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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Purnell Swett High School is a public school located in Pembroke, NC. It has 1,707 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
11344 Deep Branch Road
Pembroke, NC 28372
Telephone
(910) 521-3253
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Purnell Swett High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1060
76 responses
Average ACT
21
80 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$27,415
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,100
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
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Last days
    27%
  • Basketball Games]
    16%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • School Plays
    11%
  • Baseball Games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,707
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,644
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,009/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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This will be my last year attending Purnell Swett High School. I am currently involved in NASA & ASIS, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Band, Chours, National Tech Honor Society, FBLA, National Art Honor Society, and many other clubs. My past years have been pretty good at Purnell. I wish we had more programs for different minority’s that attended school. Mostly Native Americans attend Purnell but there is a mixture or African American, Litino, Mexican, White, and etc. Overall I think Purnell is a decent school.
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Purnell swett high is a very small high school with up too 1,799 students. It may be small and ordinary but it shaped me into who I am today. In four years my high school taught me that I was kind, smart, and important. The school defiantly gives a family feel with the size. The teachers and peers look after one another. Duringhurricane Matthew the victims of the vicious storm resided in my highschool my senior year. Students brought out canned goods and other necessities. It was heart warming to see everyone come together. I wouldn’t of wanted to enroll anywhere else.
It was overall a great school and has really prepared me for work and for life! The teachers were very helpful and the math teachers did a wonderful job on teaching there subject with passion.