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61%
  • Tramway Elementary
  • 360 Center Church Road, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 691
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
57%
  • Lee Early College
  • 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 13 · Students: 288
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
51%
  • J R Ingram Jr Elementary
  • 3309 Wicker St, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 664
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
50%
  • Warren Williams Elementary Alternative
  • 901 Lawrence St, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 125
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
47%
  • Highland Elementary
  • 1915 Buffalo Lake Road, Sanford
  • Harnett County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 883
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
44%
  • J Glenn Edwards Elementary
  • 3115 Cemetery Rd, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 744
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
41%
  • Bt Bullock Elementary
  • 1410 Mcneill Road, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 710
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
41%
  • Deep River Elementary
  • 4000 Deep River Rd, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 609
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
40%
  • Highland Middle School
  • 345 Highland School Rd, Sanford
  • Harnett County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 299
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
40%
  • Sanlee Middle School
  • 2309 Tramway Rd, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 836
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
35%
  • West Lee Middle School
  • 3301 Wicker St, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 761
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
34%
  • Southern Lee High School
  • 2301 Tramway Road, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,179
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
31%
  • East Lee Middle School
  • 1337 Broadway Rd, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 686
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
29%
  • Lee County High
  • 1708 Nash Street, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,493
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
10%
  • Floyd L Knight Children Center
  • 607 W Mcintosh St, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 142
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
10%
  • Bragg Street Academy
  • 504 Bragg Street, Sanford
  • Lee County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 53
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
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Sanford school information

IndexSanfordNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores39%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools121,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Sanford, NC educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Sanford public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 11% lower than than the North Carolina average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sanford public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.6% have completed high school, 22.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Sanford

IndexSanfordNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school74.6%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college54.8%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.0%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.7%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.1%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.3%1.3%

Sanford, NC School Districts

Lee County SchoolsHarnett County Schools

There are a total of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Sanford. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Sanford, NC schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Sanford, NC, an average of 76.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.6% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Sanford schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Sanford, NC schools.

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Carthage, NC2,64446%6%
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Moncure, NC55245%10%
Mamers, NC1,14041%18%
Cameron, NC25837%26%
Sanford, NC29,04839%21%

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Norwood, MA29,01871%44%
Sanford, NC29,04839%21%
Source: The Sanford, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.