Onslow County Schools (OCS) is the eleventh largest district in the state of North Carolina with more than 27,000 students currently enrolled. The district has 38 educational facilities, including 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, seven high schools, early college high school, early childhood development center and alternative learning program. On average, our district has increased by 300 plus students per year. To address this growth, the local board of education worked with the county commissioners on funding to build two new elementary schools. These schools will be built nearly simultaneously, with one scheduled to open in fall 2021 and the other set to open its doors in fall 2022.
OCS also seeks to provide flexible learning opportunities for our students. We have embraced technology and are a 1:1 district. All teachers and students in grades 3-12 receive a laptop to use both in school and at home. Students are also served through the Onslow Virtual Academy, which has an innovative and student friendly learning environment, providing flexibility and options to high school students. The Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center offers advanced career and technical education courses in automotive technology, culinary arts, cyber literacy and security, welding and media graphics and game art design.