Purnell Swett High School

  • Purnell Swett High School serves 1,707 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Purnell Swett High School's student population of 1,707 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,707 students
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Total Classroom Teachers97 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Purnell Swett High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Purnell Swett High School is 0.27, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2244 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
85%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
17%
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Black
8%
26%
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White
4%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Purnell Swett High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.27n/a
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Graduation Rate
91%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Purnell Swett High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePublic s of Robeson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pembroke Pembroke Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 623 students
    1.2 miles
    8910 Deep Branch Road
    Pembroke, NC 28372
    (910)522-5013
    1.2 6-8 623
  • Lumberton Cis Academy Charter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 115 students
    2.5 miles
    818 West 3rd Street
    Lumberton, NC 28359
    (910)521-1669
    2.5 6-8 115
  • Pembroke Pembroke Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 795 students
    2.6 miles
    505 South Jones Street
    Pembroke, NC 28372
    (910)521-4204
    2.6 PK-5 795
  • Rowland Union Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 499 students
    3.6 miles
    2547 Nc Hwy 710 South
    Rowland, NC 28383
    (910)521-4272
    3.6 PK-6 499
  • Maxton Prospect Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 974 students
    4.6 miles
    4024 Missouri Road
    Maxton, NC 28364
    (910)521-4766
    4.6 PK-8 974

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