New Hanover County Schools
- WILMINGTON, NC
New Hanover County Schools Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 67 reviews
New Hanover High School has treated me and my classmates very well. They have prepared us for college and the environment of the real world.
New Hanover County Schools are great. Some areas of the county and schools could be more fair and make sure everyone has the same opportunity's as some schools.
I like that they care about the students. The school system doesn't single any students out. We get rewarded for doing good in school.
I like the amount of schools that are in the district. The high schools are almost evenly separated out, which is good for overcrowding. However, some schools do get bad reps for the area they are located in.
I loved the teachers who were willing to listen and work with the students, the teachers who didn't care about what a student got on a test but on how the student was progressing in the class. A major thing I would change about this county is the pay. In North Carolina, teachers are highly under paid which makes the newer teachers unmotivated and makes education in North Carolina not the best. If teachers were paid more and if more money was put into the education budget, more students would graduate college and pursue the essential STEM jobs.
Overall I felt confident that my child was getting the best education possible. Never had any problems with any of the administration at any of my child’s schools.
I attend Eugene Ashley High School and I love it!! The teachers really care about you and your success. Our athletics are not the best but we have the BEST student section. Everyone always comes out to football games to cheer on our fellow classmates. The school was opened in 2001 so it’s very clean compared to the other New Hanover County School. Ashely has an amazing campus since it is located in Veterans Park, along with Murray Middle School and Anderson Elementary School. Veterans Park has tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, soccer fields, and baseball/ softball fields.
I enjoyed being a part of the New Hanover County school system during the last four years. I enjoyed being on a varsity sports team and having the resources readily available to succeed in my search for a college. However, I would like to see the school system value the student's education more. During the Corona Virus, some teachers have not been providing work to seniors because they are almost at the end of the year. This is not smart because seniors will not be prepared for next year in college.
I like that New Hanover Country Schools are diverse and has many clubs for students to engage in. I also like that the sports program offers many different sports for the students to participate in. The actual learning and academics are very good. There are teacher who love their students but there are also many teachers who seem as though they hate their job. Most of the substitute teachers act like they would rather be somewhere else than teaching. Also the administrators and SRO’s are kind of rude to the students. I also think the schools should have more resources for students to prepare for college.
Not enough bus drivers, this has been an issue since Imwas in elementary school, and I am a senior. Not enough counselors in high school for the amount of students. Schools are overcrowded. County needs to build more schools, not apartments. District needs to budget more for marching band travel expenses for competitions. Student/teacher issues are not handled appropriately. Teachers are too busy to give recommendations for college scholarships and applications.
The school system as a whole is good. The special education at New Hanover High is really good! They have some really good teachers there and even though the school is downtown and in a bad section, a lot of people like it a lot.
I moved here last year from Rhode Island and have had a decent experience with the New Hanover County School District. The school I attend is very competitive, and it is very evident that many students want to succeed. The school size is quiet large which makes it hard to establish a strong connection with all of my teachers.
I absolutely love the New Hanover County Schools. Not only are they one of few school districts that really push Music and Arts... they truly have an amazing understanding of what students need to know and do to become successful. I have had an amazing four years going to school within this district and I hope they will always continue to push their students to accomplish great things as they have done with me.
I can only speak for the elementary and pre-k centers. I've been to many different schools in the county being an education major at UNCW. I now work at a public pre-k center and love it. The staff and teachers here really care about the kids and we love our jobs.
Some teachers are outstanding even with the few resources they are alotted and are grossly underpaid. Other teachers have lost their care due to the lack resources and poor compensation.
My experience was really good I don’t regret moving to Wilmington. There are many opportunities for you to succeed and thrive.
What i liked about my school even though we ran on New Hanover county schedule we have a better and easier life then they have, we have days off that they don't have off and at my school we can do online and go on campus as well. We also get more 1 on 1 then most pubic schools they work is challenging but easy at the same time. All of the kids there are friendly and quiet for the most part, teachers and students get along great there aren't any favorites of students, Yes there are favorite teachers as every student has one. the diversity isn't all that well there is more Caucasian then African American or others but that doesn't stop us fro getting along. I would say that parent involvement is a 60% out of 100%, when most parents are asked to do something for the most part all parents respond in a nice toned manner. No we don't have clubs or sports at our school but that's what makes us, us we are unique and different.