Craven County Schools School District

3600 Trent Road
New Bern, NC 28562-2224
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Craven County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public elementary schools serving 8,794 students in Craven County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Craven County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
26 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
12,612 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
812 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Craven County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 85% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#158 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Craven County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Craven County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
51%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Craven County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
83%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Craven County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.69
0.70
# American Indian Students
25 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
593 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
5%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,621 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
20%
# Black Students
3,314 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
26%
25%
# White Students
6,031 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
48%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
48 Students
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,034 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
196
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
921
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
951
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
956
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
905
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
945
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
923
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
969
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
945
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,003
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,250
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
988
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
897
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
763
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,276 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,885 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$142 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Craven County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$137 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Craven County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$11,276
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Craven County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$10,885
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Craven County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Craven County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
W Jesse Gurganus Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
535 Hwy 70 W
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-5150
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Albert H Bangert Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3712 Canterbury Road
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-6415
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Creekside Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2790 Landscape Drive
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-4360
Grades: K-5
| 475 students
Rank: #44.
Tucker Creek Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Sermons Boulevard
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-7200
Grades: 6-8
| 501 students
Rank: #55.
Grover C Fields Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 M L King Jr Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 514-6438
Grades: 6-8
| 514 students
Rank: #66.
Brinson Memorial Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
319 Neuse Forest Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 514-6431
Grades: K-5
| 441 students
Rank: #77.
Craven Virtual Academy
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3600 Trent Rd
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-6300
Grades: 3-12
| 175 students
Rank: #88.
Trent Park Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2500 Educational Drive
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-6481
Grades: K-5
| 429 students
Rank: #99.
Arthur W Edwards Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Education Lane
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-5140
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Ben D Quinn Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4275 M L King Jr Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-6420
Grades: PK-5
| 388 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Havelock Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 Cunningham Boulevard
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-5106
Grades: PK-5
| 271 students
Rank: #1212.
Graham A Barden Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Cedar Drive
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-5100
Grades: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #1313.
James W Smith Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Koonce Town Road
Cove City, NC 28523
(252) 514-6466
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #1414.
H J Macdonald Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3127 Elizabeth Avenue
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-6450
Grades: 6-8
| 742 students
Rank: #1515.
Vanceboro-farm Life Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Farm Life Avenue
Vanceboro, NC 28586
(252) 244-3215
Grades: PK-5
| 488 students
Rank: #1616.
Havelock Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
102 Middle School Lane
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-5125
Grades: 6-8
| 402 students
Rank: #1717.
Roger Bell New Tech Academy
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
804 Fontana Boulevard
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-5133
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #1818.
Bridgeton Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
230 Branch Canal Road
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 514-6425
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #1919.
West Craven Middle School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Nw Craven Mid School Road
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 514-6488
Grades: 6-8
| 699 students
Rank: #2020.
J T Barber Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Cobb Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 514-6460
Grades: PK-5
| 257 students
Rank: #2121.
Oaks Road Academy
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2811 Oaks Road
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 514-6475
Grades: K-5
| 337 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 26 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 12,612 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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