Terry Sanford High School

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Terry Sanford High School
2301 Fort Bragg Rd
North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 35°03′53″N 78°54′56″W / 35.0647°N 78.9155°W / 35.0647; -78.9155Coordinates: 35°03′53″N 78°54′56″W / 35.0647°N 78.9155°W / 35.0647; -78.9155
School type Public high school
Founded 1954
School district Cumberland County Schools
Principal Robert Guzman
Teaching staff 79.60 (FTE)
Enrollment 1,307 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 16.42
Color(s) Blue & White         
Athletics conference Cape Fear Valley Conference
Team name Bulldogs

Terry Sanford High School (formerly known as Fayetteville High School) is a public high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. It is named after Terry Sanford, who was a North Carolina state senator, Governor of North Carolina and a United States Senator. It includes grades 9-12 and is a part of the Cumberland County School System and is one of the oldest schools in the system. Terry Sanford operates under the traditional 10 month calendar.

Terry Sanford was recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2006 for receiving the Silver Medal in the annual list of America’s Best High Schools.


Terry Sanford offers honors level classes in most academic areas.[2] The school is also home to the Global Studies program and a freshman academy.

School of Global Studies

The Terry Sanford School of Global Studies is a choice program of three major components: Academic Excellence, Global Awareness, and Cultural Activities.[3]


The demographic breakdown of the 1,307 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:

  • Male - 50.5%
  • Female - 49.5%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 1.8%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 5.5%
  • Black - 35.4%
  • Hispanic - 8.4%
  • White - 42.9%
  • Multiracial - 6.0%

In addition, 39.6% of the students qualified for free or reduced lunch.[1]


Terry Sanford's sports teams play under the name "Bulldogs". The school has 17 varsity teams which compete in the Cape Fear Valley Conference.[4] Many of the school's athletic teams including the soccer and football teams compete in "Terry Sanford Stadium".

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Profile :: Terry Sanford High School". Ccs.k12.nc.us. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  3. ^ "TSHS Global Studies". Tshs.ccs.k12.nc.us. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  4. ^ "TSHS:Sports Main Page". Tshs.ccs.k12.nc.us. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/dwayneallen/2533046/profile
  6. ^ Dukes, Brian (2013-07-15). "Author and journalist Greg Campbell to tell Chris Hondros' story". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Gene Hobbs Wins 2010 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award". Divers Alert Network. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  8. ^ Woolverton, Paul (2011-04-22). "Chris Hondros: The human cost of war". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Shanaelle Petty" (in Croatian). Miss Universe Croatia. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Is Another Championship Season in the Making?". New York Times. 1996-12-22. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  11. ^ [1] Archived December 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Kiley, Kevin (February 18, 2013). "Stepping Out of the Spotlight". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 

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