Dr. Carol H. Artis
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning and Federal Programs
Wayne County Public Schools holds high expectations for all students by collaborating with parents and the community to provide individualized support.
Cultivation, Personalization, Innovation - Every Student, Every Day!
Wayne County Public Schools place a strong emphasis on balanced reading and writing programs which are integrated into all subject areas at all grade levels. Math, centered on problem solving and real-life learning problems, is also a major component of our curricular focus. Science, social studies, and a well-rounded fine arts program, along with Career and Technical Education programs, gives Wayne County Public Schools a rich curricular framework.
Our schools offer an array of instructional and extracurricular programs to students. In addition to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, many electives are available to students both in the classroom and online to enhance their educational experience.
English As A Second Language (ESL)
Wayne County Public Schools is rich with culture and diversity. Our diverse population is made up of students from around the world with 21 different languages represented. To help address the unique needs of our English as a Second Language (ESL) students, our schools provide the necessary personnel, resources, and ESL classes to help students learn and grow academically. Services from guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, and school nurses are also available to students as needed.
Each year, our high schools graduate hundreds of students, with around 87% or more moving on to higher education and more than 8% entering the military or workforce. Because our graduates prove themselves both inside and outside the classroom, each year they earn millions of dollars in renewable grants, scholarships, and work-study aid. Many graduates also earn prestigious awards at colleges and universities throughout North Carolina and across the nation.