Lee County High School

180 reviews
  1. Lee County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    D+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
1708 Nash St
Sanford, NC 27330
Telephone
(919) 776-7541
Website
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Lee County 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
88%
Average SAT
1060
85 responses
Average ACT
22
47 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
AP Enrollment
17%
AP Exam Pass Rate
53%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    14%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    71%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
43%
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 39 responses
  • Homecoming, prom, basketball games
    36%
  • Clubs
    31%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Spirit week
    8%
  • Band Competition
    5%
  • Pickup Ultimate Frisbee
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,444
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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
$8,641/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses

Reviews

180 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    68
  • Average
    88
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    3
The cafeteria food is generally all very bland and does not look appetizing whatsoever. Most students buy the brand-name snack and drinks when offered, such as Sunchips and Gatorade. Our school's culinary teacher used to run a cafe here. Students could purchase fresh doughnuts for $1 in the morning, lemonade or tea throughout the school day, or pre-order chicken tenders, salads, or a number of other meals for lunch. These foods were all freshly cooked and taste was satisfactory. This year however, our principle decided to shut down the culinary cafe, in fear that it was "competition against the cafeteria." Students were outraged! Many often choose to bring their own lunch, buy store-bought chips and cookies from the cafeteria, or just not eat lunch at all. Honestly, I would choose not eating over our cafeteria's "steak sandwich," which looks more like burnt pieces of meatloaf on soggy buns.
  • High School Senior
  • Jan 9 2015
Our high school has a large scale of clubs offered. We have everything from theatre and band to Fellowship of Christian Athletes to Skills USA, to even SAGA. I am involved in various organizations, including the National Art Honors Society, National Honors Society, varsity womens soccer, International Thespian Society, DECA, and senior committee. The only thing I would change is how biased our school is when it comes to sports. They favor certain sports over others, no matter the quality of the team that year. Lee County always has spent a majority of athletic funding on football and baseball. Even last year, when our men's soccer team was undefeated, they still declined to buy them new jerseys or waterbottles- they have been using the same ones for over six years now. The athletic bias could be eliminated for the better, but the organization and club variety is awesome!
  • High School Senior
  • Jan 9 2015
There are lots of extracurricular opportunities! I absolutely love attending the club meetings, even though some students at my school don't care to; for instance, one person likes to claim they are in chess club, per say, though they never show up any meetings. The clubs at this school are honestly the BEST way to make new friends!
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago