School Details

Charles B Aycock High School

5460 U.S. 117, Pikeville, NC 27863
(919) 242-3400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1151 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

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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
  • Wayne County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

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About this school

Charles B Aycock High School is a public high school in Pikeville. The principal of Charles B Aycock High School is Dr Earl Moore, whose e-mail is 1,151 children attend Charles B Aycock High School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 36% of the 1,151 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Charles B Aycock High School is 16:1. Wayne Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 5%
Hispanic 8% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 35%
Asian 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a freshman at cba and sports do run this school. I played jv football so you could say im more popular than others but baseball is the biggest issue with favoritism out here. If you want to try out you better be in tight with the coaches and have plenty of money. I am a very good baseball player(not trying to brag here just stating a point) and i chose not to even try out because i was tired of the favoritism. If your parents don't kiss the coach's butt you're not making it let alone start. You'll also find a lot of stuck-up people out here that think they are better than everyone else(probably because they play sports). The teachers are alright some just expect you to know the material after one class period and take a quiz the next day and a test the next day.

  • (5 years ago)

    We had heard good things about CBA but we were sadly dissapointed when our children actually started school. As a parent I am very disturbed by the over crowded classes (children sitting on tables because there are not enough chairs and children sitting 6 or 7 to a table meant for 4) and the employment of teachers who have no clue how to teach (not all the teachers but between my 3 children they have had several this year). Most of my questions to the school have been met with hostility and the principal was less then truthful and very condescending in the one conversation that I have had with him. We are also having problems with the graduation project coordinator who will not return any of my e-mails or phone calls. Academically I feel this school is lacking but if it is sports you want this is your school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Unfortunately this is the best school in Wayne County. It is all about sports and who you know. I graduated in 2005 and was in shell shock when I got to UNC Chapel Hill. I was not prepared in the slightest and I graduated 3rd in my class from CBA. If your child wants an easier college and wants to focus on sports then by all means go here if you have connections. My sister wanted to be on the tennis team but it was essentially picked before tryouts because how good you are isn't as big as a factor as how much money you can put into the program and who you know. My younger sister transferred to Wayne Early Middle College High School which is definitely something to look into. My youngest brother transferred to a private school so he would be prepared for college.

  • (7 years ago)

    the principle has changed this school so much and not in a good way!

  • (7 years ago)

    We are a military family that moved to the SJAFB area from the UK the schools in this area were a bit of a let down as far a asthetics. Our child excels at CBA and is not on a sports team or are we deep rooted to this area. It's unfortunate to see parents beating up a school that is working very hard to teach kids. Yes it is crowded it is old but the academics are good. Isn't that what really counts. CBA NorWayne and Northwest schools are the best in Wayne county. Do the research and you'll see.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at CBA and I love it there. I just started there a month ago and everone greated me and were nice. I am from Wilson and when I started I was scared and nervous. Yes it took me a week to get use to it but as I was homesick for my old high school everyone greated em and made me feal at home. I am very popular there now. But I recamend it to anyone!

  • (8 years ago)

    as a parent of a child at c.b.a. i think the school mainly focuses on sports not the students. if you play sports you have it made. i some times think the coaches run the school. education in my opion is not at the top of the list. sports is at the top. mr. radford the principal is really great and the teachers also. i think the school is very bias.its not what you know its who you know. education is very important to me but i feel like you have to play sports and be a yes person in order to acheive at this has alot of students so you have to constantly compete in order to excell.if you want to play sports then this is the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a student who attends Charles B. Aycock . This is not a great one to pick if you're a minority. The administration is very bias. The students who love this school usually have parents or friends who are working here. I would not recommend this school to anyone especially if you are against prejudice people.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that this school is a very good school to attend. My daughter absolutely loves it here. We were not originally from Wayne county and the people here accepted her and included her. Yes the school is over crowded but they have adapted to it as best they can. Ya know it must be a pretty good school to have people drive their kids a good 20-25 minutes to get them to CBA. They have a very good educational program and my daughter has learned a lot. Personally i think this is a 'great school.' I would highly recommend it to anybody!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at CBA. I absolutely love this school! They have great teachers and a wonderful guidance program. The teachers and guidance counselors are always there for you if you need them and they will help you in any way possible. The halls buses and lunch room are crowed but the school has found ways to cope with this. They have learned to work with what they have got. Yes the students have their own little groups of friends and at times it can be hard to make friends but once you get in (which doesn't take too long) you have got you a group of friends that will stick with you no matter what. I would totally recommend this school to anybody that I meet!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school lacks a great deal but favoritism is not on that list. The school is overcrowded and teacher accountibility does not appear in great evidence. If you like sports this is a very competitive school but you better have deep roots to Wayne County if you wish to compete. I would not recommend this school to those moving to the area.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school lacks teacher discipline is overcrowded the buses are overcrowded. It is ripe with familial favoritism for the 'older' Wayne County families. There is no student guidance to speak of. After our experience with this school I would not recommend it to anyone that was not from this county originally.

  • (11 years ago)

    We came all the way from California just to have our child attend this great school. You all should consider a better invorment and school for your child. The Lewis

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