A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West Carteret High School is a highly rated, public school located in Morehead City, NC. It has 1,215 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
4700 Country Club Road
Morehead City, NC 28557
Telephone
(252) 726-1176
Website

West Carteret High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1170
83 responses
Average ACT
25
83 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Our militia at any sports events
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Any sport event
    6%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Baseball
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,215
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,807/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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West Carteret High School Reviews

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West Carteret is a great school, with great students! There is always a teacher or principle to help you or just to talk to for guidance. They show appreciation in their students in many ways. For example, since i'm a senior , every Wednesday they treat the seniors to ice cream and brownies. There are various programs to get involved into the school, and every group is so welcoming. I wouldn't want to have spent 4 years anywhere else.
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West Carteret is a good school when it comes to acceptance. In other schools nearby, I've come to learn that they were very judgmental and it was hard for people to be who they really were in fears of judgement and humiliation. At West there is a place for everyone. The teacher are more than happy to find time to help students with their studies, clubs are accepting of all students, and the administration is efficient in solving problems. If there are difficulties throughout the school year the administration works cooperatively with the faculty to try to improve West Carteret's system for student's benefits. Teachers are always looking for ways to make it easier for students or ways to help them be successful.
West carteret high school is a wonderful school! While it might not be the fanciest or prettiest school, it has wonderful teachers, academic opportunities, sports teams, and clubs to be a part of.