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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
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lee County Schools is a public school district located in Sanford, NC. It has 10,061 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Lee County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1100
294 responses
Average ACT
23
261 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,061
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,050
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,299/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$46,067
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,800
National
$184,700

Lee County Schools Reviews

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In Lee County, Sports funding is more important than Academic funding. However; I have learned a lot from growing up in Lee County schools. It is a great school district for learning!
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Lee county is a small county that has about eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. Some schools are more strict than others, especially elementary schools. There is only one good middle school in Lee county and that is San lee Middle School. The high schools have different programs which isn't fair to the students who live in different districts.
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.