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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Sanderson High School is an above average, public school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 2,050 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Sanderson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1190
286 responses
Average ACT
26
153 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Holly Days
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Food Drive
    12%
  • Hoecoming
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,050
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,525
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 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
$11,149/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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SandersonHS boost on being diverse and proactive in exclusivity, which is a false statement. The classes are segregated due to the fact that counselors encourage white students to take honor classes and discourage kids of color into not taking honors courses. My son transferred to this school and was to be enrolled in honors English 3, the enrollment advisor strongly advised me to put him in regular English class which I rejected. She then had me sign a contract of sorts to state I am the one requesting this. My children started at SandersonHS and was gobsmacked over the poor level of academia and structure that was going on in these classes. I switched them to honors immediately, they are setting kids of color up for failure! Once the were switched their classes went from 90% POC to 100% white. They said they promoted positive team sports varsity b-ball coach Brian not only was abusive physically/mentally to the POC BUT HAS A TEMPER tHAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. He got techs called.
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Overall entirely, my experience at Sanderson High School was amazing! I met wonderful friends and teachers who I now have lifelong relationships with! This school has taught me a lot of things positive and negative. I will forever be greatful to have had such an unforgettable experience at Sanderson High School. I would love to see students come together and not be so afraid to talk to one another and have friendship. No more one sides cliques and groups! Everyone together just having fun is what I’d like to come back and see.
Unfortunately, Sanderson High School is a very poor community. Several classes, events, clubs, and organizations follow very disorganized patterns. Information is never clearly given to students. Counselors are often inaccessible due to the large number of students that each counselor is responsible for. Students often do not receive proper support or assistance, especially students that are minorities. AP/honors classes, as well as college/career programs, are clearly directed at white students. There are frequent racial disparities in AP/honors classes and academic classes. If a student is having apparent issues with education or behavior, they are often routinely punished or ignored, without assistance or intervention. There are several teachers that try to connect and educate their students efficiently each and every day; however, this is not the majority. Sanderson could use improvement in many areas, especially in the support, encouragement, and empowerment of ALL students.