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Terry Sanford High

Public | 9-12 | 1268 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2013

Terry Sanford is one of the better High Schools in Cumberland County. Lots of academic competition and the colleges know it has a solid curriculum. Current principle has pulled school together nicely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

I attended FTS my sophomore year and at the beginning of my junior year. I definitely agree with previous posts that state that kids should watch what they bring to school and behave. The principal who was at FTS during my time had no clue what she was doing. Things got so out of hand. Students constantly engaged in altercations with other students/teachers. At the beginning of my junior year the school got so bad that she quit. Great programs, but the school is a MESS and I am glad to be at one of the better county schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2012

Both of my children are new students this year...one in 11th grade and one in 9th grade. There were some transition issues with moving between schools from another state with different requirements. The grading system at FTS is different (requires higher numberical score for letter grades). Both students are in global studies which seems to be an excellent program. The leadership at the school appears to be good. Time will tell about the overall quality of the education that they are receiving
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I have made the worst decision by going to this highschool it is the worst the teacher dont care(some of them)the students do whatever they want they curse back at teacher.This school is out off control i would never recomend this school o anyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2011

good , school . there organization is a little off , but other then that . good high school (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2010

This is a great school. It is under new administration and things are looking up. The college prep is great. It meets the needs of all students. Great Ex. Curr. activities also. This is an A+ school. Very diverse school with excellent teachers.


Posted July 19, 2010

I would recommend this school for anyone, and its a plus for students interested in the global studies program, its amazing. It really prepared me for college. The teachers were great! I could always count on them for support! I miss this school already!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

My son has started his 1st school year here at Terry Sanford High School. So far the teachers have been great with helping him with his struggles. He loves the extra curricular activitys and I love that he is being active in the things he injoys with the many choices. I'm overal happy with my desition in sending him here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Excellent school, the global studies program does a great job preparing students for college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My entire family went there, and now our daughter goes there. It is an excelent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

The principal is rude and i dont like the faculty
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

A great school in history but not now. SAT dropped 86 since 2006.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Terry Sanford overall is a great school, with a wonderful selection of academic options but has a growing problem with the staff and adminstration which has made it unsatisfactory. The principal at the current time has no idea what she is doing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

terry sanford is a great school in education, by means dont get me wrong, but somebody needs to do something about what students bring to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

I'm an alumnus of FTS. Overall I think the school is great for academics and extracurricular activities, there are some social issues that need to be addressed.


Posted February 3, 2006

I'm a 10th grader here at Terry Sanford I like the school and all but the rules are to strict.... they don't take the time to listen to you. If they took the time to listen to student and get their view they would know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2005

I'm a junior at Terry Sanford High School and although it has its high point, such as the aggressive class loads made available and the involvement of some teachers in the students lives there are also many low points. While I do not agree that the school is segregated, I will say that there are many racial divisions. All in all the school is okay, but its a shame that there are students who may be passed over for punishment because they have favor in the eyes of administrators, whether it be for the fact that they are friends or family of the administration or their economic status in the community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2005

I think that Terry Sandford is an excellent school that excells in both academics and athletics. Terry Sandford has some of the highest test scores in the state. Many parents wish that their child could attend the school. The school does have 'Global Studies' which is an excellent program. I would highly recomend that any student go to Terry Sandford. Note: To say that the principle of Terry Sandford is segragative is a ridiculous comment and I am amazed that someone would say something like that about a principle who has really turned Terry Sandford into a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2005

I'm a rising sophomore at Terry Sanford and I love it! My brother granduated from FTS in 2001 and I couldn't wait to follow the tradition. There are so many fantastic people here, it takes no time at all to find friends and people to hang around with. The teachers here are the best. Last year was the first year in three years where I didn't have to have a math tutor. My final grade for geometry was a 98. All of my other teachers also really cared about me and how I was doing, it was great. The sports at FTS are great. The only complaint I had was that they didn't pay enough attention to swimming. The lcubs at FTs are also great. There are so many to choose from. I can't wait to go back to school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2005

This school is absolutely, without a doubt, the best school in Cumberland County. They have excellent teachers such as Johnathen Lambert that make the education process enjoyable for my daughter. The principle is a sincire, caring and intelligent man. I also believe that the sports programs are supported greatly by the parents and staff. Yet, the important thing that most schools seem to take for granted is academics over athletics. At Terry Sanford, that is still a prority and enforced.
—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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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

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Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Science

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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

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PE instructor(s)
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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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