About Pitt County Schools
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 23,800 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 2013-14 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 2014-15:

African-American - 47.5%

American Indian - 0.2%

Asian - 1.4%

Hispanic - 10.7%

Multi - 3.4%

White - 36.7%


Student Achievement Highlights

In 2014, the school system posted a record high 82.5 percent four-year cohort graduation rate, increasing the rate for the sixth consecutive year. According to the 2013-14 READY Accountability Model report, Pitt County Schools also increased composite proficiency scores in each of its 33 tested schools when using the Grade Level Proficiency results.


The graduating class of 2014 was offered $22,549,092 in scholarships which includes 232 NC Scholars along with East Carolina University Honors College Scholarships, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Covenant Scholarship, a Salem College Sisters Scholarship, a University of Alabama Presidential Merit Scholarship, a Bridgewater President's Merit Scholarship, a North Carolina State Goodnight Scholars Program Scholarship, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Morehead Cain Scholars Program Scholarship, a Gates Millennium Scholarship, a Yale University Scholarship, a Boston University Grant and Presidential Scholarship, a Duke University Roy O. Rodwell Trinity Scholarship, a West Point Scholarship, and a United States Air Force Academy Scholarship. 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 May 19, 2015
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