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New Hanover County Schools

New Hanover County Schools lower dropout rate to less than 3%

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video New Hanover County Schools announced today the latest dropout rate is 2.26%, the lowest it's been since the 2001-2002 academic year and lower than last year's 3.83%. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission has plan for funding elementary school deputies

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videoLast month, the New Hanover County School Board asked the county commission for funding to put a deputy in every elementary school. Monday night, the board met and came up with a solution. Full story...
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Tim Buckley goes to back to school to judge science fair

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video WWAY StormTrack 3 Meteorologist Tim Buckley put his science skills to work at school today. Full story...
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School board releases emails after requesting confidentiality

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video New Hanover County Board of Education members were asked to keep recent emails about school safety confidential – a suggestion that appears to violate state public records law. Full story...
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Schools beefing up security

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video In response to the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, New Hanover County schools are beefing up security. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission to consider plan for deputies at more schools

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Wednesday night, the New Hanover County Board oE education called a special meeting to discuss ways to protect students. One possibility is having deputies stand guard at elementary schools. Now they need county commissioners to support the plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Ashley student arrested for violence hoax

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video An Ashley High School student has been charged with starting rumors about planned violence at the school. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Dylan Greg Merten, 17, is charged with disorderly conduct by disrupting students after admitting to starting the rumor. Full story...

New Hanover Co. School Board pushes for deputy in every elementary school

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videoIn light of the tragedy in Connecticut the New Hanover County Board of Education says it has received numerous questions from parents regarding school safety in the past few days. Tonight, the board called a special work session to discuss school safety. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board holds special meeting on safety tonight

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videoIn the wake of last week's school shooting in Connecticut, the New Hanover County School Board has called a special work session tonight to discuss school safety. Full story...
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