130 reviews
  1. Lee County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Telephone
(919) 888-4502

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
25
17 responses
AP Enrollment
Data not available

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
  • Activity day
    34%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Talent show
    24%
  • Fall festival
    14%
  • Red Ribbon Week
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
288
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.8%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$8,641/ year
National
$11,890
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

Lee Early College Reviews

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I liked that you can finish your high school in a matter of a couple semesters. Also, how you can take all your core classes needed for graduation in 2 years or less. While in a regular high school you need to wait most of the time until your 4 years in order to complete all your core classes. It's a very diverse school because there are many types of people going there such as people of different race and ethnicity. One thing I would like to change is the administration. I feel like the the principal and the people administrating the school could do a better job in order for students to stay on track of their work. Also so the school can run smoothly without problems. I encountered a number of problems while attending here such as not getting the schedule of classes or classes I needed to graduate.
The academics in this school is really good because they teacher really don't leave a student behind. The classes are smaller than regular high schools, so you are able to get individual attention when needed. They make students responsible since freshman year with college academics not just high school academics. The only thing this school lacks in is its' location because the school is fairly small. They could also include more extracurricular activities.
Lee early college was an absolutely wonderful experience and I would not trade my highschool experience for the world. The instill in you early on that you are going to be a college student and the teachers have a huge respect for the students. The only downsides would be the fact that there is not a sports team and the teachers do not tend to stay long (usually about 3 years) before they find other positions.