Beaufort County Schools (North Carolina)

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Beaufort County Schools
Beaufort County, North Carolina
Eastern North Carolina
United States
District information
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Superintendent Don Phipps
Schools 14
Budget $ 71,002,000
District ID 3700330[1]
Students and staff
Students 7,202
Teachers 510.70 (on FTE basis)
Staff 439.92 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 14.10:1
Other information

Beaufort County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Beaufort County, North Carolina. Its 14 schools serve 7,202 students as of the 2010–2011 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–2011 school year, Beaufort County Schools had a total population of 7,202 students and 510.70 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 14.10:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 52% male to 48% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 51%; Black, 33%; Hispanic, 2%; American Indian, 0%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 0% (two or more races: 3%).[2] For the same school year, 65.59% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Beaufort County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a nine-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's First District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The nine members of the Board of Education are elected by districts and generally meet on the third Tuesday of each month. The current members of the board are:[5]

  • Eltha S. Booth (District 1)
  • E. C. Peed (District 2)
  • Barbara Boyd-Williams (District 3)
  • Terry Williams (District 4)
  • F. Mac Hodges (District 5; Chair)
  • Teressa Banks (District 6)
  • Robert Belcher (District 7)
  • Cindy Winstead (District 8; Vice-Chair)
  • Mike Isbell (District 9)


Don Phipps has been the superintendent of the system since January, 2010. He previously was an administrator with the Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Beaufort County Schools has 14 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those eight schools are separated into four high schools, two middle schools, seven elementary schools, and one alternative school that covers grades 6–12.[1]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Chocowinity Middle School
  • P. S. Jones Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bath Elementary School
  • Chocowinity Primary School
  • Eastern Elementary School
  • John Cotton Tayloe Elementary School
  • John Small Elementary School
  • Northeast Elementary School
  • S. W. Snowden Elementary School


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2011–2012 school year:[7]

  • Northside and Southside high schools are 1A schools in the 4 Rivers Conference.
  • Washington High is a 3A school in the Coastal Conference.
  • The Early College and the Ed Tech Center do not have athletic teams.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Beaufort County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Board of Education". Beaufort County Schools. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jordan, Dave (January 11, 2010). "Dr. Phipps Sworn In As New Beaufort County Superintendent". WITN. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2011–12". NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 

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