Schools and Child Care in Swansboro/Cape Carteret, NC

While Swansboro is close neighbors on the coastline with Cedar Point and Cape Carteret, it is part of Onslow County. Students in Swansboro attend the Onslow public school system with the White Oak River being the school district dividing line between Onslow and Carteret County.

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Public Schools

The focus of the Carteret County Public School System mission is to graduate all students prepared to be productive citizens. Carteret County Schools Ranked 7th in education in the state report created by NC CAP. Carteret County Public School System focuses on providing a quality education to its approximately 8,600 students enrolled in 18 schools and 107 pre-kindergartens. The schools are located throughout Carteret County, from Atlantic Beach to Cape Carteret.

With about 1,140 employees, the school system is the largest employer in the county.

Carteret County public schools are governed by an elected seven-member board of education. Members serve four-year staggered terms and are chosen in county-wide, nonpartisan elections. School board members meet in open session each month.

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