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 23,500 students in 37 schools and is continuing to see annual growth in its student population.   


Number of Schools
Pre-K Education Center - 1 
Elementary Schools (K-5) - 16
K-8 Schools - 6

Middle Schools (6-8) - 7

High Schools (9-12) - 6

Early College High School (9-12) - 1 


In the 2014-15 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 2015-16:

African-American - 48.2%

American Indian - 0.2%

Asian - 1.4%

Hispanic - 11%

Multi - 3.5%

White - 35.6%


Student Achievement Highlights

In 2016, the school system posted an 83 % four-year cohort graduation rate. According to the 2015-16 READY Accountability Model report, Pitt County Schools also met or exceeded growth in 76 % of its tested schools. The school system also increased its proficiency rate by an average of 1.7 percentage points when measuring grade level proficiency.


The graduating class of 2015 was offered $24,855,970 in scholarships which includes 295 NC Scholars along with East Carolina University Honors College Scholarships, North Carolina State University Park Scholarships, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship, Campbell University Presidential Scholarships, a Meredith College Legacy Scholarship, the University of South Carolina McKissick Scholars Scholarship, a Webb Institute Scholarship, a University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship, a Georgia Tech Gold Scholarship, a University of Texas at Dallas National Merit Scholarship, a University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship, an Arizona State University National Merit Scholarship, a Vanderbilt University National Merit Scholarship, a Wingate University Irwin Belk Scholarship, a California Institute of Technology Scholarship, a Harvard Faculty Scholarship, a Columbia University Scholarship, a Duke University Engineering Scholarship, several athletic scholarships, and scholarships for the United States Military Academy, United States Marine Corps., and the United States Naval Academy among many others. The scholarship total was the highest 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 October 26, 2016