Saint Pauls High

Summary:

Saint Pauls High is a public high school in Saint Pauls, North Carolina, serving 1,151 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Public Schools of Robeson County district, which is ranked 218 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Saint Pauls High has consistently underperformed compared to state and district averages on End-of-Course (EOC) exams, with proficiency rates lower than the state and district in all four tested subjects. The school has been ranked in the bottom half of North Carolina high schools for the past several years, maintaining a 1- or 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. Performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with the school's Hispanic and Native American students performing relatively better compared to their peers statewide, while the White, African American, and multi-racial student groups perform significantly worse. Additionally, Saint Pauls High has an extremely high percentage of students (over 98%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

When comparing Saint Pauls High to other high schools in the same district, such as Lumberton Senior High and Red Springs High, as well as schools in the neighboring Hoke County and Cumberland County districts, Saint Pauls High generally performs worse on test scores and school rankings. However, the nearby PSRC Early College at RCC stands out as a high-performing school, ranking 26th in the state and achieving significantly higher proficiency rates than Saint Pauls High.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 648 North Old Stage Rd
       Saint Pauls, NC  28384-1241


(910) 865-4177

District: Public Schools of Robeson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
458th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,368 Help


Feeder schools for Saint Pauls High:

Elementary:    Parkton Elementary
    Saint Pauls Elementary
Middle:    Saint Pauls Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.4 Help
Number of students:  1,151

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
42.7%
African American:
21.5%
American Indian:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Saint Pauls High ranks worse than 73.2% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked high schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Saint Pauls High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (42.7%), African American (21.5%), American Indian (16.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Saint Pauls High is 21.4. 4 high schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Saint Pauls High is $10,368. 3 high schools in the Public Schools of Robeson County District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Saint Pauls High:

SchoolDigger ranks Saint Pauls High 458th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Saint Pauls High in the ranking list.)

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Public Schools of Robeson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Public Schools of Robeson County 218th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Saint Pauls High

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Rank History for all students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 53.13 208th 431 51.7%
2007 48.51 238th 453 47.5%
2008 41.09 315th 477 34.0%
2009 42.97 313th 490 36.1%
2010 44.79 320th 499 35.9%
2011 51.69 272nd 506 46.2%
2012 45.73 268th 502 46.6%
2013 21.21 374th 505 25.9%
2014 16.34 375th 451 16.9%
2015 24.30 372nd 531 29.9%
2016 24.08 360th 507 29.0%
2017 24.23 344th 476 27.7%
2018 24.80 353rd 469 24.7%
2019 28.99 354th 514 31.1%
2021 15.19 511th 594 14.0%
2022 30.22 434th 621 30.1%
2023 27.54 458th 626 26.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.49 112th 195 42.6%
2021 16.46 182nd 199 8.5%
2022 30.96 162nd 226 28.3%
2023 45.59 132nd 249 47.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.95 60th 147 59.2%
2019 54.26 47th 173 72.8%
2021 35.34 80th 124 35.5%
2022 42.16 69th 156 55.8%
2023 54.69 66th 226 70.8%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.78 259th 424 38.9%
2019 39.82 217th 446 51.3%
2021 19.15 374th 432 13.4%
2022 38.66 304th 544 44.1%
2023 34.23 374th 597 37.4%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.61 375th 449 16.5%
2019 31.23 332nd 475 30.1%
2021 12.27 424th 475 10.7%
2022 31.74 407th 594 31.5%
2023 27.27 434th 588 26.2%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.17 263rd 349 24.6%
2019 30.37 265th 364 27.2%
2022 21.17 293rd 330 11.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.96 57th 325 82.5%
2021 61.93 138th 337 59.1%
2022 71.38 101st 398 74.6%
2023 52.05 234th 403 41.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.08 334th 463 27.9%
2019 25.35 358th 488 26.6%
2021 17.52 399th 481 17.0%
2022 27.83 427th 585 27.0%
2023 27.46 442nd 602 26.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.33 261st 359 27.3%
2019 30.85 253rd 369 31.4%
2021 20.47 316th 364 13.2%
2022 40.14 222nd 430 48.4%
2023 40.62 226th 434 47.9%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.54 203rd 340 40.3%
2019 43.69 152nd 354 57.1%
2021 26.72 274th 370 25.9%
2022 43.76 214th 436 50.9%
2023 38.01 266th 449 40.8%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for Native American students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.54 10th 16 37.5%
2019 39.00 12th 17 29.4%
2021 31.81 12th 13 7.7%
2022 51.21 5th 15 66.7%
2023 40.37 11th 16 31.3%
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Rank History for White students at Saint Pauls High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.62 355th 427 16.9%
2019 29.95 311th 444 30.0%
2021 14.67 392nd 439 10.7%
2022 21.50 442nd 534 17.2%
2023 21.60 453rd 537 15.6%
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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Enrollment information for Saint Pauls High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 188 176 0 0 41 n/a n/a 2 407
1991 197 169 0 0 37 n/a n/a 1 404
1992 260 268 0 2 162 n/a n/a 1 693
1993 283 280 1 5 159 n/a n/a 0 728
1994 306 298 4 5 183 n/a n/a 0 796
1995 314 294 4 6 160 n/a n/a 0 778
1996 314 294 4 6 160 n/a n/a 0 778
1997 320 309 4 10 148 n/a n/a 0 791
1998 294 291 2 18 150 n/a n/a 0 755
1999 294 315 3 18 150 n/a n/a 0 780
2000 304 324 5 23 162 n/a n/a 0 818
2001 309 336 4 19 159 n/a n/a 0 827
2002 344 337 2 42 199 n/a n/a 0 924
2003 344 337 2 42 199 n/a n/a 0 924
2004 326 356 2 44 199 n/a n/a 0 927
2005 346 341 3 74 194 n/a n/a 0 958
2006 338 342 4 81 202 n/a n/a 0 967
2007 301 332 6 92 198 n/a n/a 5 934
2008 277 305 5 84 186 n/a n/a 6 863
2009 263 328 3 105 195 n/a n/a 0 894
2010 280 312 4 104 194 n/a n/a 0 894
2011 233 281 3 138 173 2 55 0 885
2012 251 267 2 162 187 2 57 0 928
2013 269 280 0 164 173 1 40 0 927
2014 236 279 1 180 170 0 27 0 893
2015 231 305 2 207 177 0 35 0 957
2016 219 282 4 235 159 0 34 0 933
2017 213 259 2 281 172 1 39 0 967
2018 198 255 1 294 168 0 43 0 959
2019 167 232 0 328 158 2 47 0 934
2020 168 222 0 343 169 1 59 0 962
2021 159 225 2 374 186 1 47 0 994
2022 150 229 3 428 187 1 55 0 1053
2023 160 248 3 491 189 2 58 0 1151

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 Saint Pauls High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 407 33.0 12.3 n/a
1991 404 34.0 11.8 0
1992 693 49.0 14.1 n/a
1993 728 48.0 15.2 36.4
1994 796 50.0 15.9 38.1
1995 778 56.0 13.9 36.1
1996 778 56.0 13.9 36.1
1997 791 54.0 14.6 31.9
1998 755 56.0 13.5 41.3
1999 780 56.0 13.9 50.1
2000 818 56.0 14.6 50.9
2001 827 56.0 14.8 52.4
2002 924 56.0 16.5 0
2003 924 56.0 16.5 0
2004 927 56.0 16.6 69.6
2005 958 65.0 14.7 65.7
2006 967 65.0 14.9 50.6
2007 934 64.9 14.4 65.6
2008 863 61.1 14.1 n/a
2009 894 60.9 14.7 n/a
2010 894 60.5 14.7 72.8
2011 885 61.3 14.4 75.5
2012 928 59.7 15.5 77
2013 927 61.0 15.1 78.3
2014 893 60.5 14.7 80.1
2015 957 62.0 15.4 98.4
2016 933 62.0 15.0 98.8
2017 967 62.5 15.4 96.4
2018 959 57.1 16.7 98.5
2019 934 61.3 15.2 99.7
2020 962 59.0 16.2 98.3
2021 994 60.4 16.4 99.7
2022 1053 58.1 18.1 98.4
2023 1151 53.6 21.4 98.9

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 Saint Pauls High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 407 33.0 12.3 n/a
1991 404 34.0 11.8 0
1992 693 49.0 14.1 n/a
1993 728 48.0 15.2 36.4
1994 796 50.0 15.9 38.1
1995 778 56.0 13.9 36.1
1996 778 56.0 13.9 36.1
1997 791 54.0 14.6 31.9
1998 755 56.0 13.5 41.3
1999 780 56.0 13.9 50.1
2000 818 56.0 14.6 50.9
2001 827 56.0 14.8 52.4
2002 924 56.0 16.5 0
2003 924 56.0 16.5 0
2004 927 56.0 16.6 69.6
2005 958 65.0 14.7 65.7
2006 967 65.0 14.9 50.6
2007 934 64.9 14.4 65.6
2008 863 61.1 14.1 n/a
2009 894 60.9 14.7 n/a
2010 894 60.5 14.7 72.8
2011 885 61.3 14.4 75.5
2012 928 59.7 15.5 77
2013 927 61.0 15.1 78.3
2014 893 60.5 14.7 80.1
2015 957 62.0 15.4 98.4
2016 933 62.0 15.0 98.8
2017 967 62.5 15.4 96.4
2018 959 57.1 16.7 98.5
2019 934 61.3 15.2 99.7
2020 962 59.0 16.2 98.3
2021 994 60.4 16.4 99.7
2022 1053 58.1 18.1 98.4
2023 1151 53.6 21.4 98.9

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 Saint Pauls High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,515 (14.6%) $8,853 (85.4%) $10,368

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Saint Pauls High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 354th of 514 High schoolsRanks 458th of 626 High schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Saint Pauls High)58.462.8
 4.4%
   End of Course Biology (Public Schools of Robeson County)4849.2
 1.2%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Saint Pauls High)35.233.1
 2.1%
   End of Course English II (Public Schools of Robeson County)41.538.4
 3.1%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Saint Pauls High)37.129.3
 7.8%
   End of Course Math I (Public Schools of Robeson County)30.728.5
 2.2%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Saint Pauls High)2622.3
 3.7%
   End of Course Math III (Public Schools of Robeson County)24.742.5
 17.8%
   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 Students9341151
 23.2%
African American232248
 6.9%
American Indian158189
 19.6%
Asian03
Hispanic328491
 49.7%
Pacific Islander22
White167160
 4.2%
Two or More Races4758
 23.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.7%98.9%
 0.8%


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Saint Pauls High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Parkton Elementary
Elementary : Saint Pauls Elementary
Middle : Saint Pauls Middle

Saint Pauls High ranks 458th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,151 students attended Saint Pauls High.

Students at Saint Pauls High are 43% Hispanic, 22% African American, 16% American Indian, 14% White, 5% Two or more races.


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