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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Hugh M. Cummings High School is a public school located in Burlington, NC. It has 941 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Hugh M. Cummings High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
1000
70 responses
Average ACT
19
35 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$40,061
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Graduation
    29%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Pep rallys
    18%
  • Sporting events
    15%
  • I love being excited for prom and everything else
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Anime & Manga Club (I created)
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
941
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.5%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,846/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 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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My experience at this school was fine. The administrators however, were very unprofessional. Other than that the teachers were great.
Hugh M. Cummings high school had a very strong and caring staff. Each employee at this school genuinely cares about their job, students, and the education and success level of the kids they teach.