School Details

Freedom High

511 Independence Boulevard, Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-1310

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1106 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burke County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Freedom High is a public high school in Morganton. The principal of Freedom High is Mr Mike Swan, whose e-mail is 1,106 children attend Freedom High and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 1,106 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Freedom High is 14:1. J Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 11%
Asian 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 73%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Freedom is a most excellent diverse student oriented High School where the students excell both academiclly and athletically as well as in the arts (Band program is one of the best in Western North Carolina.)

  • (7 months ago)

    Freedom High School Morganton NC. I was surprised by the negative reviews concerning teacher involvement and lack of academic support. It is true that the school has a very successful athletic program; but it is also true that the school has the highest academic test scores of the 4 high schools in the district. The school consistently has more students earn scholarships each yr. than the others. Exceptional Fine Arts and JROTC programs round out a school that offers it's students tremendous educational opportunities.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would not recommend this school unless you are an athlete. It has a great athletic program and could be a great school if they put the same effort in their academic program. As stated by other parents communication between the school staff and the parents is non-existent. The school is filled with academically gifted students and others that could excel academically if only they were given the same support recognition and opportunities the athletes are given. I don't want to take anything away from athletic students because I know they work very hard keeping up their school work going to daily practice and competing. Alot is put on these young folks. I think the school should put just as much emphasis on academic excellence and focus on communication. The school does have a select few teachers who truely care about their students that work hard to see that each of their students succeed and try to keep open lines of communications. Until this school goes through a drastic change and puts more emphasis on thier academic program I would not recommend sending your child to this school unless they are an athlete.

  • (2 years ago)

    The only positive I can find in the is the Jrotc program. Academics are ok but teacher involvement is horrible. Extreme lack of communication. It is easier to get help from Microsoft that to just reach a teacher or counsler. The principal leads the school like a dictator. He is always looking down at you. Not at you.

  • (2 years ago)

    More teacher aides are needed in any school at Present. Children ratio to Teacher has doubled. Many subjects require more one on one attention at times and being an only mentor on hand May be too stressful and things are not conveyed as needed. Children may not understand a particular part and in turn the only teacher may not have the ability to give the one on one attention NEEDED...

  • (3 years ago)

    This is okay but not all teacher is kind to the student. They sometime judge the student by the way they look.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that teacher parent communication is very lacking. The solution to almost all problems are put the child in a class where they will not be a bother. My child has attended there 2 years and has struggled with school as he has never before. Teachers do not try and start or keep any kind of dialog with parents unless you are known.

  • (8 years ago)

    i think that in academics freedom high is highly ranked among other schools but in athletics there is alot of talent that should be recognized in sports other than basketball and football.

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