PROFICIENCY 68% 55% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
55%Carteret County Public Schools
48%Morehead City
44%North Carolina

West Carteret High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Carteret County Public Schools" in Morehead City, NC. There are a total of 1,215 students and 80 teachers at West Carteret High, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 360 free lunch students and 79 reduced lunch students.

West Carteret High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 67.5%, which is 55% higher than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch360
Reduced lunch79


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment105
Taking some courses96
Taking some courses (not tests)7
Passing some courses60
Passing no courses29

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At West Carteret High, there are a total of 105 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 96 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School65-69%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65-69%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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West Carteret High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 76.3% 78.6% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 8.9% 6.8% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.4% 1.0% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.6% 7.4% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.6% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.3% 5.4% 3.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Bridges School20%0.2Morehead City, NC
Morehead City Primary55%0.5Morehead City, NC
Morehead Elementary At Camp Glenn48%2.2Morehead City, NC
Morehead City Middle School50%2.6Morehead City, NC
Newport Middle School44%5.0Newport, NC
Newport Elementary67%5.6Newport, NC
Croatan High74%6.3Newport, NC
Broad Creek Middle School57%7.2Broad Creek, NC
Beaufort Middle School43%7.9Beaufort, NC
Beaufort Elementary58%8.1Beaufort, NC
Tiller School77%8.6Beaufort, NC
East Carteret High55%9.3Beaufort, NC

Morehead City demographics profile

StatisticMorehead CityNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,31418191
Median age43.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Speak English90%89%79%
Speak Spanish6%7%13%

Education level achieved in Morehead City

IndexMorehead CityNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school83.4%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college63.9%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.4%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.4%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The West Carteret High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.