Best Public Schools in Clinton, NC


The city of Clinton, North Carolina is home to 9 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools, serving a diverse student population with a significant Hispanic and African American representation. The schools in this area face significant economic challenges, with all schools having extremely high free/reduced lunch rates, ranging from 98.71% at Sampson Early College High to 99.58% at Sunset Avenue Elementary.

Despite these challenges, some schools in Clinton stand out for their academic achievements. Sampson Early College High ranks 35th out of 626 high schools in Sampson County and has a 5-star rating, demonstrating that high-performing schools can serve economically disadvantaged populations. In contrast, Union Middle struggles, with only 16% proficiency in 8th grade math, highlighting the need to address learning loss or challenges during the transition from elementary to middle school.

The data also reveals significant disparities in student-teacher ratios, with the lowest ratios in the smaller elementary schools and the highest ratios in the larger high schools. This may be an area for the Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools to explore in terms of resource allocation and potential impacts on student outcomes. Overall, the schools in Clinton face significant challenges, but some are finding ways to excel despite the economic disadvantages of their student populations.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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