Best Public Schools in Southern Pines, NC


The city of Southern Pines, North Carolina, is home to a diverse set of 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 high school, and 1 alternative public virtual school. These schools serve students across various grade levels and exhibit a range of academic performance and resource allocation.

Among the standout schools in the area is McDeeds Creek Elementary, which ranks 62nd out of 1,502 North Carolina elementary schools and boasts a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school significantly outperforms the Moore County Schools district and the state averages in math, reading, and science proficiency across grades 3-5. In contrast, Southern Pines Elementary lags behind, with proficiency rates well below the district and state averages. The alternative public virtual school, Connect Academy, also stands out with strong performance in math and reading proficiency, often exceeding the district and state averages.

The data reveals significant disparities in student outcomes and resource allocation across the schools in Southern Pines. Pinecrest High School has the highest student-teacher ratio among the high schools in the Moore County Schools District, while Moore Montessori Community School, a public charter elementary school, has a better student-teacher ratio than the district's 8 elementary schools. Additionally, Southern Pines Elementary has the highest percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients, indicating a higher concentration of economically disadvantaged students, while McDeeds Creek Elementary has the lowest percentage among the elementary schools.

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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.

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