Sanderson High School

  • Sanderson High School serves 1,981 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Sanderson High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

Top Placements

Sanderson High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Sanderson High School's student population of 1,981 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,981 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sanderson High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sanderson High School is 0.63, 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)
Overall School Rank
27%
37%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sanderson High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
16%
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Black
26%
26%
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White
53%
50%
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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 Sanderson High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.630.46
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Graduation Rate
89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sanderson High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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