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 5 public high schools serving 2,600 students in Lenoir County Public Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Lenoir County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Lenoir County Public School School District have a Graduation Rate of 80%, which is less than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Lenoir County Early College High School, with ≥90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
17 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
8,281 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
548 Teachers
32,877 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.
56%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Lenoir County Public 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.
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
0.68
# American Indian Students
12 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
83 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,301 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
19%
# Black Students
3,798 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
46%
25%
# White Students
2,768 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
33%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
335 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
101
543
# Students in K Grade:
583
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
560
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
621
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
616
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
625
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
652
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
613
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
660
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
660
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
765
142,946
# 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
$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
$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
$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
$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 High 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.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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

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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%)
  • : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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