North Rowan High School

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North Rowan High School
North Rowan High School entrance.jpg
North Rowan High School entrance
300 North Whitehead Avenue
North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 35°41′50″N 80°25′47″W / 35.6973°N 80.4297°W / 35.6973; -80.4297Coordinates: 35°41′50″N 80°25′47″W / 35.6973°N 80.4297°W / 35.6973; -80.4297
School type Public Public
Founded 1958
NCES School ID 370405001625[1]
Principal Darrel McDowell
Teaching staff 50.35 (FTE)
Enrollment 662
Schedule type Block, 4-period
Campus Rural
Color(s) Kelly green, white, and gold
Athletics conference Yadkin Valley
Mascot Cavaliers

North Rowan High School, formerly Spencer High School and East Spencer High School, is located in the northern end of Rowan County in Spencer, North Carolina. It is part of the Rowan–Salisbury School System.



In the spring of 1959, North Rowan High School was accredited by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The first principal of North Rowan was Johnson H. Steelman. Camden was the second.

The James Carr Eagle Athletic Field[edit]

On August 4, 1958, the Rowan County Board voted unanimously to name the North Rowan High School athletic field "The James Carr Eagle Athletic Field". On September 21, 1958, the building was dedicated with Dr. Charles Carroll, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, as speaker at the ceremonies.


Begun in 2001 by the class of 1973, the North Rowan Alumni Memorial Scholarship has assisted nine outstanding graduates with college expenses. These students are currently enrolled in college. The campaign goal is to create a fund of $500,000.00 from which the earnings will be used to fund a full four-year tuition scholarship for a graduate of North Rowan High School deemed worthy.


The current principal is Fateama Fulmore. The assistant principals are Antoine Brisbon, Kimberly Martin, and Harriet Wood.[2]


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2015–2016 school year, North Rowan High School is classified as a 2A school and competes in the Central Carolina Conference.[3] The school's mascot is the Cavaliers, wearing the school colors of kelly green, white, and gold.[4]


In May 2012, a social studies teacher by the name of Tanya Dixon-Neely was suspended for making accusations that Mitt Romney was a bully in high-school. When a student asked whether or not President Obama was a bully in high-school the teacher erupted into a tirade about how the student could not "disrespect" the president. The teacher was suspended. [5]


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for North Rowan High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "NRHS Administration". North Rowan High School. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2015-16" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "North Rowan High School". MaxPreps. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "North Rowan High School Teacher Suspended". National Review website. National Review. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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