B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
6410 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Telephone
(910) 763-5431
Website

New Hanover County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1180
624 responses
Average ACT
27
374 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,131
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,923
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$228,862,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,677/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

New Hanover County Schools Reviews

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My high school experience was great. I thought E.A. Laney was a great school with even better teachers. Athletics were awesome and it was a blast playing with and against other schools.
The one thing I dislike is the equality of sports. Football brings in the most profit to schools, but I think that other sports should be treated more fairly. I played soccer in high school and my coaches couldn't afford to get us team t-shirts or even extra practice cones. It was a very tight budget. Yet football players get more special treatment. Some of the food is donation, but they also host large fundraisers, get their players quality sports attire they are able to keep, and get huge pep rally's. I understand football is a great tradition sport to bring in money and get the school together! But they do get special care from faculty compared to less income sports and maybe if the same attention was given to the other sports, even they could get the school greater income during their seasons, too.
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I have been enrolled in New Hanover County schools for 10 years and I have loved every moment of it. The teachers go out of their way to make sure that you are getting the best possible education. Also, the administration throughout my middle school and high school years have been more than happy to help me with any questions or concerns that I had. I plan on going to college out of state and I want to come back and raise my children in Wilmington and have them go to New Hanover County schools.
New Hanover High School is one of the oldest schools in North Carolina. The campus spreads across market street, the two sides are connected through the famous 'Cat Walk'. NHHS shows it's age in certain parts of the school but with a lot of work recently being done to improve the older parts. Because of our location in Wilmington we attract a lot of kids from broken homes and low incomes. With its location, bad things can come with an above average amount of fights and off campus incidents. I never feel as if my life is in danger but I know many kids at the school are put into uncomfortable situations. New Hanover does a great job of protecting their kids given the circumstances. With great athletics and rich history, New Hanover will always be a popular school.