School Details

North Pitt High School

5659 North Carolina 11, Bethel, NC 27812
(252) 825-0054

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 867 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pitt County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Pitt High School is a public high school in Bethel. The principal of North Pitt High School is Dr Lionel Kato, whose e-mail is 867 students attend North Pitt High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 64% of the 867 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North Pitt High School is 16:1. Junius H Rose High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 54% 48%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 38%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 19% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%
Asian 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I was a student.If you want your child to live up to his/her full potential please find a better school. The school is way more focused on trying to push disciplinary action then education. The best are only the best because of lack of worthy competition.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school I am a current senior and I am going to miss everything (

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing just how I want a high school to be I love it!!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a former student at NP. I am currently enrolled in college and i am just amazed at what people think about NP. Just from what i hear NP is known as a "thug" school and it is far from it. Yes we may have disadvantages like not many AP classes but our teachers care! Most of them know there students and know what they have to do to help you succeed later on in life. Basically you make your own future and the teachers are willing to get you there by you have to APPLY yourself here and not expect people to hand feed it to you. Yes there are problems i believe with the school with dress code and ways they handle things but overall its a decent school. What needs to be addressed is the parents who do not keep up with there children with academics and never discipline them. This is how i feel if someone talks about my former school because i really loved my time there.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a current senior at North Pitt High school and I have some tips for any parents or students who are considering sending their child to NPHS. We are a small rural underprivileged school and our demographics consist mostly of africa-americans latinos and a small percentage of whites with no asian students. Especially due to our student population our school is oftentimes given a bad reputation that it is very rarely due. I am an AP student and am first in my class and I have found that attending NPHS has had its drawbacks and its advantages. Because it is a small school your child if driven is more likely to succeed in the small classroom setting as opposed to a larger school like J.H. Rose. Your child if they are ambitious is more likely to be awarded leadership opportunities etc. However attending a small often overlooked school means fewer AP classes less funding and a huge amount of apathy. I would say 3 out of every 5 teachers at North Pitt are gifted educators who are knowledgeable about their material and the other two are just warm bodies that claim a degree in some field of study that they know very little about. North Pitt is not a dangerous school

  • (2 years ago)

    Before I begin let me say there are some great students and the teachers really care. That being said some of the students at this school are completely out of control. I have taught at other schools and never seen the level of disrespect and reckless abandon as I have at this school. Reprimands ISS and suspensions do not matter. Many times the students who are there to learn are deprived due to the fact that so much time is spent trying to control the ones who are only there because the law says they have to be. Pitt County needs an alternative school right now there is no real punishment for out of control behavior. They suspend them and they come right back to do it again.NP is under the eye of Raleigh as a failing school. The problem is the school is spending so much time focusing on the minutiae of dress codes and new technology that the real problems go unaddressed. Stop worrying about a student who has an AE emblem on their polo shirt and start fixing the behavioral problems. Until the major troublemakers are removed to a setting where their behavior can be a focus along with education then they will continue to bring the others down.

  • (3 years ago)

    Extremely dangerous school. Previous princepal left because he was worried for his safety. Classrooms are out of control with students screaming like wild animals. My child recorded the classroom so I could hear it for myself. This is my childs first and LAST year wirth this schiool. we are in the process if moving so our child will get an education and hooefullty wont get jumped.

  • (5 years ago)

    North Pitt Is Awesome!!! All of the teachers I've had our easy to get along with and I will miss greatly when I graduate in a year.

  • (5 years ago)

    North pitt is wack. i like some of the teachers but alot of them just dont care. and most students are the same way unmotivated lazy or they have already dropped out. i just cannt wait to get out. i wouldnt mind it so bad here if people had more manners!!! But i wouldnt recommend it to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    North Pitt High School is a school that does not care about its students nor staff. The school administration only thinks about how to keep students out of the classroom and suspended. Instead of trying to understand the reason children do things and help children with their problems they rather suspend the child and let the child miss days of school. Also north pitt high school does not listen to what children have to say nor their feelings about things that goes on in the school. Im so glad I'm out of NPHS and away from the schools administration. Administrators that do not know how to run a public school Marty Baker and Maurice Harris!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at northpitt. I love it there all the teachers and students make yu feel like yur part of a big family. I was a little nervous about joining a new school but they made me feel right at home!

  • (5 years ago)

    north pitt is very not organized or very good at teaching or understanding the child

  • (7 years ago)

    My family and I just moved her from Athens Georgia and my daughter goes to North Pitt and I couldn't be happier. The teachers are fantastic and the coursework is hard. She came from an extremely large school (1800 students) that had all the bells and whistles (computers in classrooms etc) but that means nothing in my opinion if the teachers are not supported and the kids don't want to learn. Like I said couldn't be happier at North Pitt. The area of improvement in my opinion would need to be parental involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a school that cares about its students. We work hard to close the achievement gap that our students come to high school with. Look scores from our feeder schools and then our scores...we bring the students scores up and it shows.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent of 2 boys who attended NPHS I can say without any hesitation that this school molded my children to be the best they could be. The faculty and students relate as a family with everyone working together to promote the best learning opportunity for each child there. Even teachers who did not teach a student would know that student by name. Here is a school that actively pursues what is in the interest of each child. There is personal one-on-one caring. The academic program is very strong and for a small rural high school has produced many superior and successful professionals in the work force today. I would not have sent my children anywhere else for their schooling even though I had the resources to do so. I chose NP before they chose my children. The arts athletic vocational/business exceptional programs are second to none. Great praise.

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