Vance County Schools


Vance County Schools


Vance County is located in the Northeast Piedmont of North Carolina, approximately one hour north of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city of Henderson is the county's seat, with the county's other municipalities being Kittrell, Middleburg and Townsville. Our county's population is approximately 42,000, with about 18,000 of the residents living in Henderson. Vance County is home to Kerr Lake, the largest recreational lake in North Carolina. With over 800 miles of shoreline, the lake is host to more than 1.8 million visitors each year. Our public school system is one of the largest employers in the county. Serving approximately 8,500 students, the school system has 15 schools including: 10 elementary, grades K-5; two middle schools, grades 6-8; two high schools, grades 9-12; and a third high school which serves the needs of students who need extra assistance with their academics. The school system also provides 17 pre-kindergarten classes serving over 250 four-year-old studentts, and offers a full range of programs for academically gifted and handicapped students. Other programs offered by Vance County Schools include: Career and Technical Education; Psychological Services; Health Services; Child Nutrition; Technology; After School Care; and Summer Enrichment Programs.

Mission Statement

Vance County Schools' mission is that every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and post-secondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century. The Standard for our School System is Excellence! The late Ron Edmonds stated, "We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven't so far." Therefore; "let us teach each child the way in which we want our own child taught." If we do this, success will be achieved. Each child will be successful, and we will have an Excellent School System because of you. We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Vance County Schools is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vance County Schools

1724 Graham Avenue, Henderson, NC 27536-4295