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Facts & Figures - as of June 2017

Number of Schools 26
(14 Elementary, 6 Middle, 3 Traditional High, 2 Early
Colleges and 1 Alternative School)

Enrollment 11,901
Number of Students in grades K-5 5,604
Number of Students in grades 6-8 2,646
Number of Students in grades 9-12 3,651

Ethnic Distribution
Black..................... ............45%
White 31%
Other 24%

Average Daily Attendance 95.5%

Students Classified as Exceptional 1,037
Students Classified as AIG (April 2017) 732

Students served in School-Age Child Care 608
(After school) 437
(Before school) 148
(Daycare) ...................................................... 23

Number of High School Graduates 836
Percent Attending Public Sr. Institutions 28.3%
Percent Attending Private Institutions 10.3%
Percent Attending Community Colleges 38.6%
Percent Attending Private Jr. Colleges 0.5%
Percent Attending Trade, Business, etc. 0.8%
Percent Entering the Military 6.5%
Percent Entering the Workforce 14.2%
Percent Undecided 0.7%

Total Number of Licensed Personnel 897
Total Number of Classified Personnel 623
Total Number of Employees 1,520

2016-17 Total Operating Budget $120,648,749
State 60%
Local 17%
Federal 10%
Capital Outlay 3%
Child Nutrition 6%
NC Network .5%
Afterschool Care Program 1%
Local Special Revenue 2.5%

Per Pupil Expenditure: $8,516

State Average Teacher Salary
(with benefits) $62,368

Number of Buses Operated 112
Number of Students Transported Daily 5,136
Number of Miles Per Year (estimated) 1,532,327

Average of Daily Breakfast Meals 4,775
Average of Daily Lunch Meals 7,925
Average of After-School Snacks (month) 5,660
Percent of Students Eligible for Free Meals
(does not include CEP schools) 47%
Percent of Students Eligible for Reduced Meals
(does not include CEP schools) 6%

Mission, Vision & Beliefs


The mission of Wilson County Schools is to provide an educational environment which creates success for all students through the community working together. 


Wilson County Schools is a place where students participate in an educational environment in which they are engaged and empowered in their learning and graduate as responsible citizens prepared to compete in the global economy.  Collectively, students, educators, families and community members commit to becoming lifelong learners and ensuring students are prepared for success and equipped with the skills to pursue their dreams.


Belief Statements:

  1. Educators set high expectations that drive learning and coursework to be rigorous, engaging and aligned with college and career readiness.
  2. Student achievement and success should not be predictable by race, ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status.
  3. Educators believe in and share the responsibility for the development of the whole child.
  4. All stakeholders share responsibility for promoting a culture of integrity, honor and respect.
  5. Effective family and community partnerships are a cornerstone of the educational experience.

 Wilson County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability.

District Plans

Low Performing District Plan

Effective with the 2013-2014 school year, the State Board of Education is required to award North Carolina public schools overall grades of A-F for achievement, growth and performance and required to designate whether a school has met, exceeded, or not met expected growth. WCS has been deemed a Low-Performing District because half of our 26 schools did not meet the criteria for performance and growth. WCS is required by the state to develop an improvement plan that specifically addresses how the district will improve both the school performance grade and school growth score of each low-performing school in the district. The plan also addresses how current district policy should be changed to improve student achievement, specifically focused on improving both the school performance grade and school growth score. The Board of Education approved the plan on Oct. 17, and it will now be reviewed by parents, community members and the State Board.

Please review the Low Performing District Plan. There are also copies in school offices. 

Our district is focused on continuous improvement, and we look forward to working with each of you to provide the best education for our children.  


Youth Master Plan 

Strong communities are built on the foundations of families, and most importantly, the foundations we provide for our youth. We realize that all children benefit from stable homes, strong schools, positive role models, and nurturing and safe environments. The Wilson Youth Master Plan demonstrates the commitment of our community leaders to ensure that all our youth will be insulated by a pipeline of positive opportunities and proper support they need to become productive citizens and future leaders of the next generation.

 The Youth Master Plan represents a joint effort between Wilson 20/20 Community Vision and Wilson County Schools to bring together educators, parents, community members, nonprofits, businesses, churches, law enforcement and government agencies to improve the outcomes for all children in our community. We have engaged our youth in the planning process, and we have responded to the priorities they have helped us establish. This plan has assured us that we are partnering with a community that cares about each and every child. 

The plan represents the work of five impact teams focused on areas where attention and action are warranted for our youth:


  • Education and Workforce
  • K-12 Academic Achievement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Out of School Time
  • Safety

In each of these areas, we have developed ambitious strategies that will require improved communication, extensive collaboration, and strong leadership to hold ourselves accountable for the outcomes we hope to achieve. We want all of our youth to realize the endless possibilities and the potential they will have upon graduation, and we intend for each of our youth to benefit from our investment and our commitment to help them succeed.   Visit the Wilson 20/20 website for more information:


Click here for the 2017 Youth Master Plan Progress Report




For information on how to enroll your child(ren), please click here.

For a list of registration forms, please click here.

School Hours & Calendars

Elementary Schools  7:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Middle Schools  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

High Schools 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


To view or print the 2017-2018 Student Calendar, click here.

To view or print the 2017-2018 Wilson Early College Calendar, click here.



About Wilson

Wilson County is located in eastern North Carolina.  Spread across a total area of 373 sq. miles, the county has a population of more than 78,000.  Wilson County continues to attract families from surrounding areas.  The quality of life and excellent education programs are two of the greatest resources available to those wishing to relocate to a vibrant community.  Parents, students, staff and community members have formed an alliance that ensures that every child will be successful in the 21st century.


Volunteers can complete a volunteer application by following the link below: 

The first time you access the system you will need to click on the registration link to register your email address and create a password.  Click on the green “New to the App-Garden?  Click Here to Register”.  

You will receive an e-mail confirming your e-mail address.  Then, go to your email and click on the link in the email to access the registration page.  Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email that the application is submitted.   Background checks will be initiated if needed based on the activity level selected.  An email will notify the volunteers when they are approved. 

Thank you for volunteering in Wilson County Schools!  You contributions are invaluable!

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