Edenton-Chowan Schools

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Edenton-Chowan Schools
Chowan County, North Carolina
United States
District information
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Established 1968
Superintendent Rob L. Jackson
Schools 4
Budget $ 27,014,000
District ID 3700840[1]
Students and staff
Students 2,393
Teachers 170.91 (on FTE basis)
Staff 199.23 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 14.00:1
Other information
Website www.edenton-chowan.net

Edenton-Chowan Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Chowan County, North Carolina, including the town of Edenton. It was formed from the merger of Edenton City Schools and Chowan County Schools in 1968. Its four schools serve 2,393 students as of the 2010–11 school year.


The North Carolina General Assembly passed a session law in 1967 authorizing the school systems of Edenton City Schools and Chowan County Schools to merge.[2] This officially occurred the next year, the system becoming Edenton-Chowan Schools.[3]

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Edenton-Chowan Schools had a total population of 2,393 students and 170.91 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 14.00:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 53% male to 47% female. The demographic group makeup was: Black, 43%; White, 50%; Hispanic, 4%; American Indian, 0%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 0% (two or more races: 3%).[4] For the same school year, 64.55% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[5]


The primary governing body of Edenton-Chowan 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 First District.[6]

Board of Education[edit]

The seven members of the Board of Education generally meet on the first Monday of each month. They are elected by district to staggered six-year terms. The current members of the board are:[7]

  • District 1: Gene Jordan, Jean Bunch
  • District 2: Ricky Browder, John Guard (Chair)
  • District 3: Gil Burroughs, Kay Wright (Vice-Chair)
  • At-large: Glorious Elliott


The current superintendent of the system is Rob L. Jakson, Ed.D.[8]

Member schools[edit]

Edenton-Chowan Schools has four schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those four schools are separated into one high school, one middle school, and two elementary schools.[8]

High school[edit]

Middle school[edit]

  • Chowan Middle School (Tyner)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • D. F. Walker Elementary School (Edenton)
  • White Oak Elementary School (Edenton)

Achievements and awards[edit]

Edenton-Chowan Schools has had one school listed as a Blue Ribbon School: John A. Holmes High School (1984–85).[9] The system has had one teacher recognized as a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Teacher of the Year: James Bell in 2007–08.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Edenton/Chowan Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Session Law 1967-30". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hampton, Jeffrey S (August 28, 1997). "Longtime Edenton-Chowan Superintendent Reflects on Career". The Virginian-Pilot. 
  4. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Board of Education Members". Edenton-Chowan Schools. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "About Edenton-Chowan Schools". Edenton-Chowan Schools. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 1982–2002" (PDF). US Department of Education. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Teachers of the Year". NC Public Schools website. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 

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