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....
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.
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!
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.
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.