Hugh M Cummings High School

  • Hugh M Cummings High School serves 957 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 22% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 32% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Hugh M Cummings High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Hugh M Cummings High School operates within the Alamance-burlington s School District.
  • Alamance-burlington s School District's 81% graduation rate is lower than the North Carolina state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Hugh M Cummings High School's student population of 957 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students957 students
Hugh M Cummings High School Total Students (1998-2016)
Gender %Hugh M Cummings High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
Hugh M Cummings High School Total Teachers (1998-2016)
Students by GradeHugh M Cummings High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Hugh M Cummings High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hugh M Cummings High School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
Hugh M Cummings High School Student Teacher Ratio (1998-2016)
Asian
n/a
3%
Hugh M Cummings High School Asian Students (1997-2015)
Hispanic
47%
16%
Hugh M Cummings High School Black Students (1998-2016)
Black
41%
26%
Hugh M Cummings High School Black Students (1998-2016)
White
8%
50%
Hugh M Cummings High School White Students (1998-2016)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Hugh M Cummings High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHugh M Cummings High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.46
Hugh M Cummings High School Diversity Score (1998-2016)
Graduation Rate
73%
88%
Hugh M Cummings High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
52%
Hugh M Cummings High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
Hugh M Cummings High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Hugh M Cummings High School is Alamance-burlington s School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Alamance-burlington s School District's student population of 23,115 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 76% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,032 in this district is less than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,169 is less than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameAlamance-burlington s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    36
    1
    Number of Students Managed23,115870
    Alamance-burlington s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    40%
    47%
    District Graduation Rate
    81%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$184 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$187 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,032$8,969
    District Spending / Student$8,169$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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