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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is a top rated, public school located in Durham, NC. It has 680 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1.
About North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics...
Address
1219 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone
(919) 416-2600
Website

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1440
133 responses
Average ACT
33
63 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$54,284
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Prom, Alumni Basketball game
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • 4th West Mixer
    17%
  • So many to choose from
    17%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
680
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Reviews

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North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, or NCSSM as is called by alumni and students who currently attend, is an excellent boarding school in terms of the opportunity it presents young residents of North Carolina who truly want to challenge themselves and want an experience outside of what they know. Although it is a STEM school, it has an amazing Humanities/Arts department as well, that paired with the amazing faculty and staff is truly a knockout! They have amazing resources and tools that students can use for college prep and general hobby exploration, there are 100+ clubs on the campus, and their counseling department/clinic is always made readily available; its amazing that there's no payment to be made on the students part as well.
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NCSSM is the most amazing school! The classes can be tough, but they are really interesting, and the professors really care about their students. There are so many opportunities to be involved in and out of class through athletics, clubs, research internships, academic competitions, community service, and more. The school really pushes students to be our best and develop ourselves as leaders. I love living on the residential campus, and Durham is a fun town to be a part of.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has wonderful opportunities for junior and senior high school students, whether via residential or online courses. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and feel like it has provided me opportunities I wouldn't otherwise have and help me feel more prepared for college!