Pender County Schools


Pender County Schools


Pender County Schools are among the fastest growing school districts, by rate, in the state of North Carolina. Though the district is classified as low wealth and high poverty, students continually exceed local and state performance on North Carolina End of Grade and End of Course tests. Our district is made up of 16 schools within the attendance area. The district has 8 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools, and an Early College High School. Pender County Public Schools provide a first class education for approximately 9,300 students in a rapidly growing county. Our 16 schools are located in a diverse array of suburban and rural communities, and serve students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Each school day over 1,200 employees work to provide an environment that capitalizes on all children's natural curiosity, nurtures their desire to learn, and respects their individual learning style. Our goal is to help children become productive members of society. 2015-2016 Numbers: • 9,310 Students enrolled in 16 schools • 82 National Board Certified Teachers • 620 Certified Teachers

Mission Statement

We strive to treat every student, parent and community member with dignity and respect while providing the best educational experience possible.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

General Principles: It is the policy of the Pender County Board of Education to provide all applicants for employment with equal opportunities and to provide current employees with training, compensation, promotion and other benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military affiliation, sex, age or disability, except when sex, age or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications for the positions.

Pender County Schools

925 Penderlea Hwy, Burgaw, NC 28425