New Hanover County Schools School District

6410 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 43 public schools serving 24,897 students in New Hanover County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in New Hanover County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
43 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
24,897 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
1,714 Teachers
100,983 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

New Hanover County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 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 89% has increased from 83% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#111 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of New Hanover County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
57%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
55%
50%
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 2021-22 school year data.
89%
86%
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 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.60
0.70
# American Indian Students
74 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
398 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
4,275 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
17%
20%
# Black Students
4,252 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
17%
25%
# White Students
14,664 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
59%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
26 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,244 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
87
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
1,809
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,783
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,808
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,855
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,770
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,813
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,712
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,852
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,866
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,608
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,135
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,072
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,727
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,767 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,030 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$293 MM
$17,307 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$300 MM
$17,964 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$11,767
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in New Hanover 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)
$12,030
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in New Hanover 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 New Hanover County Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wilmington Early College High School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: 90-94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4500 Blue Clay Rd, Wechs Bldg.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7789
Grades: 9-13
| 233 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 230 students
Rank: #33.
Wrightsville Beach Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
220 Coral Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-3171
Grades: K-5
| 266 students
Rank: #44.
Masonboro Elementary School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3518 Masonboro Loop Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 790-2355
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #55.
Ogden Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3637 Middle Sound Rd
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-6464
Grades: K-5
| 626 students
Rank: #66.
Dr Hubert Eaton Sr Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6701 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 397-1544
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #77.
Dr John Codington Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4321 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2236
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #88.
John T Hoggard High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4305 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2072
Grades: 9-12
| 2,172 students
Rank: #99.
Heyward C Bellamy Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
70 Sanders Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2039
Grades: K-5
| 567 students
Rank: #1010.
Holly Tree Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3020 Web Trace
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 790-2250
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #1111.
Eugene Ashley High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
555 Halyburton Memorial Parkwy
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2360
Grades: 9-12
| 1,931 students
Rank: #1212.
Emsley A Laney High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2700 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2089
Grades: 9-12
| 2,114 students
Rank: #1313.
Charles P Murray Middle School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
655 Halyburton Memorial Parkwy
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2363
Grades: 6-8
| 832 students
Rank: #1414.
Porters Neck Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
416 Edgewater Club Rd
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 251-2975
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Carolina Beach Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 South 4th St
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-4340
Grades: K-5
| 409 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Edwin A Anderson Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
455 Halyburton Memorial Parkwa
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 798-3311
Grades: K-5
| 621 students
Rank: #1717.
M C S Noble Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6520 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2112
Grades: 6-8
| 629 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Bradley Creek Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6211 Greenville Loop
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 350-2051
Grades: K-5
| 367 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
New Hanover High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1307 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,543 students
Rank: #2020.
Sea-tech
Vocational School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5301 Sidbury Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 530-6300
Grades: 9-13
| 215 students
Rank: #2121.
Roland-grise Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4412 Lake Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2136
Grades: 6-8
| 830 students
Rank: #2222.
Pine Valley Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
440 John S Mosby Dr
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2121
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Rank: #2323.
Castle Hayne Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3925 Roger Haynes Drive
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 602-4970
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #2424.
Murrayville Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
225 Mabee Way
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 790-5067
Grades: K-5
| 529 students
Rank: #2525.
Winter Park Model Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
204 S Macmillan Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2159
Grades: K-5
| 292 students
Rank: #2626.
Mary C Williams Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
801 Silver Lake Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2150
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
Rank: #2727.
Emma B Trask Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2900 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2142
Grades: 6-8
| 680 students
Rank: #2828.
Career Readiness At Mosley Plc
Alternative School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3702 Princess Place Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 251-6161
Grades: 6-12
| 118 students
Rank: #2929.
Myrtle Grove Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
901 Piner Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 350-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 715 students
Rank: #3030.
Holly Shelter Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3921 Roger Haynes Dr
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 602-4046
Grades: 6-8
| 885 students
Rank: #3131.
Edwin A Alderman Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2025 Independence Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2031
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
Rank: #3232.
The International School At Gregory
Magnet School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1106 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6185
Grades: K-8
| 522 students
Rank: #3333.
John J Blair Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6510 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2045
Grades: K-5
| 425 students
Rank: #3434.
Sunset Park Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
613 Alabama Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6948
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #3535.
College Park Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 Oriole Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2058
Grades: K-5
| 449 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to New Hanover County Schools School District?
New Hanover County Schools School District manages 43 public schools serving 24,897 students.
What is the rank of New Hanover County Schools School District?
New Hanover County Schools School District is ranked #114 out of 325 school districts in North Carolina (top 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 New Hanover County Schools School District?
59% of New Hanover County Schools School District students are White, 17% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of New Hanover County Schools School District?
New Hanover County 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 New Hanover County Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,030 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 43 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 24,897 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 89% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 57% (Top 30%)
  • : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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