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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
1160
221 responses
Average ACT
26
121 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,235
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,700
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
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • The sports
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • The dances
    12%
  • Plays/musicals
    11%
  • DECA events need to be supported and promoted.
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    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%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,159
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,786/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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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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Pinecrest High School offers a variety of classes for all academic levels. They offer classes for students who plan on attending a 4 year university and there are technical classes for students that plan on getting out of high school and entering the workforce. Pinecrest High School offers a long list of clubs and activities for students to join. There are many sports teams for both boys and girls. The majority of the teachers at Pinecrest really care about their students and take pride in helping them with their future plans. Many parents get involved at Pinecrest by volunteering through the PTA, band, ROTC and the PAC - Pinecrest Athletic Club.
Pinecrest high school gives its students every opportunity to succeed, with teachers who do care about their students. However the administration which runs the school is flawed. They have been unable to keep a principle for the school for more then two years. Other issues within Pinecrest stem from its community more then the school itself. Pinecrest has a large amount of students who are financially fortunate as well as those who like me are less stable in that area. Due to this fact I felt in my time at Pinecrest that the students who had a higher financial status were made the focus of the school leaving those who were not as fortunate on their own.