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Carteret County Education Information In NC – Schools, College, And Libraries

Public education information in Carteret County NC relating to schools, college and universities, libraries, and other resources for learning.

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Carteret County Public Schools – Central office, 107 Safrit Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516, telephone contact (252) 728-4583 Phone | (252) 728-3028 Fax.

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Operates 17 public schools in the local community, including one primary school, seven elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools.

The MaST Early College High School (Marine Sciences and Technologies) is located on the campus of Carteret Community College.

Tiller Charter School – 1950 US-70, Beaufort, NC 28516, telephone: 252-728-1995. Free, non-profit public charter school for grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Board of Education is a 7 member board of elected officials with oversight of K-12 public education.

Carteret Community College – 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557 Phone: (252) 222-6000.

Two year local community college working in tandem with several local universities in Eastern NC. Offers traditional associate degrees, certifications, adult programs, and other programs.

Local Universities

N.C. State University Marine Sciences and Technology Program (CMAST) – 303 College Cir, Morehead City, NC 28557, telephone: 252-222-6302. Satellite campus of N.C. State University in Raleigh NC.

Duke Marine Lab – 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, telephone: 252-504-7503. Satellite campus of Duke University in Durham NC.

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences – 3431 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, telephone: 252-726-6841. Satellite campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Local Libraries

Carteret County Public Library – 1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 100, Beaufort, NC 28516, telephone: 252-728-2050. Largest in the county, offering many programs for children and kids of all ages, exhibits, and technology learning classes.

Bogue Banks Public Library – 320 Salter Path Road, Suite W, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, telephone: 252-247-4660.

Down East Public Library – 702 Hwy 70 E. Otway, Beaufort, NC 28516, telephone: 252-728-1333.

Newport Public Library – 210 Howard Blvd., Newport, NC, 28570, telephone: 252-223-5108.

Western Carteret Public Library – 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret NC, 28584, telephone: 252-393-6500.

Webb Memorial Library – 812 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557, telephone: 252-726-3012.

This location offers story time programs for young readers, learning activities, book clubs, Mah Jong, knitting classes, kite making, and other programs.

Independent Education

N.C. Maritime Museum – 315 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516, telephone: 252-504-7740.

Offers kids and children’s programs related to the history of the local communities, coastal and marine sciences information, boat building, aquaculture, and a small library of books written about the local culture and heritage of our coastal region.

N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores – 1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, telephone: 252-247-4003.

Offers a wide variety of educational seminars, exhibits, training, and learning environments for kids and children of all ages relating to coastal wetlands, marine mammals, and other educational programs.

History Museum of Carteret County – 1008 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, telephone: 252-247-7533. Home of the local historical society, historical learning programs, seminars, and exhibits all related to the early days of the local communities, heritage, and culture.

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center – 1785 Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531, telephone: 252-728-1500.

Offers informational seminars of the local heritage of waterfowl decoy carving, historical seminars of the people, places, and culture of the Core Sound region of the county.

Carteret County NC Education News And Discussions


The Board of Education (BOE) is responsible for filling four positions on the community college’s Board of Trustees. This position can not be held by a person currently employed by the public schools, or by anyone who held a position at the local community college within the past five years.

On October 15, 2019, the BOE asked that anyone interested in filling this position to submit a resume to the Superintendent’s Office by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2019. This position will be filled on November 6, 2019.

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