Lenoir County Public Schools School District

2017 W Vernon Avenue
Kinston, NC 28504
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 8,281 students in Lenoir County Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Lenoir County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
17 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
8,281 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
548 Teachers
100,983 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Lenoir County Public 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 84% has increased from 82% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#243 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lenoir County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
39%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lenoir County Public 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.
39%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lenoir County Public 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.
84%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lenoir County Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.66
0.70
# American Indian Students
12 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
83 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,301 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
20%
# Black Students
3,798 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
46%
25%
# White Students
2,768 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
33%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
335 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
101
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
583
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
560
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
621
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
616
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
625
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
652
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
613
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
660
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
660
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
765
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
758
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
601
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
466
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,218 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,823 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$85 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lenoir County Public 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)
$90 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Lenoir County Public 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)
$10,218
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lenoir County Public 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)
$10,823
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lenoir County Public 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 Lenoir County Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lenoir County Early College High School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
231 Hwy 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
(252) 233-6870
Grades: 9-13
| 185 students
Rank: #22.
South Lenoir High School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3355 Old Hwy 11 South
Deep Run, NC 28525
(252) 568-6161
Grades: 9-12
| 729 students
Rank: #33.
Moss Hill Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6040 Hwy 55 West
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 569-5071
Grades: K-5
| 405 students
Rank: #44.
Woodington Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4939 Hwy 258 South
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 527-9570
Grades: 6-8
| 607 students
Rank: #55.
E B Frink Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
102 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr
La Grange, NC 28551
(252) 566-3326
Grades: 6-8
| 513 students
Rank: #66.
Banks Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2148 Falling Creek Rd
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 527-9470
Grades: PK-5
| 498 students
Rank: #77.
North Lenoir High School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Institute Road
La Grange, NC 28551
(252) 527-9184
Grades: 9-12
| 953 students
Rank: #88.
Pink Hill Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2666 Hc Turner Road
Pink Hill, NC 28572
(252) 568-4176
Grades: PK-5
| 448 students
Rank: #99.
Northwest Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 Old Well Rd
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 527-5143
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #1010.
Kinston High School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 N Queen St
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-8067
Grades: 9-12
| 666 students
Rank: #1111.
Contentnea-savannah School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Ferrell Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-8591
Grades: PK-8
| 838 students
Rank: #1212.
La Grange Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
402 W Railroad St
La Grange, NC 28551
(252) 566-4036
Grades: PK-5
| 524 students
Rank: #1313.
Southwood Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1245 Hwy 58 South
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 527-9081
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #1414.
Rochelle Middle School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
301 N Rochelle Blvd
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-4290
Grades: 6-8
| 468 students
Rank: #1515.
Southeast Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Mcdaniels Street
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-4210
Grades: K-5
| 207 students
Rank: #1616.
Northeast Elementary School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1002 E Highland Ave
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-4166
Grades: PK-5
| 451 students
Rank: #1717.
Lenoir County Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2529 Cedar Dell Lane, Haigler-
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 527-4264
Grades: PK-12
| 67 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Lenoir County Public Schools School District?
Lenoir County Public Schools School District manages 17 public schools serving 8,281 students.
What is the rank of Lenoir County Public Schools School District?
Lenoir County Public Schools School District is ranked #242 out of 325 school districts in North Carolina (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of North Carolina school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Lenoir County Public Schools School District?
46% of Lenoir County Public Schools School District students are Black, 33% of students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Lenoir County Public Schools School District?
Lenoir County Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Lenoir County Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,823 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 17 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 8,281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 84% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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