Columbus County Schools

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Columbus County Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Columbus County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Alan Faulk
Accreditation AdvancED
Schools 19
Budget $ 65,109,000
NCES District ID 3700960[1]
Students and staff
Students 6,798
Teachers 432.98 (on FTE basis)
Staff 448.58 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.70:1
Other information
Website www.columbus.k12.nc.us

Columbus County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Columbus County, North Carolina. Its 19 schools serve 6,798 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Columbus County Schools had a total population of 6,798 students and 432.98 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 15.70:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 51% female to 49% female. The demographic group makeup was: Black, 34%; White, 51%; Hispanic, 8%; American Indian, 6%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 0% (two or more races: 2%).[2] For the same school year, 75.90% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]

Governance[edit]

The primary governing body of Columbus County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a five-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 Fourth District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The five members of the Board of Education are: Monte Herring (Chair), Barbara Yates (Vice Chair), Junior Dew, Norris Ebron, and Worley T. Edwards.[5]

Superintendent[edit]

The current superintendent of the system is Alan Faulk. He became superintendent in May 2011. Faulk replaced Dan Strickland who retired from the system to take a position in Marion County, South Carolina.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Columbus County Schools has 19 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 19 schools are separated into five high schools, five middle schools, and nine elementary schools.[7][8]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Acme Delco Middle School (Delco)
  • Chadbourn Middle School (Chadbourn)
  • Hallsboro Middle School (Hallsboro)
  • Nakina Middle School (Nakina)
  • Tabor City Middle School (Tabor City)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Acme Delco Elementary School (Reigelwood)
  • Cerro Gordo Elementary School; grades PK–8 (Cerro Gordo)
  • Chadbourn Elementary School (Chadbourn)
  • Evergreen Elementary School; grades PK–8 (Evergreen)
  • Guideway Elementary School (Tabor City)
  • Hallsboro-Artesia Elementary School (Hallsboro)
  • Old Dock Elementary School (Whiteville)
  • Tabor City Elementary School (Tabor City)
  • Williams Township School; grades PK–8 (Whiteville)

Athletics[edit]

According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year:[9]

  • East and West Columbus are 2A schools in the Three Rivers Conference.
  • South Columbus is a 2A school in the Waccamaw Conference.
  • The Boys and Girls Home and Southeastern Early College do not have athletic teams.

Awards[edit]

Tabor City Middle School received the national American School Board Journal’s Magna Awards in 2011 based on their active REAL (Relevant, Engaging, Authentic Learning) program participation.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Columbus County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Columbus County Board of Education". Columbus County Schools. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Niven, Deuce (July 16, 2011). "Alan Faulk named Columbus County schools superintendent". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Schools". Columbus County Schools. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Columbus County Schools". NC School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ Barker, Ashley (March 7, 2011). "Local school is awarded Magna award for REAL program". WECT-TV. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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