Southeast faculty is among the best within the GCS system. Thirty percent have a Master's degree or beyond. 63% have been teaching ten years or longer. Many teachers have received National Board Certification along with local, state, and national recognition for various accomplishments including publishing in professional journals, presenting at state teacher conventions, serving on state curriculum and testing committees, and receiving fellowships for additional academic study.
Among Southeast faculty are Teachers of the Year, Educators of the Year, Coaches of the Year, Athletic Trainer of the Year, a NC Holocaust Educator, and recipients of various awards and honors including the Toyota International Teacher Award, the FCCLA Master Advisor Award, and Who's Who Among American High School Teachers.