Carteret County Public Schools Continue to Excel

According to an in-depth analysis, the School District ranked among the Top Ten in North Carolina

As families prepare to face the realization that summer is officially coming to an end and back to school season is upon us, those in Carteret County may be excited for the opportunity to return. The Carteret County School District has maintained an excellent tradition for being among the best for many years, and this year is no different. We’ll highlight some of the accolades that the district has received below along with a list of all the schools that encompass the area and their overall grade for the 2018 school year.

Areas of Distinction

  • #7 Best School Districts in North Carolina

  • #2  District with the Best Teachers in North Carolina

  • #13 Best Places to Teach in North Carolina

  • #23 Best School Districts for Athletes in North Carolina

  • #93 Most Diverse Districts in North Carolina

  • #936 of 11,725 District with the Best Teachers in America

    *Information courtesy of  www.niche.com

Worth Noting!

All Elementary and Middle School Students in Carteret County School District are eligible for Free Breakfast & Lunch throughout the entire 2019-2020 School Year! This is thanks in part to the Child Nutrition Program and a Community Eligibility Program

Carteret County Middle Schools

  • Broad Creek Middle School
    • #70 Best Public Middle School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A
    • # of Students: 656
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 16-1
  • Morehead City Middle School
    • #73 Best Public Middle School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • #of Students: 500
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13-1
  • Newport Middle School
    • #92 Best Public Middle School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 412
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 12-1
  • Beaufort Middle School
    • #109 Best Public Middle School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 268
    • Student-Teacher Ratio:  13-1
  • The Lookouts- Down East Middle School
    • #150 Best Public Middle School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 272
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 11-1

Marine Science & Technologies Early College

Last year, Carteret County Public Schools and Carteret Community College combined forces to offer an option for High Schoolers to continue their education in a different environment than normal. The program, dubbed MaST, was a partnership to provide a student-centered space for career-ready & college-bound students. The County Commissioners recently renewed the Early College High School through a special hearing and students are already in the classroom gaining valuable knowledge and transferable college credits. Although signups for the 2019-2020 school year are already passed, you can visit their website to learn more.

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Carteret County Elementary Schools

  • Morehead City Primary School (PK, K-3)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A
    • # of Students: 559
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 12-1
  • Newport Elementary School (PK, K-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A
    • # of Students: 751
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13-1
  • Morehead Elementary School @ Camp Glenn (4-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A
    • # of Students: 294
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13-1
  • Bogue Sound Elementary School (PK, K-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 429
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13-1
  • Beaufort Elementary School (PK, K-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 491
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13-1
  • White Oak Elementary School (PK, K-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 804
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 16-1
  • Atlantic Elementary School (PK, K-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 86
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10-1
  • The Lookouts- Down East Middle School (PK, K-8)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 272
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 11-1
  • Harkers Island Elementary School (K-5)
    • Overall Niche Grade: B+
    • # of Students: 97
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 14-1

Carteret County High Schools

  • Croatan High School
    • #90 Best Public High School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • # of Students: 910
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 16-1
  • West Carteret High School
    • #140 Best Public High School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: A-
    • #of Students: 1256
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 16-1
  • East Carteret High School
    • #219 Best Public High School in NC
    • Overall Niche Grade: B+
    • # of Students: 591
    • Student-Teacher Ratio: 14-1