Nash Central High School

Nash Central High School
Address
4279 Nash Central High Road
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 27804
 United States
Coordinates 35°57′21″N 77°53′53″W / 35.955933°N 77.898066°W / 35.955933; -77.898066Coordinates: 35°57′21″N 77°53′53″W / 35.955933°N 77.898066°W / 35.955933; -77.898066
Information
Motto "To help dreams of success become a reality"
Established 2002[1]
School district Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools
CEEB Code 343371
Principal Mr. Craig Harris
Teaching staff 77 (as of 2009-10)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,240 (as of 2009-10)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 16.1 (as of 2009-10)[2]
School Colour(s) Maroon and Gray          
Athletics 3-A
Athletics conference Big East
Mascot Bulldog
Website
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Nash Central High School is a Nash-Rocky Mount public high school located on the western edge of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and a member of the Big East 3-A Athletic Conference. As of 2009-2010, Nash Central is home to over 1,200 students, 77 full-time educators -of which 29 have either earned an advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) or are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards- as well the personnel employed in administration, guidance and support positions.

In 2010, the U.S. News and World Report named Nash Central High a "Best High Schools in America" Bronze Medal School.

Contents

History

Opened in 2002, Nash Central High is the most recent high school addition to the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System. Nash Central graduated its first class in 2005.

Campus

School facilities feature computers and internet access in 100% of the classrooms. The building is a two-story brick complex spotlighted by a high-ceilinged glass-walled library and 300 seat cafeteria of similar architecture. Nash Central Pond is accentuated by an illuminated fountain, a gift from the class of 2005. Sports facilities include a 1,500 seat gymnasium, 6 tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, a soccer field and a 4,000 seat football stadium with track.


Curriculum & Outstanding Programs

  • Curriculum with 3 Ability Levels
  • Outstanding and Caring Faculty
  • Teacher Cadet/Service Learning
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • 2 Academic Computer Labs
  • 5 Career/Technical Education Computer Labs
  • 4 Mobile Computer Labs
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Culinary Arts
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • Project Heart - A division of Americorps
  • Helping One Student at a Time (HOST)
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Communities in Schools
  • Navy Junior ROTC
  • Drama Productions
  • Chorus
  • N.C. Information Highway (Distance Learning Lab)
  • Dual Enrollment at Nash Community College
  • Full inclusion of students with disabilities
  • Occupational Course of Study
  • Novel Stars Credit Recovery
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Upward Bound
  • Nash Central High Child Care Center

Community involvement

Nash Central is a member of the School Improvement Council, The Southern Association of Colleges, and the Business/Education Partnership Program with the Special Olympics, The Band/Chorus Booster Club, The Athletic Booster Club, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Target, and EP Mart.

Extracurricular activities

Athletics

Nash Central is a member of the 3-A Big East Athletic Conference and offers a variety of sports including:

Fall sports:

Winter sports:

  • boys' junior varsity and varsity basketball
  • girls' junior varsity and varsity basketball
  • boys' indoor track and field
  • girls' indoor track and field
  • boys' swimming
  • girls' swimming
  • wrestling

Spring sports:

  • junior varsity and varsity baseball
  • girls' golf
  • girls' soccer
  • junior varsity and varsity softball
  • boys' tennis
  • boys' outdoor track and field
  • girls' outdoor track and field

Clubs and Student Organizations

  • National Honor Society
  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Dance Team
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Marching Band
  • Color Guard
  • Canine Club (Relay for Life)
  • Photography Club
  • Art Club
  • Math Team
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Health Sciences Students of America (HOSA)
  • Jazz Band
  • Ducks Unlimited Club
  • Environmental Club
  • College and Career Club
  • Choral Club
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
  • Quiz Bowl
  • First Priority Club
  • Chess Club

References

  1. ^ Murphy, Tom (2002-07-12). "Nash Central High School set to open this year". Rocky Mount Telegram. "Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Superintendent Dr. George Norris says Nash Central High School will be a place where young people will be prepared to enter college and the work force." 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Nash Central High". National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3703270&ID=370327002643. 

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