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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  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-
Lee County High School is a public school located in Sanford, NC. It has 1,436 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.

Lee County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
164 responses
Average ACT
22
114 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
48%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Clubs
    28%
  • Homecoming, prom, basketball games
    28%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Spirit week
    8%
  • Band Competition
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,436
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,050
Teachers in First/Second Year
18%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,299/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Lee County High School Reviews

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Lee County High School is a good environment for students and staff. The staff is very well educated and stays up to date on recent changes in curriculum, the environment, government topics and more. Students have a wide variety of sports, activities, clubs, extra-curricular's, programs and electives they can choose from in order to receive a well-rounded education. From sports, like soccer and football, to clubs, like Show Choir and Red Cross, to honor societies, like National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, there are so many different areas of study and areas of education for students to explore. The school is well-maintained and kept safe by the SRO's on campus everyday. Thank you for doing your best to prepare students for their future!
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I am currently a senior at Lee County high school and the experience has been okay for me. I believe there is a lot of room for improvement at this school. In my opinion, a lot of the faculty asks very unprofessionally. It is very easy for students to skip class since students are not monitored very well. There is a huge problem with nicotine products on campus and fights. The arts are also very under appreciated and overshadows by sports. However, there are some positive aspects. There is a strong sense of unity within the school and they offer students the option to take college classes at the Central Carolina Community College campus across the street which is a great opportunity for many students.
I would rate Lee county High School as average, there are many reasons for this one of the main ones being the parent involvement in the 2 years I've been to this school the only reason my mom has ever had to go to the school is to sign of on my registration,while the school does have a open house it is generally in the middle of the school year and the day is seen as inconvenient from the feed back I've gotten back. One of the schools more better parts are the teachers most teachers go out of their way to help their students pass classes while still helping students learn.