Dare County Schools
PO Box 1508
3020 Wrightsville Ave.
Nags Head, NC  27959

Phone: 252-480-8888
Fax: 252-480-8885

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Pre-K applications are now available:
Click here for English.
Click here for Spanish.
Kindergarten Registration info here


We invite you to explore our new web presence for the district and 11 community public schools, and join us in our shared mission to "Educate Every Child."

Not only is Dare County a beautiful place to live, it is home to some of the finest schools in North Carolina. Just as our area is steeped in rich history and unique culture, Dare County has a tradition of providing our young people with a quality education. Our schools serve approximately 5,000 students and provide Dare County's youth with a wealth of opportunities. Our teachers and staff are forming strong community partnerships that are transforming classroom studies into life-long interests, helping to motivate students toward further education and valued career paths.

We appreciate your interest in and support of our students and teachers.

What's New

Inclement weather earlier this year resulted in changes to the April school calendar.
READY is the name of North Carolina's new accountability model, formerly known as the ABCs. READY sets growth and performance standards for each school in the state.  READ MORE...
Diane Childress
Diane Childress is Kitty Hawk Elementary School's Teacher of the Year. This is the second time in less than 10 years she has had the title. Educated at the College of Wooster, Ohio, for her undergrad degree, she's obtained two master's degrees.  READ MORE...
Penny Pugh is First Flight Elementary School's Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014
First Flight Schools bring fresh relevance to STEM
All Dare County Schools are participating in a wide variety of activities  READ MORE...