Lee County Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 9,443 students in Lee County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Lee County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Lee County Schools School District are Lee Early College, Tramway Elementary School and J Glenn Edwards Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Lee County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Lee County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Lee County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
17 Schools
2,732 Schools
# Students
9,443 Students
1,512,613 Students
# Teachers
653 Teachers
100,059 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Lee County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 301 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#191 out of 305 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lee County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lee County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lee County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lee County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.69
0.69
# American Indian Students
40 Students
17,986 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
67 Students
57,139 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
3,643 Students
290,273 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
19%
# Black Students
1,921 Students
378,759 Students
% Black Students
20%
25%
# White Students
3,402 Students
693,668 Students
% White Students
36%
46%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
2,089 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
402 Students
74,509 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
171
18,137
# Students in K Grade:
578
102,333
# Students in 1st Grade:
701
111,859
# Students in 2nd Grade:
700
111,520
# Students in 3rd Grade:
672
112,220
# Students in 4th Grade:
728
112,912
# Students in 5th Grade:
756
115,427
# Students in 6th Grade:
687
120,073
# Students in 7th Grade:
772
122,437
# Students in 8th Grade:
759
123,152
# Students in 9th Grade:
759
128,677
# Students in 10th Grade:
803
120,701
# Students in 11th Grade:
716
106,656
# Students in 12th Grade:
641
106,509
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,073 is higher than the state median of $9,518. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,790 is higher than the state median of $9,805. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$95 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lee County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$102 MM
$9 MM
This chart display total spending of Lee County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,073
$9,518
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lee County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,790
$9,805
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lee County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Lee County Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lee Early College
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 888-4502
Grades: 9-13
| 264 students
Rank: #22.
Tramway Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
360 Center Church Road
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 718-0170
Grades: K-5
| 590 students
Rank: #33.
J Glenn Edwards Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3115 Cemetery Rd
Sanford, NC 27332
(919) 774-3733
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: #44.
J R Ingram Jr Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3309 Wicker St
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 774-3772
Grades: K-5
| 431 students
Rank: #55.
Deep River Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4000 Deep River Rd
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 776-2722
Grades: K-5
| 556 students
Rank: #66.
Greenwood Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1127 Greenwood Rd
Lemon Springs, NC 28355
(919) 776-0506
Grades: K-5
| 563 students
Rank: #77.
Bt Bullock Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1410 Mcneill Road
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 718-0160
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
Rank: #88.
Sanlee Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2309 Tramway Rd
Sanford, NC 27332
(919) 708-7227
Grades: 6-8
| 887 students
Rank: #99.
Southern Lee High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2301 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27332
(919) 718-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,200 students
Rank: #1010.
East Lee Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1337 Broadway Rd
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 776-8441
Grades: 6-8
| 641 students
Rank: #1111.
West Lee Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 Wicker St
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 775-7351
Grades: 6-8
| 669 students
Rank: #1212.
Lee County High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1708 Nash Street
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 776-7541
Grades: 9-12
| 1,398 students
Rank: #1313.
Broadway Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
307 S Main St
Broadway, NC 27505
(919) 258-3828
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
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
| 128 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: 5-12
| 39 students
Warren Williams Elementary Alternative
Alternative School
901 Lawrence St
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 774-3529
Grades: PK-5
| 60 students
900 S Vance St
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 897-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 632 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Lee County Schools
  • 106 Gordon St, Sanford, NC, 27330
  • (919) 774-6226
  • lee.k12.nc.us
  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 9,443 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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