Craven County Schools

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Craven County Schools
Craven County, North Carolina
United States
District information
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Superintendent Meghan S. Doyle
Accreditation AdvancED
Schools 25
Budget $ 128,500,000
District ID 3703310[1]
Students and staff
Students 15,048
Teachers 957.89 (on FTE basis)
Staff 843.89 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.71:1
Other information

Craven County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Craven County, North Carolina. Its 25 schools serve 15,048 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Craven County Schools had a total population of 15,048 students and 957.89 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 15.71:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 50% male to 50% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 55%; Black, 30%; Hispanic, 8%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 3%; and American Indian, 1% (two or more races: 5%).[2] For the same school year, 54.78% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Craven County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a seven-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 Second District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The seven members of the Board of Education generally meet on the third Thursday of each month. The current members of the board are: David Hale (Chair), II, Kim Smith (Vice-Chair), Frances H. Boomer, Beatrice Smith, Kim Smith, Stephanie A. King, Carroll G. Ipock, Joseph L. Walton.[5]


Meghan S. Doyle has been the superintendent of the system since school year 2016.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Craven County Schools has 25 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 25 schools are separated into five high schools, five middle schools, and 15 elementary schools.[7][8]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Grover C. Fields Middle School (New Bern)
  • Havelock Middle School (Havelock)
  • H. J. MacDonald Middle School (New Bern)
  • Tucker Creek Middle School (Havelock)
  • West Craven Middle School (New Bern)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Albert H. Bangert Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School (Havelock)
  • Ben D. Quinn Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Bridgeton Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Brinson Memorial Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Creekside Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Graham A. Barden Elementary School (Havelock)
  • Havelock Elementary School (Havelock)
  • James W. Smith Elementary School (Cove City
  • J. T. Barber Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Oaks Road Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Roger Bell Elementary School (Havelock)
  • Trent Park Elementary School (New Bern)
  • Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School (Vanceboro)
  • W. J. Gurganus Elementary School (Havelock)


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year:[9]

  • Havelock and West Craven are both 3A schools in the Coastal Conference.
  • New Bern is a 4A school in the Mideastern Conference.
  • Craven Early College and Early College EAST do not have athletic teams.


The Craven County Schools system has had one school listed as a Blue Ribbon School: Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School (2008).[10] Also, one teacher in the school system has been recognized as a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Teacher of the Year: Wendy Miller (2005–06).[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Craven County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Board of Education". Craven County Schools. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Sawyer, Francine (November 11, 2011). "Craven schools superintendent delays retirement". The New Bern Sun Journal. 
  7. ^ "School Maps". Craven County Schools. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Craven County Schools". NC School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13". NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 2003–2011" (PDF). US Department of Education. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Teachers of the Year". NC Public Schools website. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 

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