Northampton County Schools

Changing the Lives of Children

  • literacy at home

    Please visit our district's literacy page to learn more.  Click HERE

  •  “THE ROYAL TECHTICIANS” Finish Top 10 in the State Championship!

    Robotics Team

    What a season it has been for the Robotics Team at the “C”!  It began with 500 teams across the state of NC with regional qualifiers and then semi-finals, with very few advancing to the next level. In the end, 60 teams qualified to compete in the state championship.  

    This amazing team finished in the TOP TEN at state! 

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District News

  • Parent's Guide to Student Achievement


  • Building Commissioning Services for the New NCHS

    Northampton County Schools is seeking qualifications and proposals to secure building commissioning services for the new Northampton County High School. The school will be located just north of the town of Jackson, N.C. on NC Highway 305. The architect is currently working on construction design plans. The building is approximately one hundred thousand square feet with an anticipated construction cost of approximately fifty-five million dollars. The close out date for this project is scheduled for September 2026. A geothermal closed loop well system with air handlers is planned for the HVAC needs of the building. The commissioning service shale include but not be limited to the following: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire alarm, security. Commissioning services should cover the design phase, construction phase, acceptance phase and warranty phase. Written proposals, along with supporting documentation, should be submitted by March 1, 2024 to Phil Matthews at Northampton County Schools, PO Box 158, 701 North Street Jackson N.C. 27845 or emailed to

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  • Request for Qualifications - Material Testing and Special Inspections

    Northampton County Schools is in the process of building an approximately 100,000 square foot new high school that will be located on Highway 305 north of the Town of Jackson N.C. The architect for this project is RATIO States and the contractor will be Bordeaux Construction. Site work is desired to begin in approximately six months.

    Northampton County Schools desires to partner with a company to provide Material Inspections and Special Inspections for the above-mentioned project.
    Northampton County Schools is issuing a Request for Qualifications for Material Testing and Special Inspections for the above-mentioned project. Any company or firm wishing to be considered should submit a written Statement of Qualifications along with supporting documentation. Click here to view the criteria to be used in ranking and selection, as well as more information regarding this Request for Qualifications.

    Selected companies may be asked to attend an interview.  Submittals need to be in by the end of the day on Monday, March 18, 2024 and can be emailed, hand delivered, or mailed to Phil Matthews.  


    USPS:  Phil Matthews / PO Box 158 / 701 North Church Street / Jackson, N.C.  27845

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  • Notice of Inspection and Public Input for 2023-2024 Draft Federal Consolidated Plan & RLIS

    Northampton County Schools is seeking your input on the 2023-2024 Draft Federal Consolidated Plan & RLIS.  These plans support several district initiatives to help our students achieve success.  Your input is extremely valuable.  

    To review the documents, please visit:

    To provide feedback on the plans, please visit:

    Draft Federal Consolidated Plan & RLIS

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Kindergarten Registration 2024-25

  • Kindergarten Registration is underway for the 2024-2025 school year!  Applications are available under the "Find it Fast" section above in both English and Spanish.  Hard copies will be available at both Central Elementary and Gaston STEM Leadership Academy, as well as DSS, Central Services, and local daycares.

    In order to qualify for Kindergarten, all applicants must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2024.  Northampton County Schools will be holding registration events at both schools, as well as a joint registration at the Northampton County Wellness Center in Jackson.  Dates and times for all registration events, as well as admission requirements, are located by clicking flyer below.

    For more information, please contact Central Elementary at (252) 534-3381 or Gaston STEM Leadership Academy at (252) 537-2520, or visit the district website at

    Kindergarten Registration 2024-25
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Pre-K Registration 2024-25

  • Pre-Kindergarten Registration is also now underway!  Applications can be found online on the district website at under the "Find it Fast" section in both English and Spanish.  Hard copies will be available at Central Elementary School, Gaston STEM Leadership Academy, and Central Services.  All Pre-Kindergarten applicants must be 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2024.  There are different requirements for the Pre-K program than older students, which are located in the flyer below.  Registration events are planned on the same day as most of the Kindergarten Registration events.  Click on the flyer below for dates, times, and locations.

    For more information about Pre-Kindergarten Registration, please contact the NCS Pre-K Department at (252) 534-1371.

    Pre-K Registration 2024-25
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