About Us

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Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide engaging experiences that result in students learning what is needed to be successful citizens.

Core Beliefs

We believe:

We build community

We are accountable both to those we serve and for what we do

We are partners in learning with students, staff, parents and community

We develop leaders

We provide a safe learning environment

We secure and strategically allocate resources


Moore County Schools is the heart of the community. We are clear about our direction and we are responsive to our students and the community.


Everyone in the district embraces learning while providing a safe environment where all thrive.


We value diversity and we are committed to profound learning that enhances the quality of life for each individual.

More About Us
Moore County Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum K-12 that includes workforce development, programs for special needs and gifted students and arts education. All three high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement course, as well as other academically challenging opportunities for all students.

The district's students have consistently met or exceeded growth expectations in the state's "ABCs" accountability program. In addition, the district's 2011 SAT average of 1025 exceeded the national average by 14 points and the state average by 24 points.

Moore County Schools supports the efforts of teachers pursuing National Board Certification.

Moore County, North Carolina, is economically diverse and noted for its high quality of life. Although agriculture has always played an important part in the county's economics, today's major industries include tourism, health care and education.

Pinehurst, home of the 2014, 2005 and 1999 U.S. Open Golf Championships, is world renowned for golf and recreation. Sandhills Community College, the first community college in the state, is recognized as one of the premier community colleges in the nation. 

K-5: 8
K-8: 2
K-2: 2
3-5: 2
Middle - 5
High - 3
Technical/Alternative - 1
Total - 23

Our Enrollment
Elementary - 5,934
Middle - 2,988
High - 4,208
Total - 13,130

Enrollment History
Growth Last 5 Years - 388
Five-Year Average - 77.6
Our Students
African-American - 17%
Hispanic - 12%
White - 65%
Other - 6%
Our Per Pupil Expenditure

Child Nutrition
Breakfasts Served Daily - 2,588
Lunches Served Daily - 6,707
Free/Reduced Lunch Rate - 42%

Our Employees
Total Certified Staff - 1,017
Total Classified Staff - 607
Bus Drivers and Monitors - 96
Total - 1,720

Percent of licensed professionals
with a master's degree or higher - 46.7%
Total Buses - 114
Students Transported - 6,200
Miles Traveled Daily - 10,000+

Location of Schools
Area 1
Union Pines High (9-12) - Cameron
New Century Middle (6-8) - Cameron
Cameron Elementary (K-5) - Cameron
Carthage Elementary (K-5) - Carthage
Crain's Creek Middle (6-8) - Carthage
Sandhills Farm Life Elementary (K-5) - Carthage
Vass-Lakeview Elementary (K-5) - Vass
PinckneyAcademy (tech/alt.) - Carthage
Area 2
North Moore High (9-12) - Robbins
Elise Middle (6-8) - Robbins
Highfalls Elementary (K-8) - Highfalls
Robbins Elementary (K-5) - Robbins
Westmoore Elementary (K-8) - Seagrove
Area 3
Pinecrest High (9-12) - Southern Pines
Southern Middle (6-8) - Aberdeen
Aberdeen Elementary (3-5) - Aberdeen
Aberdeen Primary (K-2) - Aberdeen
Southern Pines Elementary (3-5) - Southern Pines
Southern Pines Primary (K-2) - Southern Pines
West Pine Elementary (K-5) - West End
West Pine Middle (6-8) - West End
West End Elementary (K-5) - West End
Pinehurst Elementary (K-5) - Pinehurst
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