Top 10 Best Carteret County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 8,591 students in Carteret County, NC. Carteret County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Carteret County, NC are Croatan High School, West Carteret High School and Morehead City Primary. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Carteret County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Carteret County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Carteret County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Croatan High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(5)
1 Cougar Lane
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 393-7022
Grades: 9-12
| 900 students
Rank: #22.
West Carteret High School
Math: 70% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4700 Country Club Road
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1176
Grades: 9-12
| 1,262 students
Rank: #33.
Morehead City Primary
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4409 Country Club Road
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 247-2448
Grades: PK-3
| 585 students
Rank: #44.
Tiller School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1950 Hwy 70e
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-1995
Grades: K-5
| 206 students
Rank: #55.
Broad Creek Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
2382 Hwy 24
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 247-3135
Grades: 6-8
| 635 students
Rank: #66.
Harkers Island Elementary School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1163 Island Road
Harkers Island, NC 28531
(252) 728-3755
Grades: K-5
| 110 students
Rank: #77.
Morehead City Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Barbour Road
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1126
Grades: 6-8
| 503 students
Rank: #88.
East Carteret High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3263 Hwy 70 E
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-3514
Grades: 9-12
| 567 students
Rank: #99.
Newport Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 E Chatham Street
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 223-3482
Grades: 6-8
| 405 students
Rank: #1010.
White Oak Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
555 Wb Mclean Drive
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 393-3990
Grades: PK-5
| 815 students
Rank: #1111.
Atlantic Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
151 School Drive
Atlantic, NC 28511
(252) 225-3961
Grades: PK-5
| 91 students
Rank: #1212.
Bogue Sound Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3323 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 393-1279
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #1313.
Beaufort Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Carraway Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-3316
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #1414.
Morehead Elementary At Camp Glenn
Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3316 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1131
Grades: 4-5
| 296 students
Rank: #1515.
Beaufort Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Carraway Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-4520
Grades: 6-8
| 276 students
Rank: #1616.
Down East Middle And Smyrna Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
174 Marshallberg Road
Smyrna, NC 28579
(252) 729-2301
Grades: PK-8
| 273 students
Rank: #1717.
Bridges School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
140 Vashti Dr
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 808-3040
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #1818.
Newport Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
219 Chatham Street
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 223-4201
Grades: PK-5
| 738 students
3505 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-7990
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Carteret County, NC

Carteret County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1108 Bridges Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 808-3040
Grades: PK-12
| 68 students
1108 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1601
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students

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