With 88 schools and almost 54,000 students, our faculties have the experience necessary in educating military-connected students. By teaching the third largest concentration of military students in the world, we know the issues and needs of military children varies from that of their civilian peers. We have the services, programs, and people who understand the issues and work hard to find solutions - we speak their language.
With strong partnerships to regional higher education establishments, competitive athletic programs and extracurricular activities for every interest, our task is to prepare students for the world in which they live. Our students go on to this country’s most prestigious academic institutions, many of them earning scholarships and other aid and recognition.
Fayetteville/Cumberland County is also home to nearly 20 private schools, many of which offer education at Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade levels. Denominations include Baptist, Catholic, Church of God, and Pentecostal Holiness, as well as the non-sectarian Fayetteville Academy. A majority of the schools consistently rank well above the national average on standardized testing, while a high number of graduates continue their education into college or serve in the military. Additionally, a high percentage of graduates qualify for scholarships and other financial assistance.
With a wide range of educational, vocational and business training schools, Fayetteville/Cumberland County provides its citizens with limitless options in higher education. Our county can proudly say that it offers unique educational opportunities at all post-secondary education levels - including two-year and four-year, both public and private. Its three quality colleges – Methodist University, Fayetteville State University and Fayetteville Technical Community College - are safe, accessible, affordable and flexible, and all have academic programs that are nationally and internationally accredited.
To find out which school is right for you and your family, ask to an Army’s Army volunteer
For more information, please visit the Cumberland County School System website.