West Craven High School

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West Craven High School
2600 Streets Ferry Road
Vanceboro, North Carolina, 28586
United States
Established 1971
School district Craven County Schools
CEEB Code 344065
Principal Karen Barrow
Teaching staff 80.0 (FTE) (as of 2007-08)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,073 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.4 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Color(s) Red and Royal Blue
Athletics NCHSAA 3A
Athletics conference Coastal Conference
Team name Eagles

West Craven High School is a secondary school located in Vanceboro, North Carolina. Established in 1971, the school serves approximately 1100 students in grades 9-12.


The school was opened in 1971, with the first graduating class graduating in the spring of 1976.



Extracurricular activities[edit]

West Craven's athletic teams, known as the Eagles, compete in NCHSAA size classification 3A and in the Coastal Conference. Teams are fielded in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. The Eagles have developed a longtime rivalry with New Bern High School, a 4-A high school located just 12 miles away from WCHS. The Eagles biggest rival, however, would be their in conference and cross county foe the Havelock Rams.

The Eagles play their home football games in the on-campus stadium named for longtime head coach Clay Jordan. Clay Jordan Stadium was named so in 2008, Jordan's final season with the Eagles. The basketball court was also named after an important coach of the Eagles basketball team. In 2010, the gymnasium's court was named Lorenzo Jones Court, after the winningest men's basketball coach in WCHS history.[2] The Baseball field is also named for an influential figure in WCHS sports, Don Hughes. Don Hughes played football at East Carolina University and returned to West Craven to teach physical education while helping coach football and baseball. His most influential work for the Eagles, however, came as principal of the school.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "School Detail for West Craven High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Adam (2010-02-12). "Lorenzo's court". New Bern Sun Journal. 
  3. ^ Maher, John (1993-12-29). "Notre Dame back proves to be more than adequate". Austin American-Statesman. p. F1. Becton later rushed for 2011 yards and 32 touchdowns in his senior year at West Craven High School in Vanceboro, NC. 
  4. ^ "Vanceboro to honor Super Bowl champion". ENC Today. 2008-06-29. Former West Craven High School athlete Anthony Wright will be honored this evening... 

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Coordinates: 35°14′15″N 77°08′15″W / 35.2373836°N 77.1374512°W / 35.2373836; -77.1374512