New Hanover County Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 26,164 students in New Hanover County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in New Hanover County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in New Hanover County Schools School District are Isaac M Bear Early College High School, Wrightsville Beach Elementary School and Walter L Parsley Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. New Hanover County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

New Hanover County 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%)

Overview

School District Name
New Hanover County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
42 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
26,164 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
1,689 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

New Hanover County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#83 out of 305 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of New Hanover County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Hanover 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Hanover 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of New Hanover County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.68
# American Indian Students
85 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
474 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
3,602 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
18%
# Black Students
4,941 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
19%
25%
# White Students
15,972 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
61%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
27 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,096 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
127
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
1,912
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,953
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,942
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,060
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,073
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,220
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,858
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,909
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,762
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,386
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,003
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,020
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,939
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,253 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,662 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$268 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of New Hanover County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$305 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of New Hanover County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,253
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in New Hanover County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,662
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in New Hanover County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best New Hanover County Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Isaac M Bear Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
630 Macmillan Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-1387
Grades: 9-12
| 227 students
Rank: #22.
Wrightsville Beach Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
220 Coral Dr
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-3171
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #33.
Walter L Parsley Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3518 Masonboro Loop Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 790-2355
Grades: K-5
| 702 students
Rank: #44.
Wilmington Early College High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
4500 Blue Clay Rd, Wechs Bldg.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7789
Grades: 9-13
| 211 students
Rank: #55.
Ogden Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3637 Middle Sound Rd
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-6464
Grades: K-5
| 689 students
Rank: #66.
Holly Tree Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3020 Web Trace
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 790-2250
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #77.
Dr John Codington Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4321 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2236
Grades: K-5
| 554 students
Rank: #88.
Dr Hubert Eaton Senior Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6701 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 397-1544
Grades: K-5
| 542 students
Rank: #99.
John T Hoggard High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4305 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2072
Grades: 9-12
| 1,857 students
Rank: #1010.
Charles P Murray Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
655 Halyburton Memorial Parkwy
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2363
Grades: 6-8
| 950 students
Rank: #1111.
M C S Noble Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
6520 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2112
Grades: 6-8
| 887 students
Rank: #1212.
Heyward C Bellamy Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
70 Sanders Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2039
Grades: 1-5
| 648 students
Rank: #1313.
Carolina Beach Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 South 4th St
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-4340
Grades: K-5
| 456 students
Rank: #1414.
Emsley A Laney High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2700 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2089
Grades: 9-12
| 2,327 students
Rank: #1515.
Roland-grise Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4412 Lake Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2136
Grades: 6-8
| 839 students
Rank: #1616.
Eugene Ashley High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
555 Halyburton Memorial Parkwy
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2360
Grades: 9-12
| 1,990 students
Rank: #1717.
John J Blair Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
416 Edgewater Club Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 350-2045
Grades: K-5
| 581 students
Rank: #1818.
Murrayville Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
225 Mabee Way
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 790-5067
Grades: K-5
| 685 students
Rank: #1919.
Myrtle Grove Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 Piner Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 350-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 736 students
Rank: #2020.
Edwin A Anderson Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
455 Halyburton Memorial Parkwa
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 798-3311
Grades: K-5
| 686 students
Rank: #2121.
Emma B Trask Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2900 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2142
Grades: 6-8
| 732 students
Rank: #2222.
Pine Valley Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
440 John S Mosby Dr
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2121
Grades: K-5
| 612 students
Rank: #2323.
Bradley Creek Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
6211 Greenville Loop
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 350-2051
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #2424.
Winter Park Model Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
204 S Macmillan Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2159
Grades: K-5
| 330 students
Rank: #2525.
New Hanover High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1307 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,571 students
Rank: #2626.
Castle Hayne Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3925 Roger Haynes Drive
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 602-4970
Grades: PK-5
| 586 students
Rank: #2727.
Career Readiness Academy At Mosley Plc
Alternative School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3702 Princess Place Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 251-6161
Grades: 6-12
| 110 students
Rank: #2828.
Holly Shelter Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3921 Roger Haynes Dr
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 602-4046
Grades: 6-8
| 630 students
Rank: #2929.
Mary C Williams Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
801 Silver Lake Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2150
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #3030.
The International School At Gregory
Magnet School
Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1106 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6185
Grades: K-7
| 508 students
Rank: #3131.
College Park Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5301 Sidbury Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 350-2058
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #3232.
Edwin A Alderman Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2025 Independence Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2031
Grades: K-5
| 287 students
Rank: #3333.
Sunset Park Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
613 Alabama Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6948
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #3434.
Wrightsboro Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2716 Castle Hayne Rd
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6909
Grades: PK-5
| 609 students
Rank: #3535.
Williston Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 S 10th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6906
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 26,164 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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