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Carteret County Points of Pride -

Carteret County's three high schools are ranked in the top 10 percent in the state based on 2011-2012 end-of-course test results in algebra I, English I and biology, which are used to measure academic proficiency under the state's academic accountability program. Of the state's 350 traditional public high schools, Croatan High School is ranked ninth, West Carteret High School ranked 15th and East Carteret High School ranked 32nd.
All 16 of the county's public schools are ranked by the state as NC Schools of Distinction or higher.
All three high schools had at least 90 percent of their students proficient on the exams: Croatan High School, 95.2 percent proficient; East Carteret High School, 90.2 percent proficient; and West Carteret High School, 93.2 percent proficient. For the third year in a row, West Carteret High School was recognized as an Honor School of Excellence with high growth under the ABCs of Public Education, which measures the academic proficiency and growth of students.
The achievements of our high schools reflect the hard work and dedication of students, parents and staff at all grade levels.

By The Numbers -

16 schools
Number 1 employer in the county
More than 8,700 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students
101 buses transport about 4,220 students to and from school daily
About 2,370 breakfasts and 5,000 lunches served each school day



Communications Office Contact Information
Tabbie Nance,
Communications Director
252-728-4583, ext. 1137