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Moore County Schools, North Carolina

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Moore County Schools
Carthage, North Carolina
Moore County Schools.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Robert P. "Bob" Grimesey Jr.
Enrollment:13,009 students
Graduation rate:88.1%[1]
Number of schools:23
Budget: $110.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kathy Farren
Board members:8
Term length:4
Moore County Schools is a school district in North Carolina that served 13,009 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2][3] This district is the 30th-largest school district by enrollment in the state of North Carolina.

About the district

Moore County Schools is located in Moore County, North Carolina
Moore County Schools is located in Moore County, North Carolina. The county seat of Moore County is Carthage. Moore County is home to 91,587 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]


Moore County outperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.4 percent of Moore County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Moore County was $48,238 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Moore County was 14.5 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Moore County (%) North carolina (%)
White 82.7 71.7
Black or African American 13.3 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.6
Asian 1.0 2.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 8.9

Moore County Party Affiliation, 2014[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 26,132 41.3
Democratic 17,870 23.5
Libertarian 269 0.4
Unaffiliated 18,922 29.9

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Moore County Schools is Dr. Robert P. “Bob” Grimesey, Jr. Hired by the board of education in May 2014, he officially assumed the role on July 1, 2014. He previously served as superintendent of Alleghany Public Schools, Virginia from July 2001 to June 2009 and Orange County Public Schools, Virginia from July 2009 to June 2014. Grimesey has a bachelor's degree in communication and a master's from James Madison University and a doctorate in leadership and policy studies from the University of Virginia.[7][8]

School board

Moore County schools are overseen by an eight-member board elected to four-year terms. Five members are elected by specific geographic districts and three members are elected at-large.[9]

Moore County School Board
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Ben Cameron 1 2012 2016
Kathy Farren 2 2016
Charles Lambert 3 2002 2018
Laura Lang 4 2016
Bruce Cunningham 5 2002 2016
Ed Dennison At-large 2010 2018
Dale Frye At-large 2002 2014
Enola Lineberger At-large 2010 2014

School board elections

See also: Moore County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Moore County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Four seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats are up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Moore County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:


The Board encourages communication with the public and cooperative school-community interactions, believing that an informed public and an informed Board will result in a better system of public education. Accordingly, the Board welcomes and encourages input from any interested citizen who desires to appear before the Board for the purpose of presenting information or raising matters relating to the public schools. In addition to other methods by which members of the public may bring concerns to the attention of the Board, the Board will provide an open forum as part of the Board's regular meeting schedule, during which up to thirty minutes will be set aside early on the agenda for the specific purpose of allowing members of the public to address the Board. Priority will be granted to those who wish to speak about items on the agenda. If additional time for public address is needed, a second thirty-minute comment period will be included at the end of the agenda. In order to facilitate this communication and in order to plan and conduct orderly sessions that will ensure complete, high quality information is available regarding the subject of such appearances, it is necessary that certain guidelines contained in this policy be followed. These guidelines will also guide other public hearings as may be called by the Board.

1. Citizens are advised that, in addition to the methods provided in this policy, they may request an item to be placed on the Board agenda in accordance with Board Policy 1321 .

2. Discussions regarding particular individual employees, student records, or other matters which may be required to be kept confidential may not be discussed in the open forum setting. The Chairman or designee will have the responsibility to determine matters of discussion that may be inappropriate and to rule the speaker out of order, if necessary.

3. Matters of concern will not be responded to by the Board at the time they are addressed. They may be referred to a Board committee, the administration, or held over for further discussion at a subsequent meeting, as appropriate.

4. Any person who desires to appear before the Board to address any other matter may sign up to do so at least fifteen minutes prior to the Board meeting, and supply the following information:

a. The name and address of the person who desires to appear.
b. The subject to be presented for the Board's consideration.
c. If a group is to appear, the approximate number of persons who will appear and the name of the spokesman for the group.

5. Presentations will be limited to three minutes per person or five minutes per organization. An organization or delegation representing the same concern shall select one individual to make a presentation on its behalf.[10]

—Moore County Schools website, (2014)[11]


The table below displays the budget for Moore County Schools:[12][13][14]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $81,502,354 73.3% $5,272,479 4.7% $7,856,625 7.1% $27,381 0% $16,537,167 14.9% $111,196,006
2011-2012 $81,565,170 73.8% $5,374,264 4.9% $7,072,533 6.4% $11,686 0% $16,424,238 14.9% $110,447,891
2013-2014 $81,448,994 74.5% $5,333,000 4.9% $20,235,741 18.5% $0 0% $2,295,943 2.1% $109,313,678
2014-2015 $83,116,407 74.6% $5,422,000 4.9% $21,384,482 19.2% $0 0% $1,515,615 1.4% $111,438,504
Averages: $81,908,231.25 74% $5,350,435.75 5% $14,137,345.25 13% $9,766.75 0% $9,193,240.75 8% $110,599,019.75

Teacher salaries

Moore County Schools employed 796 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.[15][16]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 33,000 50,000
Bachelor's + NBPTS 36,960 56,000
Master's 36,300 55,000
Master's + NBPTS 40,260 61,000
6-Year 37,560 56,260
6-Year + NBPTS 41,520 62,260
Doctoral 38,830 57,530
Doctoral + NBPTS 42,790 63,530

Schools in Moore County


Moore County Schools served 13,009 students in 23 schools during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] The district does not provide historical enrollment data.

District schools

Moore County Schools operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[17]

Moore County Schools
Aberdeen Primary
Aberdeen Elementary
Cameron Elementary
Carthage Elementary
Community Learning Center
Crain's Creek Middle
Elise Middle
Highfalls Elementary
New Century Middle
North Moore High
Pinecrest High
Pinehurst Elementary
Robbins Elementary
Sandhills Farm Life Elementary
Southern Middle
Southern Pines Elementary
Southern Pines Primary
Union Pines High
Vass-Lakeview Elementary
Westmoore Elementary
West End Elementary
West Pine Elementary
West Pine Middle

Academic performance

North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area."[18] Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.

The following table displays composite test results for all students in Moore County Schools who took all tests:[19]

Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
District assessment
Year # At or Above Level III # Valid Scores  % At or Above Level III
2011-2012 2,480 2,909 85.3%
2012-2013 1,811 3,727 48.6%

Contact information

Moore County Schools.jpg
Moore County Schools
5277 Hwy. 15-501 South
P.O. Box 1180
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: 901-947-2976
Fax: 910-947-3011

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Moore County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Moore County Schools, "2013-2014 Student Enrollment by School and Grade Level," accessed December 1, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Center for Education Statistics, "Moore County Schools," accessed November 29, 2014 (timed out)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Moore County, North Carolina," accessed August 18, 2014
  5. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 19, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Moore County Schools, "Dr. Grimesey Biography," accessed December 1, 2014
  8. WRAL, "Moore County hires Grimesey to lead school system," May 13, 2014
  9. Moore County Schools, "Board of Education," accessed December 1, 2014
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Moore County Schools Policy Manual, "1326 PUBLIC ADDRESS TO THE BOARD," accessed December 1, 2014
  12. Moore County Schools, "Moore County Schools FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 3, 2013
  13. Moore County Schools, "Board Approved 14/15," accessed December 17, 2014
  14. Moore County Schools, "Board Approved 13/14," accessed December 17, 2014
  15. Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
  16. Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
  17. Moore County Schools, "Schools," accessed December 1, 2014
  18. Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
  19. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014