Craven County Schools

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Craven County Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Craven County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Lane Mills
Schools 25
Budget $ 128,500,000
NCES District ID 3703310[1]
Students and staff
Students 15,048
Teachers 957.89 (on FTE basis)
Staff 843.89 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.71:1
Other information

Craven County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Craven County, North Carolina. Its 25 schools serve 15,048 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Craven County Schools had a total population of 15,048 students and 957.89 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 15.71:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 50% male to 50% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 55%; Black, 30%; Hispanic, 8%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 3%; and American Indian, 1% (two or more races: 5%).[2] For the same school year, 54.78% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Craven County 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 third Thursday of each month. The current members of the board are: Carroll G. Ipock, II (Chair), Linda M. Thomas (Vice-Chair), Frances H. Boomer, David Hale, Beatrice Smith, Kim Smith, and Joseph L. Walton.[5]


Lane Mills has been the superintendent of the system since February, 2012. He was previously an associate professor at East Carolina University, as well as an associate superintendent with the Wilson County Schools.[6] Mills replaced the retiring Larry Moser.[7]

Member schools[edit]

Craven County Schools has 25 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 25 schools are separated into five high schools, five middle schools, and 15 elementary schools.[8][9]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Grover C. Fields Middle School (New Bern)
  • Havelock Middle School (Havelock)
  • H. J. MacDonald Middle School (New Bern)
  • Tucker Creek Middle School (Havelock)
  • West Craven Middle School (New Bern)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Albert H. Bangert Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School (Havelock)
  • Ben D. Quinn Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Bridgeton Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Brinson Memorial Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Creekside Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Graham A. Barden Elementary School (Havelock)
  • Havelock Elementary School (Havelock)
  • James W. Smith Elementary School (Cove City
  • J. T. Barber Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Oaks Road Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Roger Bell Elementary School (Havelock)
  • Trent Park Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School (Vanceboro)
  • W. J. Gurganus Elementary School (Havelock)


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

  • Havelock and West Craven are both 3A schools in the Coastal Conference.
  • New Bern is a 4A school in the Mideastern Conference.
  • Craven Early College and Early College EAST do not have athletic teams.


The Craven County Schools system has had one school listed as a Blue Ribbon School: Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School (2008).[11] Also, one teacher in the school system has been recognized as a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Teacher of the Year: Wendy Miller (2005–06).[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Craven 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. ^ "Board of Education". Craven County Schools. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fitzgerald, Eddie (February 17, 2012). "New Craven Schools superintendent takes the helm". The New Bern Sun Journal. 
  7. ^ Sawyer, Francine (November 11, 2011). "Craven schools superintendent delays retirement". The New Bern Sun Journal. 
  8. ^ "School Maps". Craven County Schools. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Craven County Schools". NC School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 2003–2011" (PDF). US Department of Education. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Teachers of the Year". NC Public Schools website. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 

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