The Edgecombe County Public School System is committed to
continuous improvement and helping each student reach full potential by
providing the maximum educational opportunities. Educators are
encouraged to use innovative teaching methods and modern technology to
meet individual needs.
Edgecombe schools are accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools and have demonstrated continuous academic growth
under No Child Left Behind and the NC ABCs Accountability Program. All
schools use data-driven decisions to improve student achievement
through Professsional Learning Communities. The state recently
recognized 10 ECPS schools for accomplishments in the NC Positive
Behavior Support Program.
ECPS supplements the NC Standard Course of Study to facilitate
learning. Elementary level programs including Ready Schools, First
School, Power of K, and an early childhood learning center help young
students get a good start.
Three traditional high schools operate with concentrated
scheduling known as “4x4.” A close relationship with Edgecombe
Community College offers dual enrollment and an Early College High
School. In 2009, ECPS became the first NC district to fully implement a
cutting edge 1:1 Laptop Program at the high school level.
Business relationships, community/parent involvement, and an
aggressive pursuit of outside funding provide additional resources for
the district. Recent grants from the Golden LEAF Foundation, Dell,
Intel, SAS and others support the commitment to incorporate advanced
technology into the teaching/learning process. The Edgecombe County
school district is focused on meeting the needs of 21st Century
students and the work force of the future.