Northeastern High School (North Carolina)

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Northeastern High School
Northeastern High School, Elizabeth City, NC.jpg
"A community of caring"
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
United States
Type Public
Established 1969
Principal Mr. Ron Payne
Faculty approx. 97
Number of students approx. 911
Color(s) Green and gold         
Mascot Eagle

Northeastern High School (often abbreviated NHS) is a public school located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in the United States. It was founded in 1969, replacing Elizabeth City High School, P.W. Moore High School, and Central High School. Northeastern's mascot is the Eagle. Its school colors are green and gold. It is one of two high schools in Pasquotank County; the other is Pasquotank County High School.

Student demographics[edit]

As of 2005, the student body was composed of approximately 435 males and 420 females with a racial dynamic of 49% African American, 47.8% Caucasian, 0.7% Asian, 1.4% Hispanic, and 1.1% multi-racial.[citation needed] Of the school's 855 students, 12.0% were identified academically gifted while 11.9% were identified exceptional.[citation needed]


Northeastern High School served an average of 855 students during the 2003-04 school year.[citation needed] Additionally, 114 Pasquotank County High School students were served at NHS for at least one class. There were 63 transfer students, 27 students who enrolled at COA and 18 students who chose not to enroll in another educational setting. Five students were early graduates. This reflects a 7.2% decrease in transfers from 14.6% in 2002-2003 to 7.4% in 2003-2004.[citation needed] The state-defined dropout rate increased from 4.4% in 2002-2003 to 5.3% in 2003-2004. The percent of early graduates was almost cut in half for the third year in a row, going from 1.9% in 2002-2003 to 0.52% in 2003-2004.[citation needed]

Promotion rates[edit]

89.3% of the students at Northeastern High School were promoted at the conclusion of the spring 2004 semester.[citation needed] This is very similar to the 90.3% promotion rate previous year. The highest number of retentions still remains at the ninth grade level with 15.3% (38 out of 248 students) not meeting promotion standards. This 15.3% is slightly lower than the 15.9% retention rate at the ninth grade level in 2003. The senior class of 2004 had 171 graduates receiving diplomas and 3 receiving certificates, reflecting a graduation rate of 98.3%.

Post-graduation plans for seniors reveal the following distribution: 51% four-year college, 23% two-year college, and 26% other. There were 56 North Carolina scholars and 37 honor graduates in the 2004 graduating class. Approximately $800,000 was awarded in scholarships to the class of 2004.[citation needed]


  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Men's and Women's)
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country (Men's and Women's)
  • Dance Team
  • Football
  • Swimming (Men's and Women's)
  • Softball
  • Tennis (Men's and Women's)
  • Track and Field (Men's and Women's)
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer (Men's and Women's)
  • Wrestling
  • Band

Northeastern's Varsity Football team appeared in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2AA State Championship game on December 11, 2010, losing to Salisbury High School 30-0. The appearance was the first in the school's history. The Varsity Volleyball team appeared in consecutive NCHSAA 2A State Championship games in 2010 (3-1 loss to Starmount High School) and 2011 (3-0 loss to Newton-Conover High School). The 2010 game marked the first State Championship appearance for the Lady Eagles Volleyball program. In 1979, Carl Powell won the 180-yard Low Hurdle event at the NCHSAA Track & Field Championships. In 2010, Alex Tavenier won the 3200 meter run at the NCHSAA 2A Track & Field Championships.

Notable alumni[edit]


Coordinates: 36°17′13″N 76°15′17″W / 36.2868232°N 76.2546572°W / 36.2868232; -76.2546572