Students enrolled 1914
School leader Ms Denise Garison
Transportation options Yes
District Cumberland County Schools

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7403 Rockfish Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306

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(910) 429-2800
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3 stars
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November 20, 2014
Bad school they care more about the dress code than learning They will put you in ISS for a headband... Some teachers are not good either. Administrators terrible. Don't come here. BEWARE

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2014
Our family choose this school based on the ratings and unfortunately we have been let down. They have some great talent and academically active students but not enough positive mentors. The administrative dispite having several complaints on the same teachers and coaches that have repeatedly broken school violations have contined to be allowed to keep their postions. Their poor judgment proved that the behavior of those in charge directly and negatively impacts our young adolescents. They have complete disregard to the moral exemplar test that the teachers, coaches, and administration are suppose to be held to a higher standard.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2013
Jack Britt is rated 8 on Great Schools list but it only has a 12% college readiness rating which I feel is very sad indeed. Algebra and English are not even rated. There are a few teachers that DO NOT seem to perform too well but still have jobs. The Principal needs to be replaced. The CHEATING needs to be stopped. CHEATING is rampant throughout the school. Even some in the top 10% of the students of the senior class are CHEATERS. I am all for teachers getting a better pay check, but the system really should drop the bad apples.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2013
Jack Britt is the cream of the crop! The teachers, staff, and administration are very professional and knowledgeable with their field of study. There is absolutely no reason why any student should feel left out or alone. There are probably 100 or more different clubs and organizations that student's can be a part of. If student's feel isolated, it may be because of there choice! I have two children that graduayed from Britt. Both received scholarships to college. Jack Britt really prepared them for the next level in education. Mrs. Garrison is awesome and she has an awesome staff! We are truly blessed to be a part of this excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
If you haven't seen the movie Pump up the Volume it is a must see before you send your child to this school. Out of state educators and substitute teachers I have talked to say it is one of the worst schools they have ever experienced. I am also appalled at the stories I hear from the many students I have talked to. These stories are of course about some of the administrators and a few teachers and it brings their morality in to question.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
I have two kids at JB a freshman and a junior. The teachers are approachable and courteous. The staff and principal are all on one accord. There are numerous programs for any student from athletics to theatre and art. The school is just an Excellent all around and the environment breeds success

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
My kids have been at Jack Britt for two years, now. I love this school, and so do they. The teachers and administration are committed to making sure students succeed. There is a contagious sense of pride in excellence in many areas. My one complaint has been that the choral program was mediocre, but they are getting a new choir director, so I am hoping that department will soon live up to the level of excellence that the rest of the school offers.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
I am sorry to say this is not as great as they make it out to be. For all you military personnel, the place to live is the up and coming Hoke County. They are building hospitals and a lot more. There are some beautiful houses there and brand new schools that hand pick there teachers like Don Steed. People try to say this is the best district but it is not.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2012
Just checking out school reviews. I see this schools reviews are ok not the best. I see a lot of complaints concerning the administration which is really NOT a good thing.I do not have children attend this school , I am merely just checking out the reviews and seeing what needs improvement!

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2012
I am very impressed with this school and the commitment demonstrated by the principal and the staff. I find the principal approachable and very personable. The only issue I could possibly come up with on the down side is the traffic. Parents picking up children must pass through the students parking lot when school lets out; one entrance and exit is problematic.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2011
I have been going to Jack Britt since my freshman year, and will be graduating as a student of 2k13. I love this school. Sure, there are some things that could definitely be improved but, honestly, where is a place where that isn't true? I am proud to say I am a Marching Buccaneer, as well as a member of the Forensics team. I am not neglected, but it"s not because I'm involved in these things, it's because these people care. As much as we fight them, as much as we try to come out on top, these teachers and administrators have our best interests at heart. I have been in schools where that wasn't true, so I know what I'm talking about. Sometimes rather than assume the school, is against us, we need to realize there are a lot of kids. and believe me, there is a reason there are a lot of kids! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, and there are kids that feel the same way I do. There is great leadership on every sport, activity, etc and even better leadership among our higher ups. I'm not a suck up, I'm just glad to go somewhere where I'm cared about as a person, not just a test score or number. We need to realize what we have instead of complaining.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2011
We transferred here from HI and researched schools continuously prior to coming back to Fayeteville. We chose Jack Britt school district because of the wonderful reviews. We couldn't be happier. So thankful for all the hard work w/ my daughter's guidance counselor to help get the credits she needed in order to graduate on time coming from the awful DOE in HI!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
Academic and athletic wise, Jack Britt High School is one of the best. But if you're not an athlete, or involved in some school activity or club, you're basically just dead weight. I've been attending JBHS since my freshman year. I don't play a sport, I'm not on the Forensic Team or anything like that. I am in Spanish Club, but that's all. My grades are decent. A's and B's. And I feel like I'm just going along for the ride. Athletic students and people who participate in clubs, I feel, are treated better than students who don't. Teachers and administrators pay more attention to football players, basketball players, cheerleaders, etc. They get away with more and are placed above the rest. Another issue I have with the school is the rules. I'm not a rule-breaker and I don't mind following rues. I won't be attending Jack Britt my senior year, which is kind of bitter-sweet. If you want your child to be in a school where "excellence" and maintaining a clean cutt reputation is the goal, then JBHS is the school for you. But if you don't want child to slip under the radar because they arent in any extracurricular activities, then JBHS isn't the school.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2011
I could not be more pleased with Jack Britt High School. My daughter loves it. She is finishing up her freshman year. Unfortunately the military is transfering me this summer so we have to leave. I can only dream that we can find a school as great as Jack Britt....GO BUCS!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2011
After considering relocating to Fayetteville we spent months researching the county schools and decided that Jack Britt was the best place for our children to benefit from the best possible education. Little did we know at that time that the staff as well as the board of this particular school is more concerned with their reputation, catering to the more wealthy families, and keeping those whom they feel should not be priviliged to mingle with certian others at a distance rather then that of their students education. "If it soulds like prejudice, looks like prejudice chances are it is indeed prejudice." I am a very concerned parent that will not sit back a watch as some attempt to criple kids. My goal will be to ensure that no other students are denyed education by this group purely based on their status quo. I am awaiting a return call from News Channel Five to inform as many concern parents whom like myself are unaware of the seriousness of some past recent events which occurs more often than society realizes and I do believe its time that we take and stand if for nothing more than the sake of the future of America. After all the children are the future!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
My child made it one semester before I pulled her out. She was bullied, she was suspended for defending herself, and after when she would tell counselors she was still having problems. They were not dealt with as promised to her. Her academics were low, administrators let me know the reason wasn't just her but a couple of her teachers and gave me a minimum break down of what she need to pass each grade. After withdrawing her, they were unaware that she was attending another school but waited until she had missed 10 days in their books to notify me that she was not attending school and going to fail the semester. Which made me once again feel as though I had made the correct decision in leaving that school. I have a younger daughter and there is no way I would have her attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
I guess Jack Britt is a great school for those that are involved in sports or other glorified activities. This school is not good for special needs children they fall in the cracks. Just because a child has a learning disability doesnt make them any less deserving than a child that doesnt. We have taken our child out of this school. Please parents speak up that have had this experience dont be afraid they need to know how they are failing in this area.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
My wife and I are extremely pleased with the Teachers/Administratiion at Jack Britt. My son is in his 2nd year and is THRIVING. The principal runs a "tight ship" - which I Love, but has also been responsive to any specific requests we've had. There are a lot of rules, but nothing unreasonable in my opinion. Our son is not only learning academically he is also learing what is required to be a successful citizen.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
my son attends this school, and I think some of the rules they have here are ridiculous, if I have to check my son out for an appointment,and I personally go in and sign him out, it should be excused without a note, and he should be allowed to make up his work without getting a failing grade, that is absurd. they put so many restrictions on these kids, its no wonder they fail, our job is to teach them an education, not make them not want to try, and if these teachers have a problem with the student, pick up the phone and call the parent, because when report cards come home is the only time I see them downing your kid if he is not up to standard, wheres my phone call about maybe we need a parent teacher meeting before bad grades arrive?

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I am a student at JBHS and I enjoy it. I am about to graduate and I think I am lucky to go to school here. The only problem about this school is the restrictions. But the education is great and there are truly amazing teachers here.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2010
My son graduate from JB in 2008, and his reading skills, wasn't where they should have been .With that being said Pam Darden got together a skilled team of teachers that assited my son and prepared him 2 years prior graduation.She's definitely an asset to the school. I can concur about no bully and no nonsense isn't among the students. It reminds me of how school use to be. School should be for learning and preparation for your future, this school excells and I'm proud of their hard work. Job Well Done

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Many wonderful teachers and several great courses to choose. JB is also very clean and has a zero drug tollerance unlike another school I know where they just don't care if students smoke and whatever.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2009
My son attended 9th grade here and was in the Engineering acadmey. This is an outstanding school. He had a great experience there!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
The students are great, there is no bullying at Jack Britt. The teachers are above outstanding, they do everything they can to make sure you get the grade you deserve. Of course there are a few teachers that are real jerks, but that's a given in ever school! Administration on the other hand is poor. Our one good vice principal left but luckily he was replaced by someone who seems to be doing rather well. The other VP have no respect for the student body what so ever. If you need a schedule change its a waste of their time. If you get in trouble, you never get the benefit of the doubt. If you get written up even over something so minuscule you will get some form of discipline. The faculty should step their games up and be more about the students instead of being about their leisure.

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April 23, 2009
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April 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2009
JBHS is interested in everyone who is there to learn. They do their best to keep students on track and to be fair. I think that JBHS is a great school and I hope that the staff will continue doing a great job in the future.

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February 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2009
The quality of Jack Britt as an instituion of education seems to move lower each year.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2008
I am a current student at Jack Britt. JBHS is a wonderful school, with many opportunities. It has outstanding academics, and plenty of electives to choose from. JBHS has a career path for pretty much everything. The school is very safe, and clean. I thank the janitors, very much. But, the administration has some flaws. They seem to always believe the teacher and never the student. They don't give the student a fair trail. But other than that they are excellent! The teachers are good, too. I think it's a great idea to have Saturday sessions for EOC classes, I've never seen so many students participate in school on a Saturday.

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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
I had to write this review, both of my sons have graduated from Jack Britt HS. When this school opened, it was truly the premiere school in Fayetteville. As the years have progressed though, I see more and more problems developing. THe problems are only with a few teachers, but the administrators seem to think they must support their teachers no matter what. Lopes, the principal, is also becoming more domineering and antiquated in his thought processes. Really too bad, he started off as a great leader, and built a great school. Right now, if I had my choice I would not send my child to Jack Britt. IF they fit the mold and aren't driven or creative, but are a good student, they will do well, but the school does not promote students that think for themselves. Hopefully they will clean house in the admin office and fix the problem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2008
As a recent graduate, I feel comfortable in informing the spectators of this website that although Jack Britt is an excellent school, do not expect it to make your children brighter! I was an honor student before and while at Jack Britt; I will continue to be in college.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 18, 2008
I have two children currently attending JBHS. Based upon our experiences, I would give this school four and a half stars, but the administrators make it difficult to give one star. Most of the teachers are awesome and display a genuine concern for students and their education. Unfortunately, the administrators are very unprofessional, unfair, and show very little respect/concern for the average student but seek to preserve the image of the school. Great job faculty and students. You deserve better!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2008
I love Jack Britt. The school allows me to experience great education while still feeling like I can enjoy it all.

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January 13, 2008
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January 10, 2008
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no rating November 16, 2007
I agree with the student who wrote the disipline needs to be more even and fair. If you are not an above avereage student they really don't want you in Jack Britt.

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August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2006
As a parent that has had three children attend Jack Britt, I think that this school is one of the best, if not THE best high school in Cumberland County. Sure, Jack Britt has its share of problems; no school is perfect, but overall, the quality of education and administrative leadership is excellent. The students seem genuinely happy to be attending Jack Britt. I sat and watch four lunch periods while selling homecoming tickets and I was amazed at how smoothly and quietly everything proceeded, knowing that about 1900 students each lunch during these periods. I credit the administration who sit eating their lunches with the students. I have a daughter currently attending Jack Britt and she has had no problem finding extracurricular activities to keep her busy, none of these being athletics. For a well-rounded quality education, send your children to this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
As a former, very involved, high acheiving student at Jack Britt, I believe I have a pretty accurate outlook on the way in which the school is run. I was a freshman the very first year the school opened and remained until I graduated in 2004. I feel like I came to college prepared with the education JBHS provided for me, but I still feel like the school needs more administrative leadership! There is alot of drama within the faculty that has occured over the years that I think is utterly unprofessional and a bad example for the students! I had a great experience at Jack Britt, but I think alot of the credit should go to the **excellent** district that the school was placed in and a few amazing teachers and not the administration. Great student make-up! And some awesome teachers! This is a very safe and enjoyable learning env.!

- submitted by a former student
May 25, 2006
I am currently a student at Jack Britt High School. Most of the student are rather nice but you get those few people you really can't stand. Some of the students are very disresepctful to teachers and to themselves. The language department needs some work. My old school was smaller than this and we had German. Jack Britt doesn't offer German. The dress code is not properly enforced. The disipline needs to be more even and fair.

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May 25, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2006
I attended Jack Britt High School from 2001 to 2005. Alot of people are giving it bad reviews saying people have been disrespectful to their children. If you feel that way, lock your children in a protective bubble and hide them away from the world because honestly that is a way of life. The teachers are great, there are the good teachers, the bad teachers, and the ones you love to hate. It's true that the school is obsessed with football but since they're good at it, why not focus on it. The arts programs are actually not that bad. The chorus program is good as well but many people say the teacher is too hard (when she's really not).

- submitted by a former student
February 07, 2006
I have had the privaledge to be in the second class to graduate at Jack Britt, and I absolutely loved it. Sure, the drive was unnecesarily long, considering 71st was within walking distance, but I didn't mind. The teachers there were excellent, the set up of the classrooms and materials provided were excellent. Just going to that school gave me a sense of pride. I still remember the quotes that my teachers said, and I have even been back to do my teaching observations there. It was my first pick school to students teach at (too bad they didn't need a student teacher then!). I absolutely love the prinipals, secretaries, teachers, and all remaining faculty as a family. Beautiful school, I miss it!

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September 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
My son attended JBHS his freshman year. Overall we enjoyed it. However, disappointed that the resources needed to help his grade improve was not available to high school students. No other attempt was made by the school to help him in his needed area. Mr. Lopes very approachable. Both computer teachers my son had were no approachable. Witnessed one of his teachers engaging in a battle of words with another student. Overall, for such a large school, it is well run.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
I am so glad that my child attends Jack Britt. So far, this has been a wonderful school. I like their academic/elective choices, there are a lot of extracurricular activities and their staff is courteous and helpful. I have attended sports events, performances, have met with teachers for conferences and even went in to see the counselor with my child to get help on her education plan. Everyone has been terrific here and I look forward to the next 3 years.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
Regardless of what SOME people think, this school is very well rounded. Along with a very productive, and growing, sports programs, the find arts programs are continuing to evolve. Clubs, events and even honor programs have begun to be offered to help students increase their activities in fine arts. Unlike one parent here, the band program has had it hard, however it has been out of growth. The one thing I would ding the school on is the lack of parental involvement. We do have some parents involved with helping mostly the sports teams. However, wehn it comes to the fine arts, parent are no-where to be seen (except when there is a problem). If you do bring your child here and they participate in fine arts, PLEASE make sure you involve yourself in those programs. I'm very well sure the teachers will appreciate it.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
I think Jack Britt did not live up to the expectations of the community. The principal is one of the better ones but some of the teachers are not. Some are very disrespectful. On the other hand some of the teachers are very patient and encouraging. They are truly concerned about the student education. The school is mostly focused on football. There are so many other clubs/organizations in the that should be better represented and encouraged by the school. The dance team has a great instructor and a very talented squad but they are hardly advertised the way they should be. It is alot better than some of the other comberland county schools.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2005
Jack Britt High School is a nice school but, if your child is interested in the arts, like music, do not send them to this school. The 2004-2005 has been the worst year yet for the marching band - there seems to be a severe lack of leadership in the band program. It was much better in years past. Maybe if they get a new director things might improve. The sports program is good, they went to the playoffs in football and they seem to have a good amount of extracurricular activities for students to get involved in. It just depends what you are looking for. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
Jack Britt High School is the premier school in the area (Fayetteville/Hope Mills/Fort Bragg). Mostly due to the excellent dedication, hard work, caring nature, and background in the subjects they teach of the faculty at Jack Britt, students get a 'top-of-the-line' education. The awesome environment of Jack Britt High has produced some of the top graduation rates and testing scores in North Carolina. These scores are not limited to only whites either; these scores were attained with no majority present in the school, as the ratio of Caucasian students to African American students is roughly 1-to-1. There is a wide variety of high level courses at Jack Britt through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. This high school offers a great deal of these AP courses to students willing to meet the challenge. Jack Britt also has a great sports program in which almost all varsity sports make the playoffs.

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2004
Being in this town for a long time and hearing that Jack Britt is such a top rated school, we have been more than disappointed in several happenings. The teachers and most of the staff are more than rude to parents and students. Many of the students are out of control with disrepect to teachers and students. Ratings are not the only way any parent should look for a school system for their child to attend.

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October 06, 2004
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September 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 17, 2004
I have found the office staff to be openly rude to students, administrators to be inconsistant in dealing with discipline issues and both staff and students to be racially biased. My kids were treated better in a predominately black school in Fayetteville than at Jack Britt. Thank God the former assistant principal is gone.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
I graduated last year from Jack Britt it is undenaiably one of the greatest high schools in the state. I believe there is no other place in the area where there is such commitment to athletics balanced with sound and innovative education. Anyone leaving that school is well prepared for whatever they decide to do next in life.

- submitted by a former student
July 26, 2004
For the past year that I have been at Jack Britt High School,I was so scare to come here,but now I am glad to be here,because to the teachers and students have been so wonderful and great to me.They have welcomed me into the buccaneer family with open family, and now since I am about to graduate in 2005,I just want say Jack Britt and the Buccaneers is the BEST school in Cumberland County(better than E.E.Smith High School,Seventy-Frist High School,Westover High School and rest of the Cumberland County high school)and for the record Gray's Creek is NOT like Jack Britt High School.From the Jack Britt and Buccaneer family,Partners,thanks for partnering with us during the 2003-2004 school year

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2004
My children have attended schools in the north, south, east, and west and this school is the most unethical, immoral, unfair school my children have ever attended.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
An excellent progression from an A+ school like Joh Griffin Middle. This high school lives up to the reputation in town that it is an exceptional school. We are very lucky to have this educational opportunity for our children. My daughter is in the honors classes at Jack Britt and has been challenged and recognized for her extra efforts these past two years. Remarkable teaching staff. Wonderful school. A++++++++

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2004
An outstanding faculty that strives to develope young minds to be leaders! Very focused on quality education in a great atmosphere that promotes flexibility while maintaining educational standards. Second to none in the Cumberland County School district.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2004
The school is brilliant. Great teachers and a great principal. The Buccaneer spirit can be felt everywhere. The students always go to the playoffs in the sports activities. I give this school a million stars.

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November 28, 2003
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Jack Britt High School
7403 Rockfish Road, Fayetteville, NC  28306
(910) 429-2800
Last modified Jack Britt High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jack Britt High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top