Schools and Child Care in Morehead City, NC

Here you will find information on Carteret County's top-ranking public schools in Morehead City, charter and private schools, and daycare facilities.  Morehead City is a community that cares about quality education and providing a safe and encouraging environment for children.  

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Public Schools

The focus of the Carteret County Public School System mission is to graduate all students prepared to be productive citizens. Carteret County Schools Ranked 7th in education in the state report created by NC CAP. Carteret County Public School System focuses on providing a quality education to its approximately 8,600 students enrolled in 18 schools and 107 pre-kindergartens. The schools are located throughout Carteret County, from Atlantic Beach to Cape Carteret.

With about 1,140 employees, the school system is the largest employer in the county.

Carteret County public schools are governed by an elected seven-member board of education. Members serve four-year staggered terms and are chosen in county-wide, nonpartisan elections. School board members meet in open session each month.

Charter Schools

1108 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-1601

Cape Lookout is a charter school serving students in grades 9 through 12. The school offers a regular high school curriculum as well as courses relating to marine science. With a maximum number of 150 students, the school strives to provide one-on-one services to students....more about Cape Lookout Marine Science Charter High School

 
 
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