Nash Central High School

Nash Central High School
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
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
Front of bldg.jpg

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.



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.


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


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


  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. 

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Boston College High School — Infobox Secondary school name=Boston College High School logo= established=1863 motto= Ut Cognoscant Te [John 17:3 That they may know You. ] type=Private all male, secondary, Catholic grades=7–12 affiliations=Roman Catholic, Jesuit city=Boston… …   Wikipedia

  • Glen Ridge High School — Infobox School name = Glen Ridge High School imagesize = 250px established = 1895 grades = 7 12 type = Public high school principal = Mary Lynn DePierro (Interim) asst principal = Jonathan Heitmann Maria DiCondina (Interim Middle school)… …   Wikipedia

  • Lee County High School (Sanford, North Carolina) — Infobox Secondary school name = Lee County High School (abbreviation: LCHS) native name = logo = established = 1951 motto = city = Sanford state = North Carolina country = United States campus = Urban area type = Government High school principal …   Wikipedia

  • Teaneck High School — Infobox School background = #f0f6fa border = #ccd2d9 name = Teaneck High School established = 1922 type = Public high school enrollment = 1,460 (as of 2005 06) faculty = 111.2 (on FTE basis) ratio = 13.2 principal = Angela Davis address = 100… …   Wikipedia

  • Manasquan High School — Location 167 Broad Street Manasquan, NJ 08736 Information Type Public high school Established 1931 School district Manasqu …   Wikipedia

  • Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Texas) — Mansfield High School Address 3001 East Broad Street Mansfield, Texas, 76063 United States Information Established 1909 (current building in 2002) …   Wikipedia

  • Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School — Infobox School name = Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School imagesize = caption = motto = established = 1962 closed = type = Private / Coeducational / Secondary affiliation = Catholic district = grades = 9 12 president = Mr. Raymond P. Nash… …   Wikipedia

  • Brentwood High School (Brentwood, New York) — Brentwood High School is a secondary school in Brentwood, New York. It is one of the largest high schools in New York State, on the southern shore of Suffolk County, Long Island. Thomas O Brien, formerly a science teacher… …   Wikipedia

  • Highland Park High School (Highland Park, Illinois) — Infobox Secondary school name = Highland Park High School motto = Dream, Believe, Achieve established = 1889 principal = John Scornavacco Jim Swanson (co principals) type = Public secondary grades = 9–12 city = 433 Vine Av. Highland Park state =… …   Wikipedia

  • Aquinas High School (Southgate, Michigan) — Aquinas High School was a grades 9 12 parochial high school located in the Detroit, MI suburb of Southgate. Built under the joint effort of two local church parishes, classes for the first incoming freshman class began in 1966 at St. Pius X… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.