Currituck County Schools

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Currituck County Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Currituck County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Allison Sholar
Schools 10
Budget $ 41,060,000
NCES District ID 3701080[1]
Students and staff
Students 3,979
Teachers 249.93 (on FTE basis)
Staff 336.66 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.92:1
Other information

Currituck County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Currituck County, North Carolina. Its ten schools serve 3,979 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Currituck County Schools had a total population of 3,979 students and 249.93 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 1592:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 51% male to 49% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 78%; Black, 5%; Hispanic, 4%; American Indian, 0%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 0% (two or more races: 13%).[2] For the same school year, 35.06% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Currituck 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 resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's First District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The five members of the Board of Education generally meet on the first Thursday of each month. The current members of the board are: Bill Dobney (Chair), Jackie Simmons (Vice Chair), Darnell Gaddis, Karen Etheridge, and Dwan Craft.[5]


The current superintendent of the system is Allison Sholar. She began in August of 2011, replacing the former superintendent Meghan Doyle who resigned to take a position with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Sholar had previously been superintendent for the Pender County Schools and formerly was a principal at Currituck County High School.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Currituck County Schools has ten schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those ten schools are separated into one Early College, onehigh school, two middle schools, six elementary schools.[7]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Currituck County Middle School (Barco)
  • Moyock Middle School (Moyock)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Central Elementary School (Barco)
  • Jarvisburg Elementary School (Jarvisburg)
  • Knotts Island Elementary School (Knotts Island)
  • Moyock Elementary School (Moyock)
  • Shawboro Elementary School (Shawboro)
  • W. T. Griggs Elementary (Poplar Branch)


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year:[8]

  • Currituck County High is a 3A school in the Northeastern Coastal Conference.
  • J. P. Knapp Early College does not have athletic teams.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Currituck 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 Members". Currituck County Schools. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hampton, Jeff (August 21, 2011). "New Currituck superintendent ready to rejuvenate". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Currituck County Schools". NC School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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