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 with an opportunity for a superior education in a safe and positive learning environment where they are prepared with the skills to succeed.



The vision of the New Hanover County schools is to:

  • Continue to deliver high-quality education to all students in New Hanover County Schools.

  • Provide and maintain a safe, respectful, and secure learning environment where citizenship is valued.

  • Strengthen family, community and business partnerships through mutual collaboration and communication.

  • Recruit and retain highly- qualified employees that implement and support district goals to ensure academic excellence for all students.

  • Improve access to high-quality and relevant Career -Technical courses, which prepare students for lifelong learning and employment through the development of adaptable skills and knowledge.

Strategic Goals 2016 - 2020