Students enrolled 1561
Hours no info
School leader Ms Julie Cary
Transportation options Yes
District Pitt County Schools

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4 stars
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August 23, 2010
This school cares more about unnecessary rules than keeping students in school and teaching them things they can use.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 15, 2010
My son attends this school. He makes very good grades, but he thinks some classes are made too easy by teachers. He has had some excellent teachers and hasn't had any complaints about any of them. He gets annoyed with a lot of the students because they don't want to pay attention in class, misbehave, get in fights, etc...but that is really the only negative. The orchestra program is awesome and the facility is very nice. My only negative comment is that some of the front office staff is less than friendly, like they are doing you a favor to help you. Overall, a good school.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
This is an excellent school! The teachers here are amazing and work with you to get you learning.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2009
The teachers in this school are the greatest that my children have ever experienced! I give my highest kudos to Mrs. Mary Robinson in the Math Dept. I know without a doubt that any students that attend any of her classes will have a 'Most Improved' year!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
Excellent academic program and the athletics are steadily improving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2008
All of the bad reviews are lies SCHS is a very good school I am a freshman and I thought I was gonna get bullied but no people are very friendly and will help you yes there is fights what school doesnt have fights. But its not as bad as people say

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2008
I am a current student at SCHS, and have been here since my freshman year (3 school years) and from my experience at many previous schools my opinion of this school is sorely lacking. Although the school is coming along on its 7th(?) year of operation, teachers dissapear from one year to the next and nothing is ever permanent. The once state of the art technology is becoming out-dated for the current day and age. Only the few business and technology teachers have newer computers/technology. Students apathy is enormous, especially from the freshman/sophomores. The behavior problem comes from students getting into fights over trival things, like a pair of shoes for example. Fights happen on almost a weekly basis. The curriculum, for most, is either very difficult or very easy. It is one of the worst schools (behavior wise and technology wise) of the 9 schools I have attended.

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2008
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September 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
My daughter attended for 4 months after we moved into the area and we have decided to home school. The teachers don't maintain control of their classrooms and the administration was very difficult to work with. The freshman team were far from friendly.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2007
This was my daughters first year at SCHS. Overall I think the school is a good one. One downfall I feel is how strict they are on students. I know there needs to be a certain amount of discipline but, they are students, not convicted criminals. Its supposed to be school and not the state max security prison. My tour in the Marines was less strict then SCHS is.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
I am a parent, and also a substitute teacher for Pitt County Schools, and think that SCHS is great! My son, is a Junior there, and is going to graduate with the class of 2006. A good school is a combination of high standards set by teachers, parents, and the educational system guidelines, to provide a safe, and positive, and nurturing, environment for students to develop their skills, and talents and grow to become prepared for life.

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2005
I was heavily involved with the start of South Central High School. I attended there until moving the end of my junior year of the 2003-2004. The school has what anyone needs to succeed: technology, great teaching staff, and state of the art equipment. They lack the school spirit to make it the best. As a previous student leader at the school, I know the great potential the school has. The school lacks involvement from all parts. When unity is increased at SCHS the school will top the records in Pitt County and in the state. South Central is a 'baby school' and needs time to nurture into schools like J.H Rose and Conley. The difference between SCHS and the rest is that SCHS has the ability to make neccesary adjustments before heading into twenty years+ of doing the wrong thing. I think SCHS is a great school.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2004
We have recently observed South Central High School on several occasions. We were prepared to send our child to this school this school year until observations during this past school year. Our child is in the special education program and I observed two of those EC classrooms. We found them both to be far from acceptable. I would classify the program as one designed for babysitting of students. Several observers viewed these classes and their conclusions were similiar; there was little instruction going on in the classes and the students were neither being challenged nor could they learn well in the disorganized environment in which they were placed. There is much need for change throughout the EC programs in our county. I am sure that few parents would place their child in these programs if they had seen what has taken place within these classes. Parents, please visit your schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2004
I am a student at South Central. Because we are new, we don't have many established traditions and that can be frustrating. It is also nice because we are making the traditions. Our atheletics are limited but we do well in what we do have. SC is very strict. They say they do this to protect us but I find it limits my self expression. I agree with the last post, the teachers that just leave is odd. On the other hand, we have some of the top teachers in the county. This year we will be graduating our first senior class and in 2006 we will have our first class all the way through to graduate.

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2004
I attended South Central for 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. I think the school is extremely strict and the students don't have much freedom. Many of the teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable and also likeable, while others are not. The school has a lot of teachers leaving each year for unknown reasons. The academics are good, and some of the sports (particularly girls) are good. The AP classes are challenging. There are plenty of clubs but the club schedule is not set up well to allow for one student to join many of them. I would say it ranks above other schools in the area, J.H. Rose and D.H. Conley, especially being only 2 years old with good technology and being clean and with a good set-up for new students to learn.

- submitted by a former student
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South Central High School
570 Forlines Road, Winterville, NC  28590
(252) 321-3232
Last modified South Central High School is a public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.