71st High School

169 reviews
  1. Cumberland County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
6764 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Telephone
(910) 867-3116

71st High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
970
47 responses
Average ACT
21
21 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
AP Enrollment
9%
AP Exam Pass Rate
7%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    4%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    12%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    77%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    8%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
  • Prom, and Spirit Week were good events.
    50%
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Athletic events
    12%
  • Performing with the marching band
    6%
  • Competitions for after school clubs
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,586
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,912
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,536/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

Reviews

169 reviews
  • Excellent
    22
  • Very Good
    42
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    11
Over the last four years at Seventy-First High School I have remained content with what it has offered with only a few complaints, some of them being the safety, culture and parent involvement. I am not someone who worries about safety often, but I know there are students who do not feel safe or welcome walking the halls or in class. I blame this on the culture that has been adopted by some faculty, staff and students. For a long time, Seventy-First has held a negative reputation, so people think lowly not only of the school but also of the students attending. Because new students come in with such a bad image of the school coming in, their behavior reflects what society thinks of them. This behavior usually goes unchecked because their parents don't involve themselves in the their child's school life. Being a member of the school's PTSA, I have attended what I see as too many meetings where the parents that attend because they're apart of the board.
  • Senior
  • 3 months ago
After graduating high school I went straight to attending college at North Carolina State University. Before graduating from Seventy-First High School, I had taken many AP courses (AP American History, AP European History, AP Calculus, and AP Literature). I feel that these courses did a good job of preparing me for the college courses I would eventually take at NC State University. One important aspect of college courses that taking AP classes prepared me for was the level of responsibility the professor expected from his/her students. Course readings were assigned after every class and were tested on the following day to make sure the assigned pages were read. For many of my courses at NC State, reading pages from the textbook before lectures is not mandatory; however, it is essential to do so in order the fully comprehend the professors' lecturers. The assigned reading got me into the habit of reading relevant chapters from the course textbook before classes and this allowed me to excel in my college career thus far. Another important aspect AP courses prepared me for is time management during exams. All of the tests I took for my AP courses covered a wide range of material. They were usually arranged in a way such that no more than 5 minutes could be spent on each question for the time given. This format is very similar the college-level exams I have taken since attending NC State. Throughout my years of taking AP course exams, I became more comfortable with this format of exams and developed time management techniques in order to optimize my exam grade. For example, I always begin answering a difficult question by eliminating obviously incorrect answers and tackling the more difficult questions of the exam first. These time management tricks helped me do well on my AP course exams as well as the exams I would eventually take throughout college.
  • Niche User
  • May 10 2015
It's not a perfect system. The clubs do not announce themselves until it is too late. In order to join one you would have to listen closely for an unexpected announcement which you cannot even hear because of loud peers in the classroom. The more prestigious clubs/societys like student goveernment association, national honor society, spanish honor society, and chinese honor society are the main ones that are actually serius about thier membership and try. Ither clubs have no structure, no leader, and contain students who only stayed after so they can say that they were a part of it for colleges.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago