School Details

North Lenoir High

2400 Institute Road, La Grange, NC 28551
(252) 527-9184

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 941 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, 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 2014
  • Lenoir County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Lenoir High is a public high school in Kinston. The principal of North Lenoir High is Mr Gil Respess and can be contacted at 941 children attend North Lenoir High and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 941 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Lenoir High is 15:1. Dobbs School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 45%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 0.5% 0.7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    excellent leadership and staff.............awesome drama and chorus proud to be a part of NLHS

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sophmore at NL and I have to admit my freshmen year was alot better. The New Principle was my principle from middle school who was somewhat questionable when my parents met him but I believe he tries his best to keeep things in order. The upper part of th estaff is great but as far as the teachers....some need to be fired!

  • (6 years ago)

    Am a Senior at this school. I moved to this area last October. Am sad that i wasn't able to graduate from my other school. I don't recommend this school. Most of the students are disrespectful to the teachers. The sad thing is that the students don't get punished.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a student there and in 2007 after our principle changed to Mr. Soloman. Things around the school has also changed. Unfortunately this year there has been a bit more violence at school the school has become also a little more stricter. The teachers are absolutely great and they are helpful in many other ways.

  • (7 years ago)

    Most of the teachers at North Lenoir are great but some just need to be fired. The athletic program at NL is also getting better every year. Congrads to the baseball and softball teams and thanks to the choaches for all your hard work thoughout the seasons. I am so ready for another state championship.

  • (7 years ago)

    North Lenoir has alot of great teachers and athletic programs. The coachs are great.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a rising junior and i would not want to go to any other school in lenoir county!

  • (9 years ago)

    North Lenoir High School is not up to par. It has failed to meet state standards more than once. Additionally the academics are horrible with a few exceptions. It seems like every year it was worse.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a past graduate of North Lenoir and the parent of a rising sophomore I am proud to say that this school is outstanding. The teachers and the principal Mr. Simms really care about their students. The drama department is the best around. If you didn't see Grease and The Wizard of Oz this past school year then you missed out on some wonderful entertainment.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a former student of NLHS and overall the school is okay. They have some of the best teachers who are willing to go that extra mile to help the student their suceed in life. I graduated in 2003 and the teacher who stood out the most while I was there was Mrs. Eason. I'd like to say thanks to the staff there.

  • (10 years ago)

    North Lenoir High School I know is a wounderful school. The teachers principals and other faculty members their are just wounderful. The principal Dexter Simms is a great principal along with Ann Riggiero and Brian Yabrough. Thank you North Lenoir High School. The BEST

  • (11 years ago)

    I think this is a very great school. It's not violent at all. It's a very safe environment and students are taught well. I attend it and I really like it. We have one of the best principals around and some of the best teachers. Many people want to be a part of NL Hawks and they should want to be a part of our school of excellence experience and fun.

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