New Hanover County Schools





Congratulations Ms. Ayers!  for being this year's Beginning Teacher of the Year nominee for the NC Center for the Advancement

Congratulations Ms. Ayers!

for being this year's Beginning Teacher of the Year nominee for the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching

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Congratulations Bellamy for being named a National Blue Ribbon School!

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Thank you to Kyle Larson Racing and Hendrick Motorsports!

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We're Celebrating Our Success90% of schools met or exceeded growth18 schools exceeded growth#1 Title I school of growth in No
We're Celebrating Our Success
90% of schools met or exceeded growth
18 schools exceeded growth
#1 Title I school of growth in North Carolina
5 schools no longer low-performing
14 schools increased a letter grade
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The building blocks of crisis response. New action. New look. Hold. Secure. Lockdown. Evacuate. Shelter.

NHCS New Standard Response Protocol

NHCS and our Emergency Report Partners have adopted a new emergency response from the "I Love You Guys Foundation".This system is a uniform, planned, and practiced response to any incident is the foundation of safe schools.

I Love You Guys Foundation

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NHCS Reading Buddies

Starting October 1, volunteers needed to engage 1st Grade Readers. Check out the link below for more information 

Community Partnerships

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NHCS By The Numbers

Academic Performance

557 Scholars
20 Governor’s School 
5 School of Science & Math 
1,725 Credentials & Certifications
10 Military Academy Cadets

Student Excellence

331 (IB) Courses
2,155 AP Courses
1,116 AP Scores at 3+
1,690 Dual Enrollment courses with UNCW & 4,221 with CFCC.
28 CTE Pathways.

Human Resources

41/45 schools are 100% fully staffed with classroom teachers at the start of 2022-2023.
86.6% staff retention rate for 2021-2022

Community Partnerships

80,149 Volunteer hours dedicated to our schools this year. 7,771 volunteers serving our schools.
$1 million dollars approximate value of Volunteer Time.

Technology & Digital Learning

Over 10K Laptops distributed to Staff/Students.
60 students attended the NHCS can code camp.
738 students attended the summer library programs.

Excellent Educators

38% of Teachers with a Master’s Degree or Higher. 20% of Teachers are National Board Certified.
$51K Average Salary Highest local supplement in the state. 

Operations and Maintenance

Over 2.1 million meals served and over 700,000 miles driven by our transportation staff.


50-yard Freestyle State Championship
N.C. Soccer Player of the Year
2nd Consecutive Wrestling Championship
Class 4A State Soccer Championship

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