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Cape Fear High

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Posted February 28, 2014

We are a military family. We moved into the Cape Fear district based on the great experiences a fellow military family had. We are thrilled with our decision. My oldest has already graduated after 4 years as a Varsity athlete. She was very well prepared to attend THE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My youngest is a current student who plays two Varsity sports and is also very challenged academically. Cape Fear is a family! Our leadership is outstanding. Our faculty and staff are outstanding. The parent who rates the athletics so poorly knows not of what he speaks! I know of multiple players in every sport who have gone on to play at the next level just in the time that we have been part of this school family. The NJROTC program is top notch as is the band program. The opportunity to be involved in the athletic booster club, PTA, SIT and other areas are very available and parent input is welcome. If you want your children to be in a caring, challenging and all around great environment with teachers, coaches and administration that are fantastic....Cape Fear is the place for you! #coltprideneverstops
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

Cape Fear is a good school. I enjoy going to school here and feel very safe. Staff and Administration are always in the halls. The extra cirricular activites are the best! Cape Fear students participating in sports and other activities have such a great additude! The band and color guard here is amazing! The only downside I see is the bathrooms lack supplies and it smells like smoke. I think the school needs to be updated a little. We have smart boards and such but the outside of the school looks old. Overall, I would recommend the school if you are moving. Best schools in my opinion are: Cape Fear, Jack Britt, and Pine Forest. Buses are packed because of budget cuts but classrooms remain fair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2011

As a student of Cape Fear High School I will say the school is okay, but in my opinion, student behavior has dropped over several years. Students are not taking school serious in any way. But I cant blame the school for the intent of their hearts and minds. Overall, the teachers and staff are above average and most will put forth their best effort to make learning easy and simple, unlike others. The schools best feature is their extracurricular activities. They have a great band program as well an exceptional JOROTC (and related programs). If there was anything to be improved at the school, it would have to be the student behavior. Overall, I do get a good amount of enjoyment from the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2011

Mr Jernigan has joined the staff of Miller-Motte College. We have many students requesting him because of his style of teaching. One student said,"Mr.Jernigan was a great principal and an even better teacher, he teaches me in a way I can be successful!"


Posted March 30, 2010

Cape Fear is an awesome school. The administration is determined to see the students succeed. The science department is outstanding; they prepare students who are interested in science related professions and it gives students enough experience to know whether or not they want to pursue certain professions. The staff is willing to work w/ each and every student as long as they take initiative. If the students aren't successful it is not because the resources wasn't available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

Cape Fear is an alright school. Some teachers take the time out to help and some dont. i feel that alot of the teaching is rushed and the school doesn't inform you enough about important things such as taking the Sat and what your gpa is or should be in order to prepare you for college. The principal has very little involvment (you barely see him or know anything about him) but the extracurricular activities are pretty nice and the safety and discipline is good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

As a recent alum, I have to say that the school does offer a great deal of opportunity to children of such a small community. However, teacher quality and principal leadership should be of concern to parents. The bar should be rasied significantly in these areas. When that is accomplished, the rate of high GPA's and student moral will soar. Cape Fear is known for its passionate school spirit, but where is our passion for these students' futures. There is, after all, a long life after highschool that so many are leaving CF unprepared for.


Posted October 30, 2008

I am very pleased with Cape Fear H.S. I have already graduated one and have one left as a Senior. I think the leadership shows genuine concern. Mr Jernigan is a great principle because he has zero tolerance for disruptive, inappropriate conduct and behavior. The extracurricular activities are great. I see more diversity at the top in student organizations, and that's a plus. How about those Marching Band Colts. The pride of Cape Fear.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

The classes are awesome, the clubs give the students great development skills (especially the CFMarching Colts!), and it's been standing since 1969.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

i give this school a 5 in rating i like this school they have wonderful teachers and i actually go to cape fear high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2008

Cape Fear is one of the best high schools in Cumberland County. They have great teachers who truly care about their students. CFHS state test scores are continually exceeding standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

Cape Fear High School is a great school. There are nice and intellegent teachers and studentd. not much violence plus its in the country. Dynasty Autry
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2008

Out of six high schools, this one had the best teachers, amazing extracurriculars and nicest staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

Cape Fear High School is an extremely below standard school! I am a student at Cape Fear ,and I am a good honors student. I have been enrolled in many schools, and I would have to say that Cape Fear is by far the most unsatisfactory. Cape Fear has a very limted curricullum. There are a couple of good teachers but the principal does not and will not pay attention.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

My name is George Womack and I'm a former student of Cape Fear. Its a great school and it really made me who I am. The staff was a great team and were all for the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2005

As a former student and parent, i feel that Cape Fear is a great school academically. I can say that Mrs. Larell Higginbotham is the greatest math teacher their ever was and she is a wonderful asset to Cape Fear. However, I feel that as far as racism and race relations go, Cape Fear has improved, but still has a little ways to go before being acceptable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2004

Cape Fear is an 'okay' school. I have to say that most of their staff are wonderful. I do not agree with making the students take Cornell notes! They make no sense and it is more trouble than it's worth. My child is failing world history because of the cornell notes. All in all the school nedds a better world history department. Thank you so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

I think that Cape Fear is a wonderful school for any student to go to. The only problem is that the school is in the country. But other than that it is a very wonderful school. The principal, Jeff Jernigan, is a wonderful person and the assistant principals are respectable people too. The teachers really take time out to help the students out. They have many extra-curricular activities that we enjoy. Their varsity softball team is extravagant. Their NJROTC program is one of the best in the nation. Their last company commander got $597,732 in scholarship money. Plus he got accepted into West Point Academy. The parent and alumni involvement is great. The students are terrific and the safest level of the kids are very high. All in all Cape Fear is a wonderful school and I'm honored to go there.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

413 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

396 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

235 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

338 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students31%
Female32%
Male29%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial37%
American Indian10%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Academically gifted79%

Biology

All Students49%
Female48%
Male49%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial69%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted84%

English II

All Students58%
Female63%
Male52%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial60%
American Indian73%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 52%
Black 27% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 4% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Lee Spruill
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 483-1679

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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