New Hanover County Schools
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Mission Statement

The mission of New Hanover County Schools, in collaboration with our parents and the community, is to strive to provide children an excellent education in a safe and positive learning environment where they are prepared with the critical skills to reach their full potential for a world yet to be imagined. “Reach, Equip, Achieve”



The vision of the New Hanover County schools is to:

  • Have high expectations for all students. These expectations will be supported by improved test scores;

  • Have equity at all schools regarding facilities, services and staffing;

  • Ensure all students are actively engaged in meaningful learning and experiences;

  • Provide state-of-the-art technology throughout the system being fully utilized by students and staff;

  • Use data to inform and drive decisions regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment;

  • Provide students diverse educational opportunities: academic, and career - technical

  • Partner and communicate with businesses, civic, faith-based organizations, parents and the community at large to enhance educational opportunities for children.