Pinecrest High

Summary:

Pinecrest High is a public high school located in Southern Pines, North Carolina, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,221 students. The school is part of the Moore County Schools district, which is ranked 76th out of 243 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pinecrest High consistently ranks in the top half of North Carolina high schools, with a statewide ranking between 98-217 over the past 10 years. The school's performance on End-of-Course (EOC) exams is notably higher than the district and state averages across subjects like Biology, English II, and Math III. Pinecrest High's performance is particularly strong for Hispanic and Multi-racial student subgroups, ranking in the top 25% of state high schools in these categories. However, the school's performance for African American and Economically Disadvantaged student subgroups lags behind, ranking in the bottom half of state high schools.

Pinecrest High has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 60.56% White, 16.79% African American, 13.19% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander students. This diversity is higher than the surrounding Union Pines High, which has a student population that is 70.51% White. Pinecrest High spends $7,767 per student, which is lower than the $8,499 spent per student at Union Pines High, and has a higher student-teacher ratio of 21.8 compared to 19.4 at Union Pines High. While Pinecrest High generally outperforms Union Pines High, it lags behind the highly-ranked SandHoke Early College High in the Hoke County district.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 250 Voit Gilmore Lane
       Southern Pines, NC  28387


(910) 692-6554

District: Moore County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
217th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,767 Help


Feeder schools for Pinecrest High:

Elementary:    Aberdeen Elementary
    Pinehurst Elementary
    Southern Pines Elementary
    West End Elementary
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Middle:    Southern Middle
    West Pine Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.8 Help
Number of students:  2,221

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.6%
African American:
16.8%
Hispanic:
13.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pinecrest High ranks better than 65.3% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Moore County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Pinecrest High has the largest high school student body size in the Moore County Schools District. Student population at Pinecrest High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (60.6%), African American (16.8%), Hispanic (13.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Moore County Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pinecrest High is 21.8, which is the highest among 4 high schools in the Moore County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pinecrest High is $7,767, which is the lowest among 4 high schools in the Moore County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pinecrest High:

SchoolDigger ranks Pinecrest High 217th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Pinecrest High in the ranking list.)

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Moore County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Moore County Schools 76th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Pinecrest High

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Rank History for all students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 57.61 164th 431 61.9%
2007 52.36 206th 453 54.5%
2008 61.21 138th 477 71.1%
2009 52.26 236th 490 51.8%
2010 55.92 227th 499 54.5%
2011 55.29 233rd 506 54.0%
2012 63.23 116th 502 76.9%
2013 55.14 108th 505 78.6%
2014 52.69 140th 451 69.0%
2015 53.74 145th 531 72.7%
2016 54.99 130th 507 74.4%
2017 66.18 98th 476 79.4%
2018 68.01 111th 469 76.3%
2019 60.30 143rd 514 72.2%
2021 68.84 162nd 594 72.7%
2022 61.99 219th 621 64.7%
2023 61.76 217th 626 65.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.91 52nd 185 71.9%
2019 84.87 18th 195 90.8%
2021 84.14 20th 199 89.9%
2022 73.30 43rd 226 81.0%
2023 67.38 64th 249 74.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 65.17 23rd 156 85.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.06 205th 424 51.7%
2019 30.02 293rd 446 34.3%
2021 40.37 189th 432 56.3%
2022 35.26 340th 544 37.5%
2023 37.80 343rd 597 42.5%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.14 149th 449 66.8%
2019 63.11 125th 475 73.7%
2021 69.05 89th 475 81.3%
2022 64.55 195th 594 67.2%
2023 60.45 223rd 588 62.1%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.38 110th 349 68.5%
2019 44.47 179th 364 50.8%
2021 43.38 157th 334 53.0%
2022 38.35 171st 330 48.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.37 1st 100 99.0%
2019 50.59 188th 325 42.2%
2021 73.34 62nd 337 81.6%
2022 69.13 120th 398 69.8%
2023 55.72 211th 403 47.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.35 1st 32 96.9%
2019 71.02 7th 33 78.8%
2021 69.42 7th 41 82.9%
2022 71.22 12th 47 74.5%
2023 68.51 15th 48 68.8%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Military Connected Students!

Rank History for Male students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.99 92nd 463 80.1%
2019 55.38 168th 488 65.6%
2021 68.03 90th 481 81.3%
2022 58.38 213th 585 63.6%
2023 62.11 211th 602 65.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 67.20 33rd 91 63.7%
2023 30.58 73rd 98 25.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.20 208th 359 42.1%
2019 37.69 192nd 369 48.0%
2021 46.53 130th 364 64.3%
2022 29.48 299th 430 30.5%
2023 33.35 273rd 434 37.1%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.12 65th 340 80.9%
2019 43.79 150th 354 57.6%
2021 61.82 56th 370 84.9%
2022 57.91 139th 436 68.1%
2023 65.88 112th 449 75.1%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for Native American students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.62 2nd 16 87.5%
2019 69.95 3rd 17 82.4%
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Rank History for White students at Pinecrest High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.94 79th 427 81.5%
2019 66.29 98th 444 77.9%
2021 72.88 68th 439 84.5%
2022 68.52 173rd 534 67.6%
2023 66.72 178th 537 66.9%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Open Quote This school its fantastic! Great opportunities for kids and really good teaching. Administration listens no promises plenty for kids to get involved in. Excellent place to go to school. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Open Quote Pinecrest and the school system in general are a mess. After a year I pulled my child out and sent them to a private school. After speaking with the principle and an assistant principle, I was worried and went to the administration. They were even worse! These people don't think, and once they take a hasty position, will not budge no matter how ludicrous. To be clear, this view was formed over interacting with Pinecrest and the school board for a number of years. I would not send my child to any school run by these inept and unmotivated individuals! Just for the record, my child was never disciplined or had trouble at this school, my experiences with the principle(Joel County) and the administration in general prompted this warning(this is not a retaliatory posting). Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pinecrest High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 834 560 5 8 11 n/a n/a -9 1409
1989 773 548 4 3 14 n/a n/a 0 1342
1990 774 502 6 5 10 n/a n/a 0 1297
1991 756 474 4 6 15 n/a n/a 6 1261
1992 762 515 9 11 16 n/a n/a 0 1313
1993 762 510 11 10 8 n/a n/a 0 1301
1994 774 530 12 8 16 n/a n/a 0 1340
1995 854 571 9 7 15 n/a n/a 0 1456
1996 854 571 9 7 15 n/a n/a 0 1456
1997 859 546 12 13 10 n/a n/a 0 1440
1998 880 568 14 24 10 n/a n/a 0 1496
1999 944 540 9 24 14 n/a n/a 0 1531
2000 989 514 16 27 11 n/a n/a 0 1557
2001 1018 517 15 27 12 n/a n/a 0 1589
2002 1112 527 14 35 9 n/a n/a 0 1697
2003 1112 527 14 35 9 n/a n/a 0 1697
2004 1204 580 14 31 12 n/a n/a 0 1841
2005 1259 629 17 36 17 n/a n/a 0 1958
2006 1255 597 20 50 20 n/a n/a 0 1942
2007 1267 550 22 58 19 n/a n/a 53 1969
2008 1237 529 24 61 17 n/a n/a 53 1921
2009 1297 587 34 82 15 n/a n/a 0 2015
2010 1320 604 31 83 20 n/a n/a 0 2058
2011 1344 526 25 111 17 0 54 0 2077
2012 1324 509 27 120 20 1 62 0 2063
2013 1336 504 28 137 23 1 53 0 2082
2014 1338 548 34 145 24 2 52 0 2143
2015 1350 514 38 163 27 3 54 0 2149
2016 1406 518 41 167 30 4 55 0 2221
2017 1357 501 40 185 27 5 63 0 2178
2018 1326 440 34 207 33 6 73 0 2119
2019 1321 439 36 213 33 4 74 0 2120
2020 1335 413 37 218 29 7 91 0 2130
2021 1337 411 43 234 31 6 111 0 2173
2022 1334 403 50 280 23 4 125 0 2219
2023 1345 373 44 293 23 1 142 0 2221

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pinecrest High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1409 86.0 16.3 18.4
1989 1342 88.0 15.2 29.4
1990 1297 87.0 14.9 23.8
1991 1261 87.0 14.4 24.5
1992 1313 87.0 15.0 10.3
1993 1301 75.0 17.3 18.3
1994 1340 84.0 16.0 18.6
1995 1456 97.0 15.0 20.3
1996 1456 97.0 15.0 20.3
1997 1440 92.0 15.7 20.5
1998 1496 99.0 15.1 18.1
1999 1531 99.0 15.5 20.6
2000 1557 99.0 15.7 19.3
2001 1589 99.0 16.1 16.9
2002 1697 113.0 15.0 24.6
2003 1697 113.0 15.0 24.6
2004 1841 113.0 16.3 23
2005 1958 113.0 17.3 24.2
2006 1942 113.0 17.2 25.8
2007 1969 108.2 18.2 28.9
2008 1921 110.2 17.4 27.4
2009 2015 110.2 18.3 26.5
2010 2058 118.9 17.3 29.5
2011 2077 119.5 17.3 32.5
2012 2063 113.3 18.2 33.5
2013 2082 115.3 18.0 35.4
2014 2143 105.0 20.3 32.6
2015 2149 107.0 20.0 32.9
2016 2221 110.0 20.1 30.6
2017 2178 108.9 19.9 30.2
2018 2119 109.4 19.3 28.4
2019 2120 105.8 20.0 30.9
2020 2130 104.7 20.3 25.9
2021 2173 102.4 21.2 23.5
2022 2219 105.5 21.0 23.3
2023 2221 101.5 21.8 33.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Pinecrest High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1409 86.0 16.3 18.4
1989 1342 88.0 15.2 29.4
1990 1297 87.0 14.9 23.8
1991 1261 87.0 14.4 24.5
1992 1313 87.0 15.0 10.3
1993 1301 75.0 17.3 18.3
1994 1340 84.0 16.0 18.6
1995 1456 97.0 15.0 20.3
1996 1456 97.0 15.0 20.3
1997 1440 92.0 15.7 20.5
1998 1496 99.0 15.1 18.1
1999 1531 99.0 15.5 20.6
2000 1557 99.0 15.7 19.3
2001 1589 99.0 16.1 16.9
2002 1697 113.0 15.0 24.6
2003 1697 113.0 15.0 24.6
2004 1841 113.0 16.3 23
2005 1958 113.0 17.3 24.2
2006 1942 113.0 17.2 25.8
2007 1969 108.2 18.2 28.9
2008 1921 110.2 17.4 27.4
2009 2015 110.2 18.3 26.5
2010 2058 118.9 17.3 29.5
2011 2077 119.5 17.3 32.5
2012 2063 113.3 18.2 33.5
2013 2082 115.3 18.0 35.4
2014 2143 105.0 20.3 32.6
2015 2149 107.0 20.0 32.9
2016 2221 110.0 20.1 30.6
2017 2178 108.9 19.9 30.2
2018 2119 109.4 19.3 28.4
2019 2120 105.8 20.0 30.9
2020 2130 104.7 20.3 25.9
2021 2173 102.4 21.2 23.5
2022 2219 105.5 21.0 23.3
2023 2221 101.5 21.8 33.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pinecrest High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $635 (8.2%) $7,132 (91.8%) $7,767

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Pinecrest High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 143rd of 514 High schoolsRanks 217th of 626 High schools
 6.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Pinecrest High)66.972.1
 5.2%
   End of Course Biology (Moore County Schools)61.860.8
 1%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Pinecrest High)64.767.6
 2.9%
   End of Course English II (Moore County Schools)62.362
 0.3%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Pinecrest High)54.638.7
 15.9%
   End of Course Math I (Moore County Schools)54.238.6
 15.6%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Pinecrest High)50.266.2
 16%
   End of Course Math III (Moore County Schools)53.167.6
 14.5%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.858.3
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21202221
 4.8%
African American439373
 15%
American Indian3323
 30.3%
Asian3644
 22.2%
Hispanic213293
 37.6%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White13211345
 1.8%
Two or More Races74142
 91.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.9%33.8%
 2.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pinecrest High

Pinecrest High ranks 217th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Pinecrest High are 61% White, 17% African American, 13% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,221 students attended Pinecrest High.

Pinecrest High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Aberdeen Elementary
Elementary : Pinehurst Elementary
Elementary : Southern Pines Elementary
Elementary : West End Elementary
Elementary : West Pine Elementary
Middle : Southern Middle
Middle : West Pine Middle


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