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School System Information

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 17 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.

Our Mission:

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


Important Notes

August 4, 2015 - Next Board of Education meeting, 6:30 p.m.

August 24, 2015, is the first day of the new school year for students.

North Carolina School Report Cards for each Carteret County Public School and all the public schools in the state are available online. The Report Cards offer information about student achievement, attendance, class size, school safety, technology and much more.
The complete Report Cards can be seen at
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src/. The state requires school system’s to send home a paper copy of the Report Card with all students. Those copies are now being made and they will be sent home with students on February 18.

Comments about Down East restructuring can be sent to downeastproposal@carteretk12.org .

The Code of Student Conduct provides the consequences for misbehavior. 

NC Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools -
      Full Report
      Executive Summary

Carteret County Schools Ranked 7th In Education In State Report Created by NC CAP

Information about Disability Services for Students, Parents and Employees

Select the links below for the NC Pre-K Program Registration Information for Carteret County
NC Pre-K Flyer with Dates, Location, Times, and What to Bring to Registration
NC Pre-K Flyer with Dates, Locations, Times and What to Bring to Registration in Spanish

Learn about Carteret County Public School Foundation

State Contact Information: Contact information to share your concerns about public education

For Legislative Information, visit:
Public Schools First NC - A group advocating for high-quality public schools in North Carolina 

NC School Boards Association - Click on Governmental Relations for Legislative Alerts


2014-2015 Employees of the Year

2014-2015 Employees of the Year

Carteret County Public School System's 2014-2015 Employees of the Year are, from the left, April Lilley, Amy Brubaker, Sarah Weinhold, Ann Chadwick and Tiffany Mayo.