Students enrolled 964
Hours 7:45am - 2:45pm
School leader Ms Karen Barrow
Transportation options Yes
District Craven County Schools

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2600 Streets Ferry Road
Vanceboro, NC 28586

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(252) 244-3200
(252) 244-3207
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3 stars
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July 14, 2011
This school has gone seriously downhill since the change in leadership in 2008. Previous principals at this school consistently enforced discipline and involved the community. The new one appears to play "favorites" in student discipline, is uninterested in any input on school matters from parents, and has managed to run off over half the teachers in the school in just three years. Last year my youngest child had 3 first year teachers in one semester and one experienced teacher, until the experienced teacher quit 3 weeks into the semester. Seriously, how is a principal this bad staying employed. My daughter will be attending a different school next year....

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
West Craven High is the BEST of the three secondary schools in Craven County. GO EAGLES !!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
December 19, 2010
I woulden't even send my dog to this school teachers do not care for teh well being of their students not all but some some of them were verry friendly and i learned quite a bit from some. However the no tolerence for bullying is not enforced i was bullied to the point of not going back to the school after being threatend. Even after reporting the bullying nothing what so ever was done about it. I also know for a fact i was not the only one bullied i saw it going on every day, If the school enforced their so called Misson statment which somewhere says they want to make a safe envornment for those who want to learn maybe it wouldent be so bad but until then this school is horrible.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2008
I think this school does everything possible to prepare it's youth for the future that lies ahead of them

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2008
I think that the leadership is not sufficient. Ask the children they attend the school, not the parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
The principal is awesome and has a heart for the teachers and most importantly, the students; he values parents and reaches out to the various publics in an effort to improve the performance of his students; continue to make a differenc, Mr. Farrow!

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 02, 2005
2004-05 the quality of education has improved with the implementation of Freshman Academy. WCHS Music & Choral program continues to be outstanding. We have one of the finest marching & colorguard teams in the East. Atheletics remains strong. The academic areas are more competitive & at higher standards than previous years. Collaborative efforts with CCC & ECU are providing our children with a better education. Yes their is serious room for improvement in facilities, teachers and staffing but as a parent I see many fine educators raising their standards, administration working to ensure that the student gets the best they have to offer. To encourage our youth to seek higher education beyond a HS diploma. For a school in the country, that needs new facilities it's great to see the talent both by educators & students working together to excel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 09, 2005
West Craven High School offers an excellent music curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
As a student at West Craven High, I find the school somewhat secure and organized, but things can be improved. Fights can be somewhat 'involved' and frightening, but things are resolved in a tolerably positive way by our on-site deputy. Classes leave something to be desired, as we have few AP courses and a rather limited list of really good teachers. Overall, this is a slightly-above average school to come to. New Bern High is the place to go if you have a high-achieving teacher, but if you are highly successful in sports, you should come here. An excellent football program and good baseball, golf, and basketball programs support this view.

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Our parents are very supportive of the faculty and students at West Craven High School. They have a sense of community and they have pride for West Craven High School. We are blessed to have a community of parents like the ones who serve our school.

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West Craven High
2600 Streets Ferry Road, Vanceboro, NC  28586
(252) 244-3200
Last modified West Craven High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Craven High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top