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.



Please check out this section for recent news stories from the Carteret County Public School System.  You can also find archived news stories under the News link at the top of the page. Also check out our Social Media Feeds below for more exciting news from our school system.



School Meals NOT Free This Year

  • ONLY Pre-K Meals are free this year. K-12 school meals are not free anymore.
  • School Lunches are $3.00 and breakfast is $1.50 for all K-12 students
  • Parents can apply for free or reduced meals
  • For frequently asked questions, prices, and applications, visit this link:
  • To put money on your student's account, manage the account, or fill out a school meal application visit
  • Child Nutrition Director Melissa Albright answers questions and gives updates on meals at CCPS.



Richard Paylor

Blair Propst
Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Policy, and Operations

Jody McClenny
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction and Student Services



About Us

Online Grade Access

Do you wonder what your child is doing in school, if he/she is counted present, or what grades your student is receiving? 

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

If you have never set up a parent account, there are just a few security steps to verify parental status and get 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.

Employees of the Year


The five overall winners are

Kurtis Chevrolet, Chick-fil-A Teacher of the Year
Mikie Broadhurst

Frank Door Principal of the Year
Ken Proulx

 Hite & Associates Assistant Principal of the Year
Gina Dunn

 Kirkman and Whitford Law Firm Certified Employee of the Year
Heather Blackwell

RE/MAX Ocean Properties Classified Employee of the Year
Reginald Jones

Honored on May 5, 2023

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