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Posted January 14, 2014

As a former falcon c/o 99 My child is a freshman attending here and I am so tired of this administration and their so called rules. If a student doesn't do classwork or homework it's detention, then if they don't attend detention they get a write up for insubordination no I had to call the teacher (3) and verify this and they stated this is Mr.Williams policy so double jeopardy? I called the school board on his rule and this can not be done at all! He is the worse principle I have ever seen. His rules are bogus and don't work! So there is testing this week 1/13/14 state gave 4 hrs for testing why where they kids in one class allday! Then my child did not go to lunch until 2:05? Really 7hours in a class no water drink food nothing...nope I went to school and Mr.Porter with his unprofessional self says some classes didn't finish in time ... He was very unprofessional and uncaring about my concern. I called school board to investigate.I totally hate this school.they need a new administration....and they need to do a parent survey on how ghetto half the administration is especially the lady who answers the phones in the office and the lady who works check in and out so ghetto n hood .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

My problem is with the administration. Two of the assistants Mrs. Griffin and and Mr. Bean do their jobs very well they always do a thorough investigation when they there is a problem. But that Principal Mr. Williams and the two assistants, Mr. Porter and Ms. Fleming do not care about the well being of the kids that go there. Their answer for everything is suspending the kids. Mr Williams does not know or care about what is going on in that school. If Mr. Porter and Ms. Fleming pay more attention to the kids and not each other they would have time to investigate when there are issues with the kids. I thought it was crazy that they had on matching sweaters today. How inappropriate when the kids already think they have something going on. They are messing up the future of the kids that want to go to college by having suspensions on their records for unnecessary things that could have been handled another way. Whatever happened to in school suspension and after school detention for minor infractions? Seventy First probably has suspended the most students this year than any other school. I wish there was a way that I could check that statistic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

Unfortunately a great part of the staff don't seem to care about their students, students are very disrespectful, fights drugs and thief's are a norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

I've attended several basketball games at this school. After listening to the vulgar lyrics of Lil Wayne No Worries I was appalled. Google the lyrics to this song and you will understand why we have a disrespect for young ladies and teenage pregnancy. What does this say about the adults, so called leaders/teachers who is playing this song at the games to pump up their students. I'm totally unsure how this is allowed!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

Here's a prime example of what is wrong with our school system. The current principal ranks as one of county's worst. Her one year contract is recently overrided for a four year one and the one who pushed for this action was the superintendent. It is obvious he doesn't have a clue about what is going on at this school or any other in this county. The solution to the "public school problem" is simple. Cut those $100,000 + positions at the board; most of them don't do anything. Fire inept administrators. Quit cutting the teachers and support staff; they're the ones doing all the work. On the state level, use the education lottery funds for what they were intended-education. The Fayetteville Observer should do an expose on what is going on inside the public schools of this county. Many heads would fly and it wouldn't be the ones working in the trenches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

Had a child graduate in 2010 & one coming out this year. I have a son in middle school & I refuse to let him attend this school. Mr. Miller was a wonderful principal but when he left the school has gotten worse. Dr. Alford tried in the begining but not anymore. There is not enough action being taken on her part about all the disruptive behaviors going on in the school. She hands of the responsibilities to others who are not doing their job. The trouble makers need to be removed from the school yet she spends too much time protecting them instead of the students who need protecting. Teachers are not held accountable for their actions, which teaches the students they shouldnt be held accountable. Many of the teachers are just as immature as the students. The attitude of the the office staff is horrible. They act like you are interrupting them when you come in the office for help. You can not get a hold of the principal with important issues & have to go through her secretary who does not pass on information in a timely manner. The kids at this school are out of control because they do not have good guidance. They need new staff & possibly a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

71st is a very good school. I always make good grades at 71st. The teachers and adults are caring and understanding. They always try to help you no matter what. 71st is a very safe school too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2010

This isnt the worst school but it isnt the best school neither. my only complaint about this school is not only revolve around football and basketball so much. Theres other sports teams in this school but nobody really cares because they dont know about it. I think if the school put more funding and work into baseball, soccer, and other sports, we'll be a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2010

I absolutely love this school. My only regret is that there's not enough, if any, funding for the Arts. Basically, everything revolvs around the Football team and the Basketball team. When was the last time you heard the Orchestra? Or seen a showing of the Art Student's art? The Drama and Forensics team are doing great, but no one knows it. As a member of the Theater Department, Forensics Department, and Band Department, I know first hand what's lacking. Sure, the school is fantastic- no fights, acedemically and artistically gifted students, and people who want to learn- but can we get a round of applause and a little support for the Arts? Please?
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2009

I love this school. The majority of the staff is really kind. Mr.Miller is a great, caring principal as well as other members of the adminstrative staff. The students are well-behaved compared to previous experiences and I feel extra prepared and safe here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

I am so proud to be a Falcon. I believe in our students, I believe in the teachers. The climate at Seventy First has made an incredible shift and I am glad I have the opportunity to watch students achieve to their highest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Things have greatly improved since the new principal, Mr. Miller arrived. He honestly loves his job and he's passionate and cares about all of his students. Some students and parents do not like him because he is unable to help them but he tries to help to the best of his ability. Its amazing school but unfortunately, it constantly shows up in the news because of drugs and fights. The news and community takes all of this out of context, making 71st look like its a 'bad' school. But honestly, what high school doesn't have those? One thing about the school that bothers me is that the school is called the Arts Academy but the music department is falling apart. its unorganized, underfunded, and if you're in band, the students practice long hours, late into the night and still have school the next day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

I just recently graduated from Seventy-First High School (2008) When I first moved to Fayetteville, I was dreading going to SFHS, I soon realized that school is not about the student around, it's about the teachers. Every teacher I encountered seemed to be very attentive towards each and every student. My advice if you or your child believes the rumors going around is to just forget them, because there is a new principal, Mr. Al Miller, and he is going to bring the school to new heights. The Arts Acedemy at SFHS is wonderful, I was lucky to be able to take part in it. All around it is a great school, just know that what effects you or your child's stay is the other students, not the faculty and/or staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2008

i think this school is a good school but at the same time they can do better when it comes to picking classes & letting you take the classes you really need to take.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

Ever since MR. Miller took over my High school life has been great!!!!! To Bad this is my senior year. Im just glad he's making it memorable. another good thing about mr. Miller is that he is a people person and easy to talk to if a student needs anything
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

Mr. Jones- Theater Arts Although I m sure there are other great teachers at this school, I never had the pleasure of getting to know them first hand. The greatest after school activity (in my opinion) although sometimes the most frustrating is JROTC. This program is not nearly as rigorous as many students believe. I learned many valuable lessons here in leadership, respect, dedication. I traveled to many places completely free (save for the food I ate sometimes) I ve been to Oklahoma, Ohio, D.C. (twice), Alabama, South Carolina, and many other small trips at no expense to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

Seventy First High School has the potential to be a great school if all teachers liked teaching. At this school you have those teachers that are very envolved with their students and others that could careless if their student passes or fails. Seventy First is making more and more rules to follow to keep safety first. Those rule are not always necessary because it restricts other students that do not have bad behaviors 'freedom'. The motto is about learning and all that good stuff but when it comes down to it, it seems as if having a safe school is the main priority and not the education of the students. Students are suspended for being late to class even if you are only late by one minute but they say education comes first.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2006

seventy first is the best high school that there is and they have a good basketball teams and good teachin program
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 18, 2006

Very nice school. The teachers are great. Very involved with the hip hop style.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2006

My child graduated at SFHS and I have no regret sending her to this school. The faculty and staff are wonderful, the Principal is an amazing woman. My daughter loved all her teachers and they loved her back unconditionally. If parents would only get involved and be a part of the school they will discover SFHS is not a bad school afterall. There are a lot of good teachers in this school; students just have to focus and pay attention and not blame the teachers if they get bad grades.Teacers don't make the grades, students do.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

443 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%
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

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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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Algebra II

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Civics and Economics

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

483 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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80%
English I

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

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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81%

2011

 
 
76%
English II

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%
Physical Science

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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67%
United States History

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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69%
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 Students13%
Female13%
Male12%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial-5%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students14%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students29%
Female29%
Male30%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial33%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically gifted82%

English II

All Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial48%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically gifted81%
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
Black 67% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
White 12% 52%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 2:32
School Leader's name
  • Mr Myron Williams
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 867-1445

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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