Hertford County Public Schools

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Hertford County Public Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Hertford County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Michael D. Perry
Schools 7
Budget $ 36,488,000
NCES District ID 3702160[1]
Students and staff
Students 3,302
Teachers 223.45 (on FTE basis)
Staff 297.31 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 14.78:1
Other information
Website www.hertford.k12.nc.us

Hertford County Public Schools (also called Hertford County Schools) is a PK12 graded school district serving Hertford County, North Carolina. The accredited district is led by superintendent Michael Perry and has a five-member board of education. Its seven schools serve 3,302 students as of the 2010–11 school year.


In 2006, after several years of high turnover rates for teachers, Hertford County Public Schools worked with Partners for Hertford County Public Schools Foundation to build apartments on property owned by the school which was deeded to the foundation.[2] The foundation built low cost housing to lure teachers into the area and help with teacher retention.[2][3] Construction began on what is called Hertford Pointe in December of that year with two million dollars pledged for the project, with some of the funding comes from the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union, along with support from town, businesses and the state.[4] Construction was completed in 2007 with the buildings being dedicated on October 29 of that year.[5]

Hertford County High School was first accredited by AdvancED in 1986[6] and the district's middle school also received accreditation in 1988.[7] In 2006, the district as a whole sought its first accreditation. The process lasted until the 2008 review approved accreditation for the system.[8] AdvancED awarded the accreditation on January 27, 2009.[9]

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Hertford County Public Schools had a total population of 3,302 students and 223.45 teachers on a (FTE) basis, a student-teacher ratio of 14.78:1.[1] That same year, out of the total student population, the gender ratio was 51% male to 49% female. The demographic group makeup was: Black, 80%; White, 15%; Hispanic, 2%; American Indian, 1%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 1%, and two or more races, 1%.[10] For the same school year, 83.04% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[11]


The primary governing body of Hertford County Public 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.[12][13] The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's First District.[14]

Board of Education[edit]

The five members of the Board of Education generally meet on the last Monday of each month. The current members of the board are: David L. Shields (Chair), Sheila J. Porter (Vice-Chair), John D. Horton, Dennis M. Deloatch and J. Wendell Hall.[15][16]


Michael D. Perry, previously an assistant superintendent with Richmond County Schools, was selected superintendent of the system in June 2012.[17]

Member schools[edit]

Hertford County Public Schools has seven schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.[13] These are separated into three high schools, one middle schools, and three elementary schools.[18]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Ahoskie Elementary School (Ahoskie)
  • Bearfield Primary School (Ahoskie)
  • Riverview Elementary School (Murfreesboro)


Athletic departments for the district schools are members of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. The only school that competes is Hertford County High, a 3A school in the Northeastern Coastal Conference.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Hertford County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bonner, Lynn (August 26, 2006). "N.C. county offering teachers a place to live". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "SECU Teacher Housing". North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hertford Pointe breaks ground". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. December 16, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Teacher apartments dedicated". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. October 29, 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hertford County High School". Institution Summary. AdvancED. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hertford County Middle School". Institution Summary. AdvancED. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ White, Thadd (October 8, 2008). "HCPS gains full accreditation". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hertford County Public Schools". Institution Summary. AdvancED. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hampton, Jeffrey S (August 16, 1998). "New Schools Chiefs Face Challenges". The Virginian-Pilot. p. Y1. Steve Stone in Hertford County faces a political battle against a five-member school board that voted to hire him by a margin of one vote. 
  13. ^ a b "Superintendent of Schools Vacancy Announcement" (PDF). Hertford County Public Schools. Hertford County, North Carolina. c. February 29, 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ "Education Districts". North Carolina State Board of Education. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Active Meetings". Hertford County Public Schools. BoardDocs.com. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ "School Board". Hertford County Public Schools. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  17. ^ Bryant, Cal (May 3, 2012). "Perry picked". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Hertford County Schools". North Carolina's School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ "C.S. Brown’s legacy lives on". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. March 30, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 

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