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Terry Sanford High

Public | 9-12 | 1268 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2005

Terry Sanford is overall a very good school. To say that their is segregation due to the teachers is very ignorant. The only segregation in place at Terry Sanford is due to the students choosing to be that way. Many students in Terry Sanford are very rude and obnoxious to the other students and they don't like to move out of their comfort zone to meet new people. However, like I said Terry Sanford is a very good school, probably the best in the county. Students at Terry Sanford always have the opportunity to excel and do well in life if they choose to apply themselves. Sadly, many students at Terry Sanford are given what they are needed to succeed, they just choose not to take it and 'run with it.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2005

I go to this school and I like it. The classes are challenging and most teachers will assist you if you need help. The principal is a good guy, and many extracurricular activities are available to students. FTS is the best academic school in the county, and overall it is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2004

Principal is a wonderful man who cares about his students. Without a doubt, the best school in the county. The implementation of Global Studies has made it even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

The faculty of this school are very caring and work to help every child succeed. It continually recieves the highest scores in the county on standardized tests. The overwhelming majority of students go on to post secondary institutions and its Global Studies program is highly esteemed in the region. Terry Sanford maintains a quality school environment that provides a rigorous academic program and offers many extracurricular opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2003

If stereotyping, targeting and discrimination meets your criteria for good education then this is your school. Maybe after all the complaints we made to the board of education has brought about change but with the same administration personnel in place we very seriously doubt it. If you have a problem like this with Terry Sanford please go to the board and make them aware of what is going on. If it happened to us then it can happen to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Principal not supportive of nontraditional athletes. Very difficult to talk with noncomprimising with situations. Generally autocratic. Looking for new school for my child due to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

This school offers Global Studies Curriculum in a 'school within a school.' Three Morehead winners in two years. Principal is caring and disciplined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

FTS has the ability to be one of the best schools in the state, but it is extremely over-crowded and it has little room to expand because it is located on a plot of land in an area of town where land is expensive. It is a typical 'Catch 22' in that people tend to chose this area of town because of the school.
—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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Reading

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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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.

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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
Civics and Economics

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
English I

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

371 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
English II

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Physical Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
United States History

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
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 Students11%
Female11%
Male11%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracial6%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically gifted33%

Biology

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black23%
Asian74%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial54%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted90%

English II

All Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Black26%
Asian87%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted94%
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 43% 52%
Black 36% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 5% 3%
American Indian 2% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr David Haggerty
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 484-7203

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition 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
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

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