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 6 public middle schools serving 3,033 students in Craven County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Craven County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), 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 middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
26 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
12,612 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
812 Teachers
31,852 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.
64%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Craven County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science 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
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
593 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
5%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,621 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
19%
# Black Students
3,314 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
26%
26%
# White Students
6,031 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
48%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
48 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,034 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
196
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
921
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
951
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
956
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
905
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
945
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
923
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
969
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
945
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,003
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,250
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
988
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
897
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
763
7,429
# 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
$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
$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
$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
$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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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

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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%)
  • : 64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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