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Teacher Stephen O'Neils featured with Dr. Foust Superintendent and Patrick McCarty Principal at Ashley High School
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Congratulations Mr. Stephen O'Neil

High School and Overall Educator of the Year

Ashley High School

Christopher Madden stands at the podium after winning Principal of the Year
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Congratulations Mr. Christopher Madden

Principal of the Year

Williston Middle School

Melissa Allen featured with Dr. Foust, Superintendent and Dr. Hamilton, Masonboro Principal
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Congratulations Ms. Melissa Allen

Elementary Educator of the Year

Masonboro Elementary

Teacher Elizabeth Rappold featured with Dr. Foust Superintendent and Kim Clark Principal at Trask Middle school
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Congratulations Mrs. Elizabeth Rappold

Middle School Educator of the Year

Trask Middle School

Student carry a banner at the Ashley High school track for Special Olympics
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Special Olympics NHC Spring Games Return

Students from across the county competed in the events today at Eugene Ashley High School

 

Career Fair Applicants line up for opportunity to discuss job opportunities
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NHCS Career Fair a Great Success!

Over 300 individuals attended our All-District Career Fair. Many were hired on the spot while others left with job interviews in the coming days.

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Leadership Wilmington

Works on Wilmington Beautification at New Hanover High School


Our District at a Glance
 

88.2%

graduation cap
District-wide
graduation rate

790,000

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Meals served
since August 4, 2020

45

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Number of schools
in the district

530

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Teachers with national board certification

>72%

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Graduation rate for
students with disabilities

26,452

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Number of students in the district

2nd

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Largest employer in
New Hanover County

299,104

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Hours of volunteer
service in schools

Academic Performance

NHCS is committed to the Goal: Through rigorous academics at every grade level, students demonstrate a readiness for productive citizenship, as well as higher education opportunities or meaningful employment.
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Student Safety & Wellness

The NHCS team is committed to providing facilities and services that are focused on safety and wellness to enhance teaching and learning.
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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

New Hanover County Schools goal is for students and staff to agree that their school/worksite is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where they have a strong sense of belonging and connectedness. 
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Family Engagement

NHCS strives to increase meaningful family engagement and involvement across all schools.
 

Supportive Environment for Teachers & Staff

NHCS is committed to ensure a supportive environment so that staff will perform their duties using the most effective methods possible to achieve optimal student learning
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Community Partnerships

New Hanover County Schools will strengthen and increase community partnerships that directly enhance student opportunities and achievements.  
Community Partnerships