Lee County High School in Sanford, NC - Niche

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Lee County High School is a public school in Sanford, North Carolina. It has 1,444 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 35% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 177 reviews written and they have been mixed.

1708 Nash St
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 776-7541

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3.4 from 177 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are amazing for the most part. Some really show the affection and passion to help students succeed not only in the classroom but in life. They provide you with a number of real life examples that you can relate too. The teachers go in depth on their explanations to make the learning process easier than it would have been.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: If you are bleeding, they have bandages. If you hurt they might give you a pill. If you throw up, you go home.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The Arts although being under funded in comparison to the athletic department is small but really talented and dedicated. The teachers really care for you and want to see you succeed in your art path.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I believe this is an average school and there really isn't much to it that makes it special. If you take the time to get to know your teachers you can see a vested interest in your education.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: In most high schools you have the college prep classes and the honor and AP classes. I think that at this school the quality of teacher goes up as you do. Teachers at the Honors and AP level know you care about your education and they do too.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Lee Early College Public
Bragg Street Academy Public, Alternative
2.00 J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School Public
2.00 East Lee Middle School Public
2.33 Southern Lee High School Public
2.00 Sanlee Middle School Public
Montessori School of Sanford Private, Montessori
2.00 Benjamin T. Bullock Elementary School Public
1.66 Lee Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 J.R. Ingram Jr. Elementary School Public
2.00 West Lee Middle School Public
Calvary Education Center Private, Religious
2.33 Tramway Elementary School Public
2.33 Grace Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 Greenwood Elementary School Public
1.66 Broadway Elementary School Public
1.66 Benhaven Elementary School Public
2.00 Deep River Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Southern Lee High School 3 mi. 1,140
1.66 Western Harnett High School 13 mi. 1,403
3.33 Union Pines High School 15 mi. 1,272
1.66 Overhills High School 18 mi. 1,729
3.00 Northwood High School 20 mi. 1,162

Around Lee County High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Lee County High School United States Northwood High School Overhills High School Southern Lee High School Union Pines High School Western Harnett High School
White 47.0% 51.0% 66.0% 42.0% 45.0% 78.0% 55.0%
Hispanic 26.0% 25.0% 11.0% 14.0% 26.0% 6.0% 15.0%
African American 21.0% 15.0% 16.0% 33.0% 23.0% 10.0% 21.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 6.0% 2.0% 2.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.0%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 25.5%
Grade 12 18.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 48% Yes
  • 38% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 28% Many options and opportunities to be involved
  • 24% Sports
  • 20% Art/Music program
  • 13% Guidance counselors
  • 9% Excellent Calculus Teachers
  • 4% College Advisor
  • 2% None

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% The students who don't even try
  • 28% Bad influences/abusers of freedom to do wrong
  • 22% Policies

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 43% Nothing really
  • 19% Mediocracy
  • 19% Offers lots of help/opportunities to students.
  • 10% Excellent Music Program
  • 5% Great art program
  • 5% Great JROTC program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Committed to help students in many ways.
  • 35% Below average
  • 5% Eclectic
  • 5% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Get involved early on
  • 42% Find peers and help of staff to go on right path
  • 11% Learn how to study

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 4% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.