About Wilson County Schools

  • The motto of Wilson County Schools is “learn, create, inspire” and that is exactly what our 10,300 students and 1,700 staff members strive to do each day. Our district consists of 26 schools - 14 elementary schools, six middle schools, three high schools, two early colleges and one alternative school. Students are empowered to stay engaged in their education and to graduate as responsible citizens who are prepared to participate in the global economy. Wilson County Schools experienced incredible academic success prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which paused state testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Prior to that year, Wilson County Schools had the highest increase in proficiency of any district in the state and was just seven percentage points away from being one of the top 20 highest performing school systems in North Carolina. More details can be found in our Fast Facts graphic. Below is our mission, vision and beliefs.

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

    Vision: 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. 

    About Wilson County
    Wilson County Schools is located in Wilson County, which is 45 minutes east of the capital city of Raleigh, two hours from the beach and roughly four hours from the mountains. Once known as “the world’s largest tobacco market,” Wilson leaders have worked to redefine Wilson as a place with all the charm of a small town and all the amenities of a larger city. In Wilson, front porch rocking chairs and whimsical whirligigs coexist with entrepreneurial pathways and a world-class broadband system. Visit www.discoverwilson.com to find out more about our incredible town.

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