The Pitt County School System is accredited by AdvanceED  as a Quality School System. This achievement recognizes the quality of education afforded the students in Pitt County Schools through the leadership of the superintendent and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.

Pitt County Schools currently serves more than 23,500 students in 36 schools and is continuing to see annual growth in its student population.   


Number of Schools
Elementary Schools (K-5) - 16
K-8 Schools - 6

Middle Schools (6-8) - 7

High Schools (9-12) - 6



In the 2012-13 school year, there were 1,842 National Origin Minority Students enrolled in Pitt County Schools, representing 43 different native languages.  Out of these students, 968 were identified as Limited English Proficient and served in the ESL (English as a Second Language) Program. 

The ethnic distribution of students in 2012-13:

African-American - 47.8%

American Indian - 0.2%

Asian - 1.3%

Hispanic - 9.8%

Multi - 3%

White - 37.8%


Student Achievement Highlights for 2012-13

According to the 2012-13 READY Accountability Model report, 76 percent (25 of 33 tested schools) in Pitt County Schools met or exceeded expected growth on end-of-grade and end-of-course tests.


The graduating class of 2013 was offered $13,597,955 in scholarships and includes 223 NC Scholars, a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a Park Scholar, and a National Merit Scholar among others. The total amount of money offered in scholarships was the most ever for the district.

Lunch and Breakfast Program
On average for the district, Pitt County Schools serves 5,748 breakfast meals per day, 17,206 student lunch meals per day and 473 school snacks each day.  Breakfast and lunch meals are served on site at each school location.

On average, 218 yellow school buses traveling 15,394 miles, transport 12,506 students daily.
Last Modified on March 27, 2014
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