About Pender County
Pender County Schools are among the fastest growing school districts, by rate, in the state of North Carolina. Though the district is classified as low wealth and high poverty, students continually exceed local and state performance on North Carolina End of Grade and End of Course tests.

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2015-2016 Numbers 

  • 9,310 Students enrolled in 16 schools
  • 82 National Board Certified Teachers
  • 620 Certified Teachers

About Our Schools

The district is made up of 16 schools within the attendance area. 
The district has 8 elementary schools, 5 middle schools,
3 high schools, and an Early College High School.

Pender County Public Schools provide a first class education for
approximately 9,200 students in a rapidly growing county.
Our 16 schools are located in a diverse array of suburban and
rural communities, and serve students in pre-kindergarten
through grade 12.

Each school day over 1,200 employees work to provide an
environment that capitalizes on all children's natural curiosity,
nurtures their desire to learn, and respects their individual
learning style. Our goal is to help children become productive
members of society.


Elementary Schools    Burgaw Elementary (K-5)                           Cape Fear Elementary (3-5)  
                                         Malpass Corner Elementary (K-5)            Penderlea Elementary (K-8)  
                                         Rocky Point Primary (K-2)                         North Topsail Elementary (K-5)  
                                         South Topsail Elementary (K-5)                Topsail Elementary (K-5)          

                                         Pender County PreSchool


 Middle Schools               Burgaw Middle (6-8)                                  Cape Fear Middle (6-8)  
                                            Topsail Middle (6-8)                                   
West Pender Middle (6-8) 
  High Schools                  Heide Trask (9-12)                                       Pender Early College (9-12)
                                            Pender High (9-12)                                       Topsail High (9-12)


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