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5460 U.S. 117
Pikeville, NC 27863

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(919) 242-3400
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March 10, 2010
I am a freshman at cba and sports do run this school. I played jv football so you could say im more popular than others, but baseball is the biggest issue with favoritism out here. If you want to try out, you better be in tight with the coaches and have plenty of money. I am a very good baseball player(not trying to brag here, just stating a point) and i chose not to even try out because i was tired of the favoritism. If your parents don't kiss the coach's butt you're not making it let alone start. You'll also find a lot of stuck-up people out here that think they are better than everyone else(probably because they play sports). The teachers are alright, some just expect you to know the material after one class period and take a quiz the next day and a test the next day.

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February 26, 2010
We had heard good things about CBA but we were sadly dissapointed when our children actually started school. As a parent I am very disturbed by the over crowded classes (children sitting on tables because there are not enough chairs and children sitting 6 or 7 to a table meant for 4) and the employment of teachers who have no clue how to teach (not all the teachers but between my 3 children they have had several this year). Most of my questions to the school have been met with hostility and the principal was less then truthful and very condescending in the one conversation that I have had with him. We are also having problems with the graduation project coordinator who will not return any of my e-mails or phone calls. Academically, I feel this school is lacking but if it is sports you want, this is your school.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2009
Unfortunately this is the best school in Wayne County. It is all about sports and who you know. I graduated in 2005 and was in shell shock when I got to UNC Chapel Hill. I was not prepared in the slightest and I graduated 3rd in my class from CBA. If your child wants an easier college and wants to focus on sports then by all means go here if you have connections. My sister wanted to be on the tennis team but it was essentially picked before tryouts because how good you are isn't as big as a factor as how much money you can put into the program and who you know. My younger sister transferred to Wayne Early Middle College High School which is definitely something to look into. My youngest brother transferred to a private school so he would be prepared for college.

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December 19, 2007
the principle has changed this school so much and not in a good way!

- submitted by a student

December 12, 2007
We are a military family that moved to the SJAFB area from the UK, the schools in this area were a bit of a let down as far a asthetics. Our child excels at CBA, and is not on a sports team or are we deep rooted to this area. It's unfortunate to see parents beating up a school that is working very hard to teach kids. Yes, it is crowded, it is old, but the academics are good. Isn't that what really counts. CBA, NorWayne and Northwest schools are the best in Wayne county. Do the research and you'll see.

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October 06, 2007
I am a student at CBA and I love it there. I just started there a month ago and everone greated me and were nice. I am from Wilson and when I started I was scared and nervous. Yes it took me a week to get use to it but as I was homesick for my old high school, everyone greated em and made me feal at home. I am very popular there now. But I recamend it to anyone!

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2006
as a parent of a child at c.b.a., i think the school mainly focuses on sports, not the students. if you play sports, you have it made. i some times think the coaches run the school. education in my opion is not at the top of the list. sports is at the top. mr. radford the principal is really great, and the teachers also. i think the school is very bias.its not what you know its who you know. education is very important to me,but i feel like you have to play sports and be a yes person in order to acheive at this school.it has alot of students,so you have to constantly compete in order to excell.if you want to play sports, then this is the school.

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October 05, 2005
I'm a student who attends Charles B. Aycock . This is not a great one to pick if you're a minority. The administration is very bias. The students who love this school usually have parents or friends who are working here. I would not recommend this school to anyone, especially if you are against prejudice people.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2004
I think that this school is a very good school to attend. My daughter absolutely loves it here. We were not originally from Wayne county, and the people here accepted her, and included her. Yes, the school is over crowded, but they have adapted to it as best they can. Ya know,it must be a pretty good school to have people drive their kids a good 20-25 minutes to get them to CBA. They have a very good educational program, and my daughter has learned a lot. Personally, i think this is a 'great school.' I would highly recommend it to anybody!

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June 08, 2004
I am a student at CBA. I absolutely love this school! They have great teachers and a wonderful guidance program. The teachers and guidance counselors are always there for you if you need them and they will help you in any way possible. The halls, buses, and lunch room are crowed, but the school has found ways to cope with this. They have learned to work with what they have got. Yes, the students have their own little groups of friends, and at times it can be hard to make friends, but, once you get in (which doesn't take too long) you have got you a group of friends that will stick with you no matter what. I would totally recommend this school to anybody that I meet!

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2004
This school lacks a great deal, but favoritism is not on that list. The school is overcrowded and teacher accountibility does not appear in great evidence. If you like sports, this is a very competitive school, but you better have deep roots to Wayne County if you wish to compete. I would not recommend this school to those moving to the area.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
This school lacks teacher discipline, is overcrowded, the buses are overcrowded. It is ripe with familial favoritism for the 'older' Wayne County families. There is no student guidance to speak of. After our experience with this school, I would not recommend it to anyone that was not from this county originally.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2003
We came all the way from California just to have our child attend this great school. You all should consider a better invorment and school for your child. The Lewis

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Charles B Aycock High School
5460 U.S. 117, Pikeville, NC  27863
(919) 242-3400
Last modified Charles B Aycock High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charles B Aycock High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top