Purnell Swett High School



Purnell Swett High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Purnell Swett High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 487
10 504
11 401
12 389

Purnell Swett High School is a public high school of the Public Schools of Robeson County located in Pembroke, NC. It has 1,781 students in grades 9th through 12th. Purnell Swett High School is the 51st largest public high school in North Carolina and the 2,267th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,781
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 95.68

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Purnell Swett High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 918
(52%)
3,760
(50%)
 Female 863
(48%)
3,719
(50%)

Purnell Swett High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 American Indian 1,519
(85%)
3,239
(43%)
 Black 135
(8%)
1,927
(26%)
 White 55
(3%)
1,175
(16%)
 Hispanic 36
(2%)
796
(11%)
 Two or More 35
(2%)
283
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
9
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
50
(1%)

Purnell Swett High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,778
(100%)
7,306
(98%)
 Not Eligible 3
(0%)
173
(2%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Purnell Swett High School is ranked 4th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Purnell Swett High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Purnell Swett High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1524
2006 1414
2007 1443
2008 1530
2009 1684
2010 1648
2011 1705
2012 1729
2013 1717
2014 1799
2015 1781

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.7
2006 14.3
2007 14.5
2008 16.2
2009 17
2010 16.6
2011 17.7
2012 17.9
2013 18
2014 18.9
2015 18.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.5255905511811
2006 0.5968882602546
2007
2008
2009 0.67933491686461
2010 0.69660194174757
2011 0.68211143695015
2012 0.75824175824176
2013 0.71636575422248
2014 0.99833240689272
2015 0.99831555306008

Compare Purnell Swett High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,860.0% 18.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 
This School 99.8%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Purnell Swett High School
Pembroke, NC
Public 09 - 12 1,781 18.6:1  
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Public 09 - 12 2,114 16.2:1 15 miles
Scotland High School
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