Students enrolled 71
School leader Susan G. Parks
Transportation options Yes
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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246 East Main Street
Havelock, NC 28532

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(252) 447-3137
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3 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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October 30, 2013
This is my daughters first year at Annunciation and I am very pleased with the school so far. We chose Annunciation because she was going to be entering the 6th grade and the charter school she attended in Beaufort only had grades K-5. She was nervous about the new school but made friends right away. She comes home everyday excited to tell me what she is learning about because she enjoys school. Both I and my daughter have nothing but good things to say about the principal, who is also the religion class instructor. The Principal is heavily involved and encourages parent involvement in the school and the Pastor is at every school event I have attended. We are very pleased with all aspects of Annunciation and plan on sending our son next year when he is in 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
I must say, I emphatically disagree with the negative posts below. ANYONE who actually spends any amount of time IN this school can see the LOVE that emits from the volunteers, teachers, principal & pastor. There are core Christian principles being taught & modeled at this school. There are teachers who have left their substandard paying NC public school jobs and other Christian school to teach for far LESS salary, just to be a part of this school community. The enrollment during the 2013-14 school year has increased over 45% from last year. This is a result of satisfaction, not disappointment. The school provides many opportunities for extra curriculars (band, clubs, service opportunities & sports. We find the academics to be on par of ahead of the local schools. They start each day gathered together as a unified school community, in prayer, recite the school's mission statement, pleade of allegiance & recognized student birthdays. There is great modeling & care by the older students that reinforces Christian values. The pricipal & teachers know each student by name. This is a loving & caring community. We are proud to send our children & be part of this fine school.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2012
This school is one of the best schools for children to go to! It s a loving community. This school has something you will never see at another school, love. The older kids will help the pre-k kids! it s just a loving community. My daughter goes there now and I recommend it to all kids and parents!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
No school is all good or all bad. The best hope for a school is that your child will be prepared for their life that is ahead. Unfortunately my child is preparing for summer school as test scores show deep deficits. Too bad that with a new building the administration didnt allow for new academic standards. Principal is unprofessional and does not display those characteristics long expected from professional catholic educators. Really sad...................Teacher quality depends on which year your kid is in. 7th grade english teacher is a treasure along with the art teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2012
It saddens me to be compelled to write this. However, I must. I would not wish this school's poor academics, lack of leadership, their entitlement, their greed, their political favoritism, their complete lack of respect or understanding of faith let alone the Catholic faith on my worst enemy. If you want to to ensure you are throwing your money & your child's future down the drain, send your children here. This school has a ton of fluff, lots of words, zero follow through. The number of invested families who have left this school in the past two years should have been my clue. Don't let the Catholic guilt steer you in the wrong direction. Don't let the wool be pulled over your eyes. Please, for your sake, run away from here.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2011
Annunciation Catholic School has a beautiful building and wonderful facade. Once inside you begin to see that it was all built on a shaky foundation of greed and pride. The school does nothing to academically challenge the students, they offer elective classes which take precious time away from the core curriculum, and do little to instill discipline and respect in the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2011
Greed is an accepted practice at the school. You will pay tuition every month, then every week there is one fundraiser or another just to keeps the lights on. This stinks of mismanagement and inefficient use of resources. Also, the fundraisers, which are for the school are held in spite of the school. What I mean is, if the fundraiser is important enough the students and teachers are expected to use class time for several days or even a week, to help prepare for the fundraiser. Where is the time in the academic calender for this?!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2011
School is in 2nd year with a sadly disorganized, unprepared & inexperienced principal. Cares more about adding new sports teams than addressing parent concerns, giving teachers guidance & curriculum and having a structured, consistent discipline policy. There is a bullying problem with little to no consequences for offenders. She is unprofessional, communication is a joke and you may or may not know what is going on with your kid's grades before you're surprised at report card time. Enrollment down from to 91? so the 152 number listed here is not even close to right. This school is in turmoil. Parents are upset. Nothing being done by school or Diocese. Administration prefers that parents who question what is going just leave. Stay away until a principal with experience is hired, along with a pastor with leadership skills. Until then, save your money. Students leaving almost every week. Do not fall for the principal's song and dance...there are a few very good teachers but with administration's poorly thought-out decisions, teachers are overwhelmed. The high ratings you see here are based on past years. Tuition has just gone up and will again the next two years. Buyer beware.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
I am so glad I wasn't the only parent that noticed that. I thought the exact same thing. . The school needs help and I guess to enroll more students is their answer instead of dealing with the issues at hand. Students are leaving because of the lack of learning and the raising cost of tuition. Something needs to be done.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
Don't be fooled. Look at all the great reviews and when they are posted. It is like someone asked someone to do this or was watching them over their shoulders. Knowing the administration and the scam that she is, I wouldn't be suprised..This place is a total farce. Don't be fooled. Even if you can go for free, don't be fooled..Children transferring to other schools are BEHIND..However, Mr. Fennell is a fabulous teacher as is Mrs. Mauro..

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
This is a great school. They are moving forward and preparing students to be competitive in this highly competitive world.

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2011
Annunciation Catholic School is a breath of fresh air after experiencing the public schools. Being a military family, we have lived many places and have had our children in many schools. Annunciation offers a positive, safe environment as well as a wonderful academic program to our children. In addition, the building is a great facility with everything you would want in a school. There is a computer lab and new technology is coming in the fall as well as a new science lab.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2011
This school is extremely political and always asks for money. It is a dumping ground for children that cannot handle the public schools. New administration has only exponentially worsened their issues. The academics lack greatly at all levels. Ask for the teacher credentials and then see what you get.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
The spirit that exists in this school is rare and refreshing. This is a Catholic school, where christian values, involved parents and nurturing educators strive to develop the full student and child. Our friends that go to the local public schools consistently complain to us about the local schools; lack of discipline, teaching to the test, low reading skills, etc. We are more than pleased with sending our third child through this school. Annunciation Catholic School is growing, and will continue to grow as more parents recognize the "gem" that we have. Yes we are stewards, and we take great pride and care for OUR school. GO SAINTS!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
We started out in the local public school system and had a horrible experience. We were fortunate enough to "stumble" upon Annunciation and can honestly say that we are more than grateful that we have a school of this caliber in Havelock. My fourth grade child didn't even know their time tables, and it was not easy to catch up. Ms. McCarthy made sure that she was up to par before she moved on to 5th grade. She had to teach her how to write in cursive, teach her the time tables and improve her reading. With great patience, love and care she has received the attention she needed to help her prepare for High School. She has never been bullied in the school like she was in the public school, where she was constantly cornered and physically assaulted. Everyone in the school and all the parents, faculty and principal know her by name and she is a successful student and athlete. You will not find a better school in Havelock to take your children. Even though I am not Catholic, I appreciate the christian values instilled in her, and the acceptance I have felt from everybody in the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
Annunciation is a great alternative to the public schools. They have a preschool through 8th grade program. The class sizes are small allowing the teachers to work with every student. The school has differentiate learning. |Which allows students to work at there level. The gifted children are challenged and the children that struggle get the extra attention they need. The school is growing and are introducing new programs. The information about the school can be found on their website.Technology is growing and so all information can be at the parents finger tips. |||I am proud to be a part of the Annunciation Family|!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
I have had two sons attend Annunciation school and find it to be a school of choice. First, I will say that there is no perfect school anywhere on this planet! Every school is going to have some problems, it is the good schools that recognize their short comings and work on them, I have seen this take place at Annunciation. My one son is now in the 9th grade at Havelock High. He can sleep through his english class, because he is far ahead of the children that came up through the Havelock school system. The education there is on target and the school facilities are awesome. Due to the high parent involvement the crime in the school is non-existent. The negative comments that I have read concerning the school is people expecting a "perfect school" and that isn't going to happen on this planet. One last note to the negative people "are you that perfect" to make such a negative comment?

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
If you attend this school here is what you will NOT do: 1. Use valuable class time throughout the year in order to practice for an EOG test 2. Take a "practice" EOG test each quarter 3. Take the "real" EOG test at the end of the year only to be allowed to remediate for a week so that you may re-take the test on which you just performed in a sub par manner 4. Re take the "real" EOG test so that your school may earn a meaningless title such as School of DIstinction or School of Excellence. No school is a perfect fit for all families. However, there are many good things about this school. The class sizes are small which allows the children have a sense of family. The parents contribute their time and talents to make the school a better place. The faculty is dedicated to providing a Catholic education to children of all ability levels. Students in grades 3-8 take a NATIONALLY NORMED test (ITBS) at the beginning of the year so that the teachers may know where their strengths and weaknesses lie. P.S. I don't hang out in the bathrooms like some other parents but every time I have been in them, they have been clean.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
I love this school. My children receive a good education in a safe and loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
My son attended Annunciation school from Pre-K to 1st. This year he started W.J. Gurganus and I just found out that my son is way below average on his reading. Please someone tell me how my son was an A sometimes B student for the past three years in Annunciation. Never once was I told he was behind in his reading. This school cares more about money and their image then anything else. I wish I never spent all that money sending him to Annunciation. For all the parents that do send their kids to Annunciation you may want to get them tested just to make sure they are on the level they are supposed to be.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
School is focused on image and not students. My child attended this school for 1 year, and we removed her at the end of the year. The school needs to pay more attention to the children, and less attention to status, who's who, and the never ending need to request money from parents. Any parent considering this school should consider alternative choices prior to putting their children in this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
The brand new school is wonderful! All the new equipment that is there and with more to come makes this an incredible place to send your children for a quality education. The principal and staff are attentive and very hands on in all activities. How many schools do you know of that the principal stands outside every morning (rain or shine) and greets every child as they arrive at school? It is that kind of caring enviroment along with an excellent curriculum that places ACS above the other schools in the area. Definetly consider sending your children here (All faiths are welcomed).

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2007
A fantastic environment for your children!!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
I am a student here at Annunciation. I think it is a great school. If you didn't know, we have a middle school(6th-8th) too. teachers are nice and they care about the students and are thorough when teaching. every friday we have mass. we also have a b-ball team called the Saints and a cheerleading squad. Our little school is growing. Annunciation rocks!

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2005
ACS is a wonderful school, and the principles, teachers, and all staff are very kind, good people. The school is safe, and offers many options for students, including advanced math, english, and social studies. The school has very well coached teams, which stress participation of all students, no matter what their skill level. They offer a very nice before and after school care programs. They are currently in the process of performing updates to the school buildings and grounds. The school is small and has limited resources, and active parental participation is welcomed. ACS has diversity, and promotes strong Catholic values. If you find yourself in this small military town, you should give ACS a chance to educate your child(ren).

- submitted by a parent
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Annunciation Catholic School
246 East Main Street, Havelock, NC  28532
(252) 447-3137
Last modified Annunciation Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Annunciation Catholic School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top