Hugh M. Cummings High School

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Hugh M. Cummings, III Senior High School
2200 North Mebane St.
Burlington, North Carolina 27217
United States
Motto Second to None
Established 1970
Principal Emmet Alexander (2010-present)
Grades Ninth - Twelfth grade
Number of students 963 students
Schedule type block
Schedule block
Color(s) blue and gold         
Mascot Cavalier

Coordinates: 36°05′19″N 79°23′47″W / 36.0885°N 79.3965°W / 36.0885; -79.3965

Hugh M. Cummings, III Senior High School [1] (grades 9-12) in Burlington, North Carolina, and part of the Alamance-Burlington School System. The school opened in 1970 and serves the east side of the city. The school is currently a part of the Mid-State 2A conference.


Cummings is also the home to multiple state champions in football, basketball and track. The "Cavaliers" brought home four state championships in 2007 alone (football, men's basketball, and stand out women's indoor track, women's outdoor track). Brandon Tate, an alumnus of the school, was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. The Cavaliers won the state 3A championship in football in 1988,1990,and 1992. Led by Coach Dave Gutshall with Quarterbacks Chucky Burnette, Donnie Davis and Ernest Tinnin, who all have their numbers 12,10, and 15 retired in the schools gymnasium.

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