Carteret County Public Schools

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Carteret County Public Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Carteret County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Dan Novey
Accreditation AdvancED
Schools 16
Budget $ 95,694,000
NCES District ID 3700630[1]
Students and staff
Students 8,626
Teachers 636.55 (on FTE basis)
Staff 504.45 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 13.55:1
Other information

Carteret County Public Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Carteret County, North Carolina. Its 16 schools serve 8,626 students as of the 2010–2011 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–2011 school year, Carteret County Public Schools had a total population of 8,626 students and 636.55 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 13.55:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 52% male to 48% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 80%; Black, 7%; Hispanic, 5%; American Indian, 1%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% (two or more races: 6%).[2] For the same school year, 73.96% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]

Governance and funding[edit]

The primary governing body of Carteret County Public Schools follows a council–manager government format with a seven-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Second District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The seven members of the Board of Education generally meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The current members of the board are: Al Hill (Chair), Cathy Neagle (Vice Chair), David Carr, June Fulcher, Perry Harker, Mark Mansfield, and John "Bubba" McLean.[5]


The current superintendent of Carteret County Public Schools is Dan Novey. He has been superintendent since April of 2009 replacing Brad Sneeden who died in October, 2008. Novey was formerly an assistant superintendent with Parkland School District in Allentown, Pennsylvania.[6]


For the 2008–09 school year, expenditures totaled $ 95,694,000.[1] Public school districts in North Carolina do not have their own taxation authority; they are fiscally dependent on the State and their respective county Board of Commissioners. The county Boards of Commissioners vote on funding levels proposed by the school system.[7]

In 2010, The Carteret County Public School Foundation was formed to provide supplemental funding for the system in order to promote teaching and educational achievements in STEM fields, reading and writing skills, pre-school education, visual arts, and innovation in education. They received their first large donation of $ 25,000 from PotashCorp-Aurora, in 2012.[8]

Member schools[edit]

Carteret County Public Schools has 16 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 16 schools are separated into three high schools, four middle schools, and nine elementary schools.[9]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Beaufort Middle School (Beaufort)
  • Broad Creek Middle School (Newport)
  • Morehead City Middle School (Morehead City)
  • Newport Middle School (Newport)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Atlantic Elementary School (Atlantic)
  • Beaufort Elementary School (Beaufort)
  • Bogue Sound Elementary School (Newport)
  • Harkers Island Elementary School (Harkers Island)
  • Morehead City Elementary School at Camp Glenn (Morehead City)
  • Morehead City Primary School (Morehead City)
  • Newport Elementary School (Newport)
  • Smyrna Elementary School (Smyrna)
  • White Oak Elementary School (Cape Carteret)


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year:[10]

  • Croatan is a 2A school in the East Central Conference.
  • East Carteret is a 1A school in the Coastal Plains Conference.
  • West Carteret is a 3A school in the Coastal Conference.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Carteret County Public Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Board of Education". Carteret County Public Schools. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Pippin, Jannette (May 6, 2009). "New Carteret superintendent meets with the community". The Jacksonville Daily News. 
  7. ^ "Fiscal Independence Issue Brief" (PDF). NCSBA website. North Carolina School Boards Association. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "School foundation receives $25,000 donation". The Jacksonville Daily News. November 25, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Carteret County Public Schools". NC School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 

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