Seventy-first Classical Middle School

  • Seventy-first Classical Middle School serves 486 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher 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 61% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Seventy-first Classical Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Seventy-first Classical Middle School operates within the Cumberland County s School District.

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Seventy-first Classical Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Seventy-first Classical Middle School's student population of 486 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students486 students
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Total Students (1998-2016)
Gender %Seventy-first Classical Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Total Teachers (1998-2016)
Students by GradeSeventy-first Classical Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Seventy-first Classical Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Seventy-first Classical Middle School is 0.69, 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)
53%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1998-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School American Indian Students (1997-2013)
Asian
6%
3%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Asian Students (1998-2016)
Hispanic
13%
16%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Black Students (1998-2016)
Black
49%
26%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Black Students (1998-2016)
White
23%
50%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School White Students (1998-2016)
Two or more races
9%
4%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSeventy-first Classical Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.46
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Diversity Score (1998-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
52%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
Seventy-first Classical Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Seventy-first Classical Middle School is Cumberland County 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.
    • Cumberland County s School District's student population of 51,017 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,044 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,639 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
    School District NameCumberland County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    85
    1
    Number of Students Managed51,017870
    Cumberland County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    47%
    District Total Revenue$532 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$510 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,044$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,639$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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      5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    My son is attending 6th grade at SFCMS this year. He had a hard time adjusting to the school the first week, but seems to like it so far. He looks forward to having health and PE with Ms. Ashley and says the SRO officer and Ms. Ashley make going to school fun. I like the uniforms and how students are held accountable to keep their appearances nice and neat. The school does need to have a better procedure for afternoon pickups. There needs to more than the one teacher to help direct traffic (especially at the end of the line). Students need to be loaded into their cars in a fast and efficient way. Parents need to be mindful to move up in the line to allow the cars in the back of the line to move up and away from the street traffic. I also would like to see more security cameras throughout campus and the school should have a buddy system in placed for when students need to go to a different building during instructional time. There are a lot of cars outside and it is not safe for a student to be walking by him/herself with no adult supervision outside. I have heard positive comments about the school so that is why I decided to enroll my child at SFCMS. I believe the students and families attending this school know and value the importance of a good education.
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    5  
    Sfcms is a school full of wonderful teachers and clubs although the students' grades vary. I know for sure that Seventy First is a school for rising academically gifted who will change our future. The school rocks majority of the achedemic competitions also. Give this school a chance!
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