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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Craven County Schools is a public school district located in New Bern, NC. It has 14,219 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
3600 Trent Road
New Bern, NC 28562
Telephone
(252) 514-6300
Website

Craven County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
265 responses
Average ACT
23
253 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,219
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,189
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$122,628,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,432/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Craven County Schools Reviews

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Living in this district, and specifically the city of New Bern all my life, I grew up seeing changes taking place- from redistricting schools to getting rid of school uniforms.

My experience in education here has been amazing. The teachers are passionate with what they do and work hard to try their best to help their students understand the things we’re learning.
The decisions the school district makes has always been smart too. When Hurricane Florence hit us, the schools made sure alert EVERY student, by personally calling us making sure we’re safe and to check our status. They checked each school and cancelled school for the students of schools that were flooded or problems with air quality, and had students from schools that weren’t hugely impacted by the storm get back to school as soon as it was safe.
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Craven County School system is a well-organized education system. They make sure every student is getting the help they need. I spent my high school years in Craven Early College High School. It was very challenging but with the teachers being so involved in my success it made me accept the challenge with no regrets. I love how my school accepts diversity being able to be yourself in school makes it more comfortable to learn and grow. I am currently still enrolled in CEC but will be graduating with my associate degree and diploma because college readiness prepared me so well. I made the best decision since my school prepared me for big responsibilities.
I loved my experience with Craven County Schools. Ever since elementary school, I have had the best teachers, a great learning experience, and always a good support system in school. I am also blessed to say I was never bullied in school, and I thank the schools counseling department for that. After graduating high school, I realize that I was not fully equipped for college. Part of that has to do with myself, but also, maybe more could be done in the college readiness side of getting seniors ready for graduation and what is too come.