Moore County Schools


The Moore County Schools district in North Carolina comprises 23 schools, including 13 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 1 alternative school, serving students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The data reveals stark contrasts in academic performance, with standout schools like West Pine Middle, McDeeds Creek Elementary, and Pinehurst Elementary consistently outperforming the district and state averages in math, reading, and science test scores.

The schools with higher free and reduced lunch rates, such as Robbins Elementary, tend to have lower test scores, indicating a potential correlation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. However, the data does not show a clear correlation between spending per student and academic performance, as some of the highest-performing schools have relatively lower per-student spending compared to other schools in the district. Additionally, the schools with the best student-teacher ratios, such as Elise Middle, tend to have lower test scores, suggesting that other factors, such as teacher quality and instructional practices, likely play a more significant role in driving student outcomes.

The The Community Learning Center @ Pinckney, an alternative school, stands out with significantly lower test scores compared to the district and state averages, highlighting the unique challenges faced by alternative schools in serving students with diverse needs and backgrounds. Overall, the data provides a comprehensive view of the schools in the Moore County Schools district, revealing both high-performing and low-performing institutions, and suggesting opportunities for the district to learn from its top-performing schools and address socioeconomic disparities to support all students in achieving academic success.

District Detail

 5277 Hwy 15-501 S
Carthage, NC 28327

 (910) 947-2976

SchoolDigger Rank:
76th of 243 North Carolina districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-13
Students: 13,008

Primary Schools: 13
Middle Schools: 5
High Schools: 4
Alternative Schools: 1

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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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