Columbus County Schools
|Columbus County Schools|
|Type and location|
|Location||Columbus County, North Carolina|
|NCES District ID||3700960|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||432.98 (on FTE basis)|
|Staff||448.58 (on FTE basis)|
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. 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%). For the same school year, 75.90% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.
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.
Board of Education
The five members of the Board of Education are: Monte Herring (Chair), Barbara Yates (Vice Chair), Junior Dew, Norris Ebron, and Worley T. Edwards.
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.
- East Columbus High School (Lake Waccamaw)
- South Columbus High School (Tabor City)
- Southeastern Early College; also called Columbus Career and College Academy (Whiteville)
- West Columbus High School (Cerro Gordo)
- Boys and Girls Home; grades 6–12 (Lake Waccamaw)
- Acme Delco Middle School (Delco)
- Chadbourn Middle School (Chadbourn)
- Hallsboro Middle School (Hallsboro)
- Nakina Middle School (Nakina)
- Tabor City Middle School (Tabor City)
- 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)
- 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.
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