Sanderson High School

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5500 Dixon Dr

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 881-4800

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,012

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for Sanderson High School

This school works against you every step of the way. Before I graduated, I married an United States Sailor and changed my last name. The office women put me down and paraded my marriage certificate around, asking for people's opinions on me marrying so young and always asking me when I was due. I was ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/12/13

This school has gone downhill fast. This year (2013-2014), the scheduling and student services staff have done an AWFUL job in preparing for a switch to a new system. NONE of the other area high schools had problems. Students received their schedules weeks before school started. Sanderson had the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

I LD child who attend Sanderson. He has done very very well there. Everyone from the Administration to his IEP team to his classroom teachers have always helped him to succeed. He is a proud AFROTC cadet. This Program is excellant. It has won the distinguished unit award every year for the past 8 years. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/12

Sanderson is a well kept secret. It s not inside the beltline so it doesn t get the recognition that Broughton does. It is a great school and it has a family feeling. It s has an inclusive attitude for all the students who are there to learn. There are several programs designed to help students. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/19/12

Trying to get back into the Sanderson school district because I love the Special Education services that my now junior has been receiving. I totally agree that Sanderson is Raleigh's best kept secret. I would not want my child to be enrolled anyplace else.

Posted by a parent on 08/16/12

I have had one student graduate from Sanderson...doing great in college. He was definitely prepared for the rigors of college classes. Have another son that is currently a junior. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Great coaches, teachers and administration.

Posted by a parent on 01/25/12

Sanderson is truly the best kept secret in Raleigh. Excellent teachers, rigorous academics, strong administration, and a real sense of community. Sanderson has very high test scores and success in the university system. We've had two children attend Sanderson and we would not choose any other high school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/08/12

I graduated from Sanderson in 2006. I thought the school was wonderful. Very diverse. The teachers were great! I had a problem with one teacher, but I think that it was more because she was new and young. Other than that, it was great. Mrs. Moore was wonderful even though she's not there anymore. I had ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/01/09

Sanderson is a very good school. All the teachers a dedicated to their students, and do all they can to help them do well. Sanderson is very diverse, and gives students a chance to meet many kinds of people. The disipline is also very good at Sanderson, there are rarely any violence. Sanderson is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/14/08

I just had a daughter graduate from Sanderson and I'm glad she didn't go anywhere else. She came from a mostly white upper income middle school and her adjustment at first was a little difficult (mainly due to how diverse the student population at Sanderson is). Overtime, she learned to love it. Most ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/10/07

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Test scores for Sanderson High School

EOC* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Sanderson High School
Wake County Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Raleigh schools — Sanderson High School is located at 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh NC 27609. 5500 Dixon Dr is in the 27609 ZIP code in Raleigh, NC The school district for Sanderson High School is the Wake County Schools. Sanderson High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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