School Details

West Carteret High School

4700 Country Club Road, Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1176

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1167 students 14 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
  • Carteret County Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Carteret High School is a public high school in Morehead City. The principal of West Carteret High School is Mrs Carolyn Heller, whose e-mail is 1,167 students attend West Carteret High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 35% of the 1,167 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Carteret High School is 14:1. Cape Lookout Marine Sci High is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 80%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    West Carteret provides a great atmosphere for our teens helping them to discover what they're good at. Everyone gets a good education whether you are going to college or not. Outstanding music department and other extra curricular activities!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. All of the teachers are willing to help any student even if they are not in their class. If the student wants to make an acceptable grade they just need to study and ask for help. My math teacher stays after once or twice a week and is willing to stay more when she is not busy just to help. There are some people who somehow get away with smoking in the a bathroom but our administators take it very seriously and the smoker (if caught) will regret it.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love this school the teachers a re helpful and friendly and the school has a great curriculum. I loved going there and have learned a lot.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son really loves this school! The teachers have been very helpful and the staff has been also. West does offer many extra-curricullar activities and my son is involved with some and loves every minute he spends at the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very unhappy with this school. I feel they over suspend students for the most minor of infractions. Causing them to fail and lose credits. I think it is wrong to mark a student absent when they tardy- sometimes only as the door is being shut. I found some teachers to be uncompassionate and not willing to go the extra mile to keep a kid from falling thru the cracks. Esp those students who need the extra help the most. It seems they want only those'perfect' students who are college bound.

  • (8 years ago)

    WCHS is a quality high school. I have found the staff to be great. They are caring and give their all to our young people. There is always something going on at West. There is an extracurricular activity/program for every interest. Things can only improve with these fine educators in the classroom. Sherry Kelly

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a pretty good one... i've been to many and as far as the teaching techniques are concerned they are alright. I think this school could be upgraded if there was more parent participation!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school can and will provide an excellent education if the student wants to get it. Many students leave with the equivalent of a half year of college or more. Curriculum integrated with local Community College as well as ample AP and honors courses.

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