Beaufort County Schools (North Carolina)
|Beaufort County Schools|
|Beaufort County, North Carolina
Eastern North Carolina
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||510.70 (on FTE basis)|
|Staff||439.92 (on FTE basis)|
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. 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%). For the same school year, 65.59% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.
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.
Board of Education
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:
- 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)
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.
- Beaufort County Early College High School (Washington)
- Beaufort County Ed Tech Center – alternative school; grades 6–12 (Washington)
- Northside High School (Pinetown)
- Southside High School (Chocowinity)
- Washington High School (Washington)
- Chocowinity Middle School
- P. S. Jones Middle School
- 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
- 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.
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