Eugene Ashley High School

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Eugene Ashley High School
Eugene Ashley High School 2.jpg
555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway


United States
MottoVeneratio in Muneris
School districtNew Hanover County School District
SuperintendentDr. Tim Markley
DeanDr. Kimberley McDuffie
PrincipalPatrick McCarty
Enrollment1,874 (2016-2017) [1]
Color(s)Garnet and Vegas Gold         
MascotScreaming Eagles

Eugene Ashley High School is a high school just outside Wilmington, North Carolina, located in the New Hanover County School District. The facility was opened in the New Hanover County Veteran's Park in 2001. The school was named after Sgt. Eugene Ashley, Jr., a native of Wilmington who died at age 37 in the battle of Lang Vei during the Vietnam War. As of the 2015-16 school year, it is 382 students over capacity.[2]

Entertainment media/filming[edit]

Front of Eugene Ashley High School

Located just over 10 miles away from the Wilmington EUE/Screen Gems Studio - the largest production facility in the United States outside of California - the school has become a popular site for filming high school related films and dramas.

Filming for the 2009 film The Marc Pease Experience took place at the school and inside the Minnie Evans Art Center in February 2007.[3] The school's hallways and media center took place for Tree Hill High School on The CW series One Tree Hill, and has also been seen in episodes of the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down.

The ABC family movie Teen Spirit, starring Cassie Scerbo and Lindsey Shaw, was filmed around the school grounds in 2011. Filming took place in the courtyard, around the campus and the surrounding Veteran's Park, and inside the school in various locations including the gym and the main hall.[4]

Other media[edit]

The school debuted a mobile web application for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry during the 2012-2013 school year. The app aims to help parents and students keep connected to the school with access to calendars, event pages, and other functions of the regular website.[5]


  1. ^ "Eugene Ashley High". Retrieved 9 Sep 2018.
  2. ^ Frazier, Janae. "NHC high schools overcrowded; leaders discuss future". WECT News. WECT News. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ "'Marc Pease' won't screen in Wilmington". Wilmington Star. August 14, 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  4. ^ "'New ABC Family movie begins production in Wilmington'". WWAY. February 16, 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
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Coordinates: 34°05′59″N 77°54′45″W / 34.0998°N 77.9125°W / 34.0998; -77.9125