We are quite fortunate to live in the school district that allows our child to attend Wintergreen Elementary/Intermediate and Hope Middle School. Those who are aware of schools within Pitt County realize that there are very few good middle schools here. Hope MS is often referred to as an "academy" due to its high quality of instruction. All I know is the facilities are great, the teachers are well-trained and provide a good challenge (and don't over do it on homework) and the sports and arts programs are excellent...especially chorus. I would seriously consider moving to another house in the county to get my child in this school if we didn't already live within the school's attendance boundary. Middle school years are critical for a child's development and preparation for high school. I cannot recommend a better middle school in Pitt County than Hope MS.