About Pitt County Schools
    The Pitt County School System is accredited by AdvancED  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 24,000 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


    There are over 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 2016-17:

    African-American - 47.1%

    American Indian - 0.2%

    Asian - 1.5%

    Hispanic - 11.6%

    Multi - 3.8%

    White - 35.7%

    Student Achievement Highlights

    In 2017, the school system posted an 86.2 % four-year cohort graduation rate. According to the 2016-17 READY Accountability Model report, 32 out of 34 test schools in Pitt County received a passing grade.  Scores on the ACT, which is a national college entrance exam, have increased by 9.1% for students in the district's high schools.

    The Pitt County Schools graduating class of 2016 included 303 students who were recognized as North Carolina Scholars.   Additionally, the class of 2016 was offered $25,887,690.13 in scholarships, including the following:   

    ·         East Carolina University Honors College Scholarships

    ·         North Carolina State University Park Scholarships

    ·         University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarships

    ·         Campbell University Presidential Scholarships

    ·         Meredith College Legacy Scholarship

    ·         University of South Carolina McKissick Scholars Scholarship

    ·         Webb Institute Scholarship

    ·         University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship

    ·         Georgia Tech Gold Scholarship

    ·         University of Texas at Dallas National Merit Scholarship

    ·         University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship

    ·         Arizona State University National Merit Scholarship

    ·         Vanderbilt University National Merit Scholarship

    ·         Wingate University Irwin Belk Scholarship

    ·         California Institute of Technology Scholarship

    ·         Harvard Faculty Scholarship

    ·         Columbia University Scholarship

    ·         Duke University Engineering Scholarship

    ·         Wingate University Presidential Scholarship

    ·         Johnson & Wales University Presidential Academic Scholarship

    ·         NC A&T Merit Scholarship

    ·         Barton College John Harper Scholarship

    ·         West Virginia University of Technology STEM Scholarship

    ·         Chowan University Presidential Scholarship

    ·         University of South Carolina Flinn Scholarship

    ·         University of Mississippi Scholarship

    ·         University of Alabama Capstone Scholars Scholarship

    ·         University of South Carolina Woodrow Scholarship

    ·         West Virginia University Honors Scholarship

    ·         University of Tennessee Scholarship

    ·         University of North Carolina Pogue and Chancellor’s Science Scholarship

    ·         Gates Millennium Scholarship

    ·         Duke University Scholarship

    ·         Brown University Scholarship

    ·         University of San Francisco Hilltop Scholarship

    ·         Clemson University Athletic Scholarship

    ·         NC State University Dr. Joseph Colson Engineering Scholarship

    ·         George Washington Scholarship

    ·         Meredith College Academic Merit Scholarship

    ·         Savannah College of Art and Design Scholarship

    ·         Arizona State University Provost Scholarship

    ·         Elon University Scholarship

    ·         Several athletic scholarships

    ·         Scholarships for the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy

    ·         And many more


    The scholarship total was the highest ever for Pitt County Schools.  

    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 July 9, 2018