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Schools & Community in North Carolina
Schools & Community in North Carolina

People who want a challenging and purposeful career choose to work in North Carolina schools. And they know teaching is not a solo journey: In this profession, you’re invited to join an adventure of a lifetime with committed, talented colleagues.

Review our featured school districts below to get a sense for your potential future workplace.

Types of Schools that Serve North Carolina

Students in North Carolina are served by both charter schools and local education agencies (LEAs). Click the drop-downs below for more information.

  • Public Schools & Districts

    Public schools and districts include different types of schools that serve pre-K-12 students. These schools report to the North Carolina State Board of Education, which sets policy and general procedures for public school systems across the state. These policies include teacher pay and qualifications, course content, testing requirements and manages state education funds.

  • Charter Schools

    Charter schools operate in a model that that makes them unique to public and private schools. While charter schools receive government funding, they also exist independently from their local public school system and subsequent regulations. They are open for all students to enroll and are tuition free. Another way to think about charter schools are public schools of choice.

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