North Wilkes High School

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North Wilkes High School
2986 Traphill Road
Hays, North Carolina 28635
United States
Coordinates 36°16′56″N 81°05′58″W / 36.2823°N 81.0995°W / 36.2823; -81.0995Coordinates: 36°16′56″N 81°05′58″W / 36.2823°N 81.0995°W / 36.2823; -81.0995
Type Public
Established 1956
School district Wilkes County Schools
Superintendent Marty Hemric
Principal Lisa Joines
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Royal Blue and White          
Mascot Viking
Yearbook Northwind

North Wilkes High School is a public school (grades 9–12) located in Hays, North Carolina. It is a part of the Wilkes County Schools system. The school's enrollment typically runs from 700 to 750 students. The school's district includes most of northern Wilkes County, including the communities of Traphill, Hays, McGrady, Mulberry, and a small portion of the town of North Wilkesboro.

The original school building, built in the 1950s, was demolished in 2006. Several new classroom buildings were built; they are connected with enclosed hallways lined with student lockers. The new school buildings consist of three levels. Only one wing of the old school building remains; it includes the cafeteria.


The school offers career preparation classes and college preparation classes. It offers honors-level mathematics, English, history, and science courses. North Wilkes also offers Advanced Placement courses in subjects such as English. The language department offers courses in Spanish and Latin. Along with the honors classes, regular classes are a choice for all students. Other classes, such as the advanced foods class, are held off-campus. North Wilkes is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, also known as SACS.


The school mascots are the Vikings; the school's colors are Royal Blue, White, and Red. North Wilkes High School supports varsity teams for the following sports: cheerleading, men's/women's basketball, football, men's baseball, wrestling, women's softball, women's volleyball, men's/women's soccer, men's/women's tennis, cross country, track and field, and swimming.

North Wilkes competes in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A conference. It is listed as a 2A school and competes in North Carolina.[1]

State Championships[edit]

  • Wrestling 1A/2A Dual State Champions: 1998[2]
  • Men's Basketball: 1961[3]


There are many active clubs available for membership at North Wilkes. These clubs have become a vital part of the surrounding community. Many of the clubs engage in different aspects of philanthropy, such as sponsoring Red Cross blood drives, hosting Christmas parties for underprivileged children, and collecting money for donation to various local charitable organizations.


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