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Carteret County Public School System's 2018-2019 Employees of the Year are, from the left, Tim Hudson Painting Principal of the Year Deanne Rosen, Sound Bank Teacher of the Year Allison Dodge, Crystal Coast Mechanical Certified Employee of the Year Laura Parish, Plain Jane's Janitorial Classified Employee of the Year Dean Sutton, and D.A. Ballou Landscaping Assistant Principal of the Year Katherine Steele.

GoFundMe Campaign Created by CCPS Foundation

See the link to donate to the Carteret County Public School Foundation for Hurricane Florence 2018 Relief. GoFundMe Link

Closings & Delay Communication


The Carteret County Public School System will be closed next week, September 24-28, for students and staff members. We hopefully will be able to return to school October 1 or October 2, and that decision will be made later in the week.


Having our schools remain closed was a difficult decision to make but it was a decision made for several reasons. One is the displacement of many of our families, student families and employee families. Additionally, several schools have no power at this time and therefore much of the repair work can be started but not completed. Other schools have power, but damages prohibit it being connected or having air handling systems evaluated and repaired.


School system employees and contract workers are working diligently and quickly to clean every school thoroughly, not only the physical damage of trees, roofs, and windows, but also the unseen damage of mildew and mold caused by water infiltration in most schools and the lack of air conditioning in all schools due to the extensive power outage. Contractors and our school system’s Maintenance Department have been dispatched to all of the schools to get them completely ready for our students’ and staff’s return. While we are desperately wanting to get back to normal and get students busy again with great teaching and employees back to work, we must be sensitive to our families who lost homes, automobiles, personal belongings, and so much more. We also must make sure our schools are completely safe when they reopen.   


Board of Education Chair Perry Harker and Superintendent Mat Bottoms express their sincere appreciation to all of the people, groups and businesses who have come forth with donations of money and time to help this county recover.  The power crews, tree removal crews, fire departments, police departments, church groups, Red Cross, Forestry Service, National Guard, Salvation Army, local governmental agencies, community schools, and the countless others have made sacrifices so that our lives can return to normal as soon as possible. We are proud of how our community has reached out to so many others through the years and we are so fortunate that others are doing the same for us in our time of need.  Remain Carteret Strong!


We WILL see you soon!


Welcome . . .

The Carteret County Public School System serves the students of Carteret County, a county located on the beautiful Crystal Coast of eastern North Carolina. From Cedar Point to Cedar Island there are 85 miles of beautiful coastal scenery, friendly towns, and 18 public schools that are committed to creating opportunities for all students to do their best and to succeed.

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you find it informative and useful. In Carteret County, quality makes the difference.

The mission of Carteret County Schools is to graduate all students prepared to be productive citizens.

PowerSchool Mobile App

Ever wonder what your child is doing in school?  How did he do on that test at school today?  Was she counted present today?

Well you can access this information and much more with the PowerSchool Mobile App.  You can signup for all of your children under one account.  You can also receive real-time push updates anytime a grade or attendance is updated.  Check out the PowerSchool Mobile site for more information.  This is available for Apple and Android devices.

You can also access the same information through your computer, by accessing https://carteret.powerschool.com/public/

If you have never setup a parent account, there are just a few security steps to verify parental status and get you access:

1.  Complete the Parental Request Form for Access and send in with your child or deliver to your school office. (One is needed for each child, if at different schools.) 

2.  Stop by the school and show your state-issued picture ID.  (You must be a parent or legal guardian to receive access.)

3.  Your school will issue you a sheet similar to the one linked HERE.

4.  Go to a computer with internet access and complete the Parent Portal Instructions.

School System Leadership

Superintendent - Mat Bottoms

Assistant Superintendent of Strategic Improvement -
Richard Paylor

Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Policy and Student Services - Blair Propst