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For the 2021 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 10,148 students in Lee County, NC. Lee County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Lee County, NC are Tramway Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School and Deep River Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lee County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Lee County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Lee County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Tramway Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    360 Center Church Road
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 718-0170

    Grades: K-5 | 702 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Greenwood Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1127 Greenwood Rd
    Lemon Springs, NC 28355
    (919) 776-0506

    Grades: K-5 | 663 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Deep River Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4000 Deep River Rd
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 776-2722

    Grades: K-5 | 624 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Lee Early College Math: ≤5% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1105 Kelly Drive
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 888-4502

    Grades: 9-13 | 276 students
  • Rank: #55.
    J Glenn Edwards Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3115 Cemetery Rd
    Sanford, NC 27332
    (919) 774-3733

    Grades: K-5 | 756 students
  • Rank: #66.
    West Lee Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3301 Wicker St
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 775-7351

    Grades: 6-8 | 667 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Sanlee Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2309 Tramway Rd
    Sanford, NC 27332
    (919) 708-7227

    Grades: 6-8 | 872 students
  • Rank: #88.
    J R Ingram Junior Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3309 Wicker St
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 774-3772

    Grades: K-5 | 735 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Bt Bullock Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1410 Mcneill Road
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 718-0160

    Grades: K-5 | 658 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    East Lee Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1337 Broadway Rd
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 776-8441

    Grades: 6-8 | 617 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Broadway Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    307 S Main St
    Broadway, NC 27505
    (919) 258-3828

    Grades: PK-5 | 589 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Lee County High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1708 Nash Street
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 776-7541

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,552 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Southern Lee High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2301 Tramway Road
    Sanford, NC 27332
    (919) 718-2400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,123 student
  • Rank: #1414.
    Floyd L Knight Children Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    607 W Mcintosh St
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 774-4634

    Grades: PK-12 | 138 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Bragg Street Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    504 Bragg Street
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 775-2686

    Grades: 6-12 | 52 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Warren Williams Elementary Alternative Alternative School
    901 Lawrence St
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 774-3529

    Grades: PK-5 | 124 students
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