New Hanover County Schools




Public Records Requests

North Carolina’s public records law provides a broad right of access to records of public agencies. The main statutes that define the scope of the law are contained in Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Many exceptions and other laws that deal with public records can be found in other chapters. 
If there are existing public records that contain requested information, NHCS will provide the documents to the requester.  However, NHCS will not compile information or create records that do not already exist.
New Hanover County Schools will accept requests in any format, including phone or in person, but has provided a form below for easily sending requests. Make sure to include the specific records you are requesting. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for the request to be fully processed.  NHCS strives to fulfill all requests as promptly as possible, but response time is dependent upon the extent and nature of the request.  Generally, requests are fully processed within 30 days but can take longer if it is an extensive request.  You are welcome to contact the Communications and Outreach Division at any time to check on the status of your request. 
For more information
Communications & Outreach 

How to Make a Data Request

This form is for public records only and does not include personal student records.

Online Records Request

To request copies of records that New Hanover County Schools keeps, please fill out this form:

Written Records Request

You may also make your request in writing via email or U.S. mail to

NHCS Communications & Outreach 
(910) 254-4319
6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC  28412