South Central HS is the newest high school in Pitt County. The building was finished and staffed in 2002. A group of students met with PCS representatives and board members to create a name for the new high school along with school colors and a mascot.
Black and silver were chosen as school colors and the falcon was chosen as the mascot.
SCHS first opened for the 2002-2003 school year serving only Freshman and Sophomores. Each year an additional grade was added until finally, in 2004-2005, all four high school grade levels were represented resulting in SCHS producing the first graduating class.