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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Pinecrest High School is an above average, public school located in Southern Pines, NC. It has 2,221 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
250 Voit Gilmore Lane
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Telephone
(910) 692-6554
Website

Pinecrest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1170
239 responses
Average ACT
26
132 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,511
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,500
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • The sports
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • The dances
    12%
  • Plays/musicals
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • DECA events need to be supported and promoted.
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,221
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,159
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,786/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Pinecrest High School Reviews

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Attending Pinecrest was surely an experience that my classmates and I will remember. Yes, things could have been better in a hundred ways, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. All of my teachers made an effort to be a part of their students' lives, they actually cared. Not only that, but they continuously challenged us. They would teacher more than the curriculum asked for so we were way above prepared for any test. The student body was pretty amazing as well. There are no cliques, no stereotypes. This was a friendly environment that encourages participation everywhere. I know countless people who were in sports, music, and multiple clubs. The academic rigor is stimulating enough, but it also allows for extracurriculars. The school spirit was spectacular ad well! Games for sports at home and away always had the bleachers full of supporting students and parents. I thoroughly enjoyed being taught here, especially since everyone is crazy friendly.
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The arts programs have been phenominal, especially theater! The campus can be a little drab or intimidating if you aren't accustomed to it, but we do have a large courtyard and almost everyone has to cross through the outdoors between classes which is refreshing. The quality of the classes one takes really widely varries based on the teacher. A friend of mine has taken honors engilsh classes all four years and has yet to write a single essay. Parts of the school work very well. Parts of the school do not.
I’ve been attending Pinecrest High School for almost two years and i enjoy everything! There’s four 90-minute classes and everyone gets a 25 minute lunch during the 3rd class of the day. The teachers do their best to help you understand and are willing to negotiate extra credit. The kids can be pretty rambunctious but they’re great people. All of our sports teams are doing well and we recently were awarded $50,000 for having the best high school football coach! It’s a great day to be a patriot.