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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Hugh M. Cummings High School is a public school located in Burlington, NC. It has 957 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
2200 N Mebane Street
Burlington, NC 27217
Telephone
(336) 570-6100

Hugh M. Cummings High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1000
44 responses
Average ACT
20
20 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,862
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    31%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Pep rallys
    20%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • I love being excited for prom and everything else
    4%
  • Anime & Manga Club (I created)
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
957
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,415
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,291/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Hugh M. Cummings High School Reviews

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I loved Hugh M. Cummings High School. I started there in 2013, which was my freshman year. I graduated in 2017 as Valedictorian. The teachers and staff were always nice. The staff was committed to their work and made sure every student had what they needed to succeed. I would like to see more options in the cafeteria, but other than that I cannot think of one thing to change!
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The teachers in my school are willing to help struggling students outside of class in "Learning Centers." This is very helpful and motivating to see that they care so much. Some of my teachers do go above and beyond, especially my art teacher since the school does not provide funding for her art supplies and also her art club. She purchases everything out of her own money. My math teacher makes his class interesting by using real world application projects, group work and sometimes treasure hunts! (with math problems of course). Teachers incorporate technology with online projects on Google Classrooms which is very common now in school. We might play a review game on Kahoot or Jeapardy. These methods make the class fun while learning.
At Cummings High School, the staff have created such a safe learning environment. Students are put first and we enjoy wanting to come to school everyday. This year, we’ve received the highest growth that we have ever had. This is a result of our hard work and dedication. Not just academically, but socially as well. We have a strong student body and our clubs and organizations are always helping out the school, and our communities to make everything great.