Scotland High School

Summary:

Scotland High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Laurinburg, North Carolina, with a diverse student population of over 1,000 students. The school faces significant academic challenges, consistently performing below state and district averages on end-of-course exams.

According to the key insights, Scotland High School has a low statewide ranking, placing in the bottom half of North Carolina high schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's performance on various student group metrics is also concerning, with African American, Hispanic, and Native American students performing significantly worse than their White and Asian peers. Additionally, the school has an extremely high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, exceeding 97% in recent years, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

In contrast, the nearby Scotland Early College High is a top-performing school in the state, ranking 114 out of 626 high schools in 2022-2023 with a 4-star rating. This suggests that the traditional high school model may be struggling to meet the needs of the student population at Scotland High School, which is part of the Scotland County Schools district, ranked 204 out of 243 districts in the state.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1000 West Church St
       Laurinburg, NC  28352-3834


(910) 276-7370

District: Scotland County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
532nd of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,796 Help


Feeder schools for Scotland High School:

Elementary:    Laurel Hill Elementary
    South Johnson Elementary
    Sycamore Lane Elementary
    Sycamore Lane Primary
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Middle:    Carver Middle
    Spring Hill Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  1,445

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.8%
White:
27.2%
American Indian:
15.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  97.9% Help


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Compare Details Scotland High School ranks worse than 85% of high schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Scotland High School has the largest high school student body size in the Scotland County Schools District. Student population at Scotland High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (47.8%), White (27.2%), American Indian (15.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 97.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Scotland High School is 18.1. 1 high schools in the Scotland County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Scotland High School is $11,796. 1 high schools in the Scotland County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Scotland High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Scotland High School 532nd of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Scotland High School in the ranking list.)

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Scotland County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Scotland County Schools 204th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Scotland High School

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Rank History for all students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 19.72 390th 505 22.8%
2014 12.44 395th 451 12.4%
2015 28.69 344th 531 35.2%
2016 25.22 349th 507 31.2%
2017 24.68 341st 476 28.4%
2018 28.67 323rd 469 31.1%
2019 21.18 396th 514 23.0%
2021 20.59 478th 594 19.5%
2022 17.77 518th 621 16.6%
2023 16.81 532nd 626 15.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.22 109th 185 41.1%
2019 32.54 142nd 195 27.2%
2021 32.22 138th 199 30.7%
2022 26.88 176th 226 22.1%
2023 49.85 117th 249 53.0%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.27 295th 424 30.4%
2019 27.73 312th 446 30.0%
2021 28.64 281st 432 35.0%
2022 20.45 463rd 544 14.9%
2023 21.64 494th 597 17.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.50 362nd 449 19.4%
2019 20.79 388th 475 18.3%
2021 20.65 371st 475 21.9%
2022 15.64 511th 594 14.0%
2023 16.84 507th 588 13.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.58 222nd 349 36.4%
2019 26.96 282nd 364 22.5%
2021 45.41 141st 334 57.8%
2022 28.77 233rd 330 29.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.06 18th 100 82.0%
2019 18.28 300th 325 7.7%
2021 26.68 276th 337 18.1%
2022 24.78 347th 398 12.8%
2023 19.40 373rd 403 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.99 317th 463 31.5%
2019 18.57 399th 488 18.2%
2021 19.23 386th 481 19.8%
2022 18.31 488th 585 16.6%
2023 15.75 519th 602 13.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.10 217th 359 39.6%
2019 32.19 243rd 369 34.1%
2021 28.14 253rd 364 30.5%
2022 25.75 340th 430 20.9%
2023 23.74 350th 434 19.4%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.58 347th 436 20.4%
2023 40.64 248th 449 44.8%
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Rank History for Native American students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.46 12th 16 25.0%
2019 38.01 13th 17 23.5%
2021 38.70 7th 13 46.2%
2022 33.05 12th 15 20.0%
2023 46.73 8th 16 50.0%
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Rank History for White students at Scotland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.23 267th 427 37.5%
2019 19.92 373rd 444 16.0%
2021 27.48 305th 439 30.5%
2022 20.07 452nd 534 15.4%
2023 17.91 473rd 537 11.9%
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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Enrollment information for Scotland High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 546 789 14 13 232 0 45 0 1639
2013 500 746 13 26 243 0 47 0 1575
2014 479 739 13 21 231 1 54 0 1538
2015 462 774 15 35 239 0 56 0 1581
2016 456 734 11 37 243 0 55 0 1536
2017 451 699 14 31 234 0 55 0 1484
2018 459 693 13 37 226 0 57 0 1485
2019 413 630 14 29 206 2 56 0 1350
2020 401 622 15 30 201 3 81 0 1353
2021 396 618 12 35 205 3 62 0 1331
2022 380 643 9 37 207 2 61 0 1339
2023 393 690 9 48 218 3 84 0 1445

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 Scotland High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 1639 104.5 15.6 65.3
2013 1575 110.6 14.2 71.9
2014 1538 98.5 15.6 71.1
2015 1581 94.0 16.8 99.8
2016 1536 100.0 15.3 99.5
2017 1484 97.1 15.2 95.3
2018 1485 99.0 14.9 97.8
2019 1350 93.5 14.4 99.8
2020 1353 89.0 15.1 99.8
2021 1331 93.3 14.2 99.8
2022 1339 91.0 14.7 99.4
2023 1445 79.7 18.1 97.9

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 Scotland High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 1639 104.5 15.6 65.3
2013 1575 110.6 14.2 71.9
2014 1538 98.5 15.6 71.1
2015 1581 94.0 16.8 99.8
2016 1536 100.0 15.3 99.5
2017 1484 97.1 15.2 95.3
2018 1485 99.0 14.9 97.8
2019 1350 93.5 14.4 99.8
2020 1353 89.0 15.1 99.8
2021 1331 93.3 14.2 99.8
2022 1339 91.0 14.7 99.4
2023 1445 79.7 18.1 97.9

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 Scotland High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,003 (8.5%) $10,793 (91.5%) $11,796

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 396th of 514 High schoolsRanks 532nd of 626 High schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Scotland High School)39.330.7
 8.6%
   End of Course Biology (Scotland County Schools)42.234
 8.2%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Scotland High School)39.645.1
 5.5%
   End of Course English II (Scotland County Schools)44.847.7
 2.9%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Scotland High School)27.18.9
 18.2%
   End of Course Math I (Scotland County Schools)28.614.7
 13.9%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Scotland High School)3236.3
 4.3%
   End of Course Math III (Scotland County Schools)38.444.2
 5.8%
   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 Students13501445
 7%
African American630690
 9.5%
American Indian206218
 5.8%
Asian149
 35.7%
Hispanic2948
 65.5%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White413393
 4.8%
Two or More Races5684
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.8%97.9%
 1.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Scotland High School

Scotland High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Laurel Hill Elementary
Elementary : South Johnson Elementary
Elementary : Sycamore Lane Elementary
Elementary : Sycamore Lane Primary
Elementary : Wagram Elementary
Middle : Carver Middle
Middle : Spring Hill Middle

Scotland High School ranks in the bottom 15.0% of North Carolina high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,445 students attended Scotland High School.

Students at Scotland High School are 48% African American, 27% White, 15% American Indian, 6% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.


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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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