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Purnell Swett High (leave a review)
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+1 (910) 521-3253

11344 Deep Branch Road

Pembroke, North Carolina


About Purnell Swett High
9th Grade - 12th Grade

Purnell Swett High is located in the Public Schools of Robeson County district of the state of North Carolina. It is one of 42 schools in its district.

Purnell Swett High is a regular school, specialising in 9th Grade to 12th Grade. Compared to other schools in North Carolina, this is a relatively large school since it has an enrolment of 1,781 students.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Purnell Swett High, the average teaching salary of $37,070 is lower than the North Carolina state average of $41,603.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Purnell Swett High 1781$6,06119$37,0700.27
Pembroke Middle (2.43 miles) 633$7,28815$37,4230.34
CIS Academy (2.54 miles) 118$7,24615$35,3710.20
Pembroke Elementary (3.18 miles) 789$6,74421$39,3590.33
Prospect Elementary (3.77 miles) 967$6,53718$41,4900.12
Union Elementary (4.83 miles) 472$6,51620$38,5180.16

Purnell Swett High

Number of pupils1781
Funding per pupil$6,061
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$37,070
Diversity index0.27

Pembroke Middle (2.43 miles)

Number of pupils633
Funding per pupil$7,288
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$37,423
Diversity index0.34

CIS Academy (2.54 miles)

Number of pupils118
Funding per pupil$7,246
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$35,371
Diversity index0.20

Pembroke Elementary (3.18 miles)

Number of pupils789
Funding per pupil$6,744
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$39,359
Diversity index0.33

Prospect Elementary (3.77 miles)

Number of pupils967
Funding per pupil$6,537
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$41,490
Diversity index0.12

Union Elementary (4.83 miles)

Number of pupils472
Funding per pupil$6,516
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$38,518
Diversity index0.16
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Rankings within North Carolina
There are 2,655 schools in North Carolina. Rankings don't always go up to 2,655 because some schools have missing data.
51stlargest school
65thhighest number of FTE teachers
2413thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2097thhighest average teaching salary
1sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1852ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2302ndhighest diversity index
2459thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 5.5 hours

Kindergarten: 185 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 185 days

12th Grade: 185 days

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