it gives us as students opportunities to learn and succeed. My experience at Lee County Highschool is that the teachers are nice and they go out of there way to help me as a student. The school provides me with many opportunities for electives that let me express my-self. I’m involved in Raiders which is a team through JROTC. JROTC at Lee County is a place where you feel at home. It’s a great place where I can learn how to present myself and, gain great leadership skills. I’m glad there is a program that allows me to make goals for myself and grow as a person. This is a class where everyone feels like family. I personally belive that JROTC program is the best thing I’ve experienced at Lee County Highscool. Lee County to me only really has had one flaw in the school this year. Problems mainly dealing with laptops were trouble this year they took them away and now you must go apply and borrow one from the library.