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Burlington, NC
Students enrolled: 832

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2200 North Mebane Street
Burlington, NC 27217

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(336) 570-6100
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July 21, 2013
My school is Cummings High School. I have taught there for over ten years. I have my master's degree in teaching and National Board Certification. You will find treasure in the staff of this school!!!! Each and every teacher wants to be at this school and they are there to see that each student is successful!!! As many principals have come and gone, you will find that the teachers here have interviewed multiple times for their positions. You will not find a more qualified or caring staff anywhere in the state.

- submitted by a teacher

June 12, 2012
Cummings High School was the best place for my children. This school allows children to be children. This school supports each and every child that walks through the door no matter the socioeconomic status. My children were at Graham High and prejudice there was just to high. Teacher at Cummings are willing to work with parents. Administration seem concern when a parent and a teacher has a difference of opinion. They work to try and solve the problem. Many people talk about the gang and drug at Cummings School but have you went and seen the school for yourself. I am sure it is there but no more than the other area high schools. This year alone 36 seniors were able to obtain over 2 million dollars in scholarships. Yes, I believe Cummings is second to none. I would challenge those that don't believe to go and observe the school when school is in session and watch how caring goes on this school from staff, students and volunteers.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2011
Before you send your child to this school, ask yourself, "Do I want my kid to learn from teachers who barely got through school themselves?" Because that is who works here: 2nd rate teachers and administrators. This is where you work when no one else will hire you! If you don't believe me, check their references for yourself. I pulled my son out of this sorry excuse for a school after 5 weeks and home-schooled him. That was 4 years ago, and he's starting UNC next month!

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2011
Hi!, My name is Alejandro Escobar (Luis) and I was for three weeks in Cummings high School about 40 years ago. I visited Burlington in a students exchange in 1972 and was a very very nice experience. I want to contact with the family Westmoreland with that I lived. My brother was Jim Westmoreland. Their address was in the 336 Hale Street. I hope have news from them. Thank you for your space and your support.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
November 20, 2008
Cummings is a great school i am a student at cummings. We do not have a high gang population. the majorty of students at cummings are really good kids. its just that people put them down so they feel that there is no hope for them. Instead of talking down and adding alot of negativity to our school, how about acknowledging the good things that we have and are trying to accomplish. cummings has been around for a very long time and has changed over the years.Cummings has a strong history in the county it was one of the first intergraded schools in Alamance Co. I plan on keeping Cummings apart of our history! 'c/o 2010' second to none

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2006
Cummings does get a bad rap, which is unfortunate. I think the upcoming year will be the turning point for the school. A new administration is coming aboard, dedicated teachers are staying with new ones replacing the not-as-dedicated teachers, and more support from the district office make Cummings look quite hopeful. My ratings reflect the current situation at Cummings, not what I hope for next year... if that were the case, it would be all fives!

- submitted by a teacher

October 05, 2004
I go to Cummings now and on the outside it may seem like a violent, bad school but 95% of the students here are not like that. We have great teachers and we learn what we need to learn in order to graduate. I have a 4.0 gpa and I am drug free and so are all of my friends. So don't listen to heresay about Cummings because every school has a few problems they just cover them up. However, as soon as something happens in Cummings it is on the front page of the newspaper. I don't appreciate anyone talking bad about my school because they don't know what they're talking about!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 09, 2003
I am a graduate from Cummings and am sad to say it isn't what it used to be. Gang violence and drug use is high and students aren't learning the things they need to learn. My sister goes there now and I fear almost everyday for her safety.

- submitted by a community member

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Hugh M Cummings High
2200 North Mebane Street, Burlington, NC  27217
(336) 570-6100
Last modified Hugh M Cummings High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hugh M Cummings High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top