School Details

Swansboro High

161 Queens Creek Road, Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 326-4300

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1025 students 15 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
  • Onslow County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Swansboro High is a public high school. The principal of Swansboro High is Mrs Chris Andre, whose e-mail is 1,025 students attend Swansboro High and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 33% of the 1,025 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Swansboro High is 15:1. Croatan High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 19%
Multiracial 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Asian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Besides the constant threat of druggees all is good here. There is a variety of classes like band foreign languages and ap courses.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school 9th-12th and I loved it they have a lot of extra curricular activities and the teachers are awesome. The school is safe and the staff is friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    Swansboro is the best school teachers are great students are friendly. The administration isn't the best

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Swansboro Middle for three years and Swansboro High for a portion of my ninth grade year. I loved it. I played every sport had excellant friends felt safe and with held a 'b' average. By far the best years of my life and when my mom and dad retire from the u.s.m.c we are heading straight back to little old Swansboro I can't wait.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our daughter attended this school and graduated in 2004 and our son currently attends and is set to graduate 2007. With that said we would like to let other parents know that this is a wonderful school. The principal teachers and councelors have been instrumental in the high level of education our children have attained. It is such a good school that it is over crowded and needs to be updated.Any parent would agree that this is a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my two children attended Swansboro schools from the middle to the high and I never really had any problems with the staff at either school they have some of the better teachers and I have been very pleased with my daughters education. I think that more parents should take more time in seeing what there children are doing at school and in what they are doing out of school. If there is only one problem it is that this school puts to much into one or two extracurricular activities and not much into others I.E. soccer - volleyball.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is just finishing her senior year. I moved to this area for the quality education and small-school atmosphere. I haven't been disappointed. I feel that my child is in a safe close-knit family where the teachers are approachable and the beautiful new school facilities provide a place conducive to learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had two children attend four years at this school and ultimately graduate in the top ten. I feel that there is a significant lack of good leadership at this school and that my children's education and high school experience left alot of room for improvement. A good soccer team does not a great school make.

  • (10 years ago)

    Swansboro High School is by far one of the finest schools in eastern NC. The staff and Administration headed by Principal Joseph Beasley are top notch. They actually care about the students and their needs. I have witnessed first hand that they tend to bend over backwards to help students with problems (school and personal) guiding them to the right pathway when making choices about the future and helping them find money to goto school (college) if they desire. On the athletic level this school has one of the finest well mannered and well trained coaching staff leading the kids. Headed by Atheletic Director (Coach) Jim Sheehan the coaching staff maintains its professionalism and trueness to the student athletes on and off the field. Well trained staff and local law enforcement guard against any outside threats to the students ensuring the school has a safe environment for learning.

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