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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Carteret High School is a highly rated, public school located in Morehead City, NC. It has 1,258 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% 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
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1180
91 responses
Average ACT
25
98 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,368
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$815
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Our militia at any sports events
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Any sport event
    5%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,258
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,008
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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West Carteret High School Reviews

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While West Carteret does have it's problems, it is a really amazing high school. The teachers are top-notch, and the administration really cares about the students. The school is large enough that it makes it easy to find a good group of friends and you have access to a large variety of classes. However, some AP classes are struggling to have enough students, and they should be fully supported (they should all be 1 year long). Overall an amazing high school experience!
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West Carteret High School is a great school. The teachers and staff care a lot about the students education and safety. My experience there so far has been great. I've bumped heads with teachers/staff but honestly what student doesn't? However, the school is a great school and deserves more acknowledgement than it really gets. The principals there are just trying to help the students out and help then reach their goals and what they are going to do in their life, career rise. A lot of stuff goes on during the school and during summer break with activities like band, color guard, football, cheerleading, etc. Are school has a lot of activities/clubs for your student and tried tovhelp them learn respect, discipline, and courtesy.
The teachers in this school are generally excellent; most are willing to connect with you personally and stay after school for help. The few who don't do this are the reason for the star off. Not only this, but the administration is always changing staff - I've been at this school for three years now, and have had maybe five different assistant principles, three of which aren't even here anymore. The other reason for a star being off is that the school is generally unclean. There are roaches in most classrooms, and the ones where there aren't roaches are usually because the teacher makes an effort to keep them out. This may be because this school is old though, so it's typically excusable.