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Communications Department

Carteret County Points of Pride -

Each year, school performance grades for all public and charter schools are released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in fulfillment of legislation by the North Carolina General Assembly.

For high schools, the grade is derived from seven achievement indicators and an End-of-Course exam growth score.  The formula is rigorous.  For example, only 14 traditional public high schools scored A’s; only 37 traditional public high schools scored 80 or higher.  Thirty-two of the top 37 are from metropolitan areas and their suburbs.  Most are 3A and 4A in terms of school size. 

Once again, Carteret County high schools compared very well against the 350-plus traditional public high schools in the state.  Croatan ranked 11th, West Carteret tied for 21st and East Carteret tied for 37th.   The only other school system with similar results is Chapel Hill-Carrboro City; all three of their high schools finished in the top 33. 

A few highlights from the 2015-2016 school performance grades are as follows:

  • Re-ranking the Top 37 by growth, Croatan finished 3rd, West Carteret finished 6th and East Carteret finished 21st.
  • Croatan was the highest achieving A+, maximum growth school in the state.
  • Croatan had the highest grade among traditional 2A’s.
  • East Carteret had the second highest grade among traditional 1A’s.

Highlights from the 2016-2017 school performance grades will soon be available.
The achievements of our high schools reflect the hard work and dedication of students, parents and staff at all grade levels.

By The Numbers -

18 schools
8,422 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (based on second month enrollment)
1,026 employees (largest employer in the county)
104 buses transport about 4,044 students to and from school daily
About 2,370 breakfasts and 5,000 lunches served each school day



Communications Office Contact Information
Tabbie Nance
Communications Director
252-728-4583, ext. 1137