Croatan High School

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Croatan High School
3355 HWY 24
Newport, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 34°43′16″N 76°57′12″W / 34.7210°N 76.9534°W / 34.7210; -76.9534Coordinates: 34°43′16″N 76°57′12″W / 34.7210°N 76.9534°W / 34.7210; -76.9534
School type Public secondary
Opened 1998
School district Carteret County Public Schools
NCES School ID 370063002369[1]
Principal Joe R. Poletti
Teaching staff 54.33 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 878
Color(s) Black and gold          
Athletics conference East Central Conference
Mascot Cougar

Croatan High School is a public secondary school in Newport, North Carolina. The high school is part of the Carteret County Public Schools system. It serves the westernmost third of Carteret County, including the towns of Peletier, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point and western half of the island of Bogue Banks, which includes the town of Emerald Isle. Ethnically, Croatan's students are 92% White, 5% African-American, 2% Hispanic, and less than 1% other.[2] Croatan serves roughly 900 students and is considered one of the best academic public schools in the state and no doubt the best high school in Carteret County with test scores near 95%.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2009 and 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Croatan among the top high schools in the United States, awarding the school silver medals.[3] Croatan High School's class of 2010 marked combined SAT scores (based on math and critical reading) of 1076, up from 1064 the previous year, this was 59 points higher than the national average.[4] The school has also been recognized by the state of North Carolina many times as either a School of Distinction, School of Excellence, or Honor School of Excellence.


All athletic teams compete in the 2A division level.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Croatan High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Student Teacher Ratio Croatan High School - Newport, North Carolina - NC
  3. ^ "Best High Schools". US News & World Report. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  4. ^ Burke, Cheryl (2010-09-15). "SAT scores higher than state - nation". Carolina Coast Online. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 

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