Kannapolis, hometown of racing legend Dale Earnhardt, is shared by Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Kannapolis City Schools serves 5,626 students in 9 schools. Our system surrounds the NC Research Campus, a scientific community working to empower human health through nutrition. In unique partnerships with the Campus, our students get access to world-renowned researchers, internships, and real-world lessons. We offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, including fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.