Moore County Schools


Moore County Schools Administrative Offices
(910) 947-2976 • Fax: (910) 947-3011
P.O. Box 1180, N.C. 15-501 S., Carthage, NC 28327

North Moore High School
1504 North Moore Rd, Robbins. (910) 464-3105
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Grades: 9-12
Principal: Jenny Purvis

Pinecrest High School
(910) 692-6554, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, U.S. 15-501 S., Southern Pines
8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Grades: 9-12
Principal: Bob Christina

Union Pines High School
(910) 947-5511, 1981 Union Church Rd, Cameron
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Grades: 9-12
Principal: Andy McCormick

Aberdeen Elementary
(910) 944-1124, 503 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Grades: 3-5
Principal: Debbie Warren

Aberdeen Primary
(910) 944-1523, 310 Keyser St., Aberdeen
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-2
Principal: Sloan Browning

Cameron Elementary
(910) 245-7814, 2636 N.C. 24-27, Cameron
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Dale Buie

Carthage Elementary
(910) 947-2781, 312 Rockingham St., Carthage
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Denny Ferguson

Crain’s Creek Middle
(910) 245-3796, 4631 Union Church Rd, Carthage
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades: 6-8
Principal: Chad Chisholm

Elise Middle
(910) 948-2421, 180 N. Broad St., Robbins
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades: 6-8
Principal: Seth Powers

Highfalls Elementary
(910) 464-3600, 1220 N.C. 22, High Falls
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-8
Principal: Dyan Pope

New Century Middle
(910) 947-1301, 1577 Union Church Rd, Cameron
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades: 6-8
Principal: Robin Calcutt

Pinckney Academy
(910)-947-2603, 160 Pinckney Rd, Carthage
7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Vocational/Alternative
Principal: Kelvin Watson

Pinehurst Elementary
(910) 295-6969, 100 Dundee Road, Pinehurst
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Ashlee Ciccone

Robbins Elementary
(910) 948-2411, 268 Rushwood Rd, Robbins
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Judy Heffner

Sandhills Farm Life Elementary
(910) 949-2501, 2201 Farm Life School Rd, Carthage
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Nora McNeill

Southern Middle
(910) 693-1550, 515 Johnson St., Aberdeen
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Grades: 6-8
Principal: Mary Scott Harrison

Southern Pines Elementary
(910) 692-2357, 225 S. May St., Southern Pines
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Grades: 3-5
Principal: Tonya Wagner

Southern Pines Primary
(910) 692-8659, 1250 W. New York Ave., Southern Pines
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-2
Principal: Tonya Wagner

Vass-Lakeview Elementary
(910) 245-3444, 141 James St., Vass
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Bridget Johnson

West End Elementary
(910) 673-6691, 4483 N.C. 211, West End
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Leigh Ann McClendon

West Pine Elementary
(910) 673-2004, 272 Archie Rd, West End
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Grades: K-5
Principal: Kim Bullard

West Pine Middle
(910) 673-1464, 144 Archie Rd, West End
8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Grades: 6-8
Principal: Dr. Candace Tuck

Westmoore Elementary
(910) 464-3401, 2159 S. N.C. 705, Seagrove
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grades: K-8
Principal: Lisa Scott

Board of Education

Dr. Robert Grimesey is the superintendent of Moore County Schools. Email him at

Bruce Cunningham
Chair, District V
225 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines, NC 28388
910.315.9315 •

Ed Dennison
Vice Chair, At-Large Member
150 Ridgewood Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374
910.295.5570 •

Stacey Caldwell
District I
PO Box 263, Vass, NC 28394
910.391.4199 •

Elizabeth (Libby) Carter
At-Large Member
10 Cypress Point Dr., Pinehurst, NC 28374
910.692.7262 •

Charles Lambert
District III
PO Box 427, Robbins, NC 27325
910.948.3695 •

Laura Lang
District IV
109 Chesterfield Dr., Pinehurst, NC 28374
910.692.4974 •

Helena Wallin-Miller
District II
520 Burning Tree Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374
910.568.8750 •

Pam Thompson
At-Large Member
2384 Plank Rd. • Robbins, NC 27325
910.948.3911 •

Sonya Potter
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education
910.947.2976 Ext. 100236 •

Charter & Private Schools

The Academy of Moore County
Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
12588 U.S. 15-501, Aberdeen • (910) 757-0401
Principal: Allyson Schoen

The school opened in 1997 to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Its mission is to pursue the N.C. core curriculum. Class size at The Academy of Moore County is less than 20 students per class. The school follows a uniformed dress code. The Academy of Moore County operates on a year-round schedule.

STARS — Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance
Kindergarten – Eighth Grade
140 Southern Dunes Drive, Southern Pines • (910) 695-1004
Principal: Wes Graner

Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School (STARS), established in 1999, is recognized as one of 42 “A-plus” (arts plus the basics) schools in North Carolina. STARS combines an integrated arts curriculum with experiences in the visual arts, drama, music and dance/movement.

Calvary Christian School
Day Care ages 2-5, Kindergarten – 12th Grade
400 S. Bennett St., Southern Pines • (910) 692-8311
Principal: Dwight Creech

Started as an alternative to public schools to offer and reflect a Christian philosophy, Calvary Christian School’s curriculum focuses on the basics, including reading, writing and arithmetic.

Covenant Preparatory School
Kindergarten – 12th Grade
1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage, NC 28387
(910) 673-1025 or (201) 417-0481 •
Principal: Paul J. Rizzo

Covenant Preparatory School is an affordable, classical, Christian University Model School® located in Carthage. Covenant Prep began in the fall of 2013 with about 30 students enrolled from kindergarten through 12th grade. Its model of education marries the best of traditional Christian school with home schooling at an affordable price. Students attend classes on campus three days per week while spending the other two days at home with teacher-directed lesson plans. This allows families more time with their children to impart their Christian faith and values, while giving them a solid academic foundation.

Episcopal Day School (EDS)
Pre-school (3-year-olds) – Fifth Grade
340 E. Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines • (910) 692-3492
Head of Schools: Tom Brereton

The mission at Episcopal Day School is to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning in a Christian community that treasures courage, leadership and excellence. EDS has happy students with caring teachers. EDS seeks to educate the whole child in mind, body and spirit.

Highland Christian Academy
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade
5587 U.S. 1 North, Vass • (910) 695-0494
Headmaster: William Vaughn

Longleaf Academy
Kindergarten – Eighth Grade
600 Valley View Road, Southern Pines • (910) 692-2665
Executive Director: Jill Dejak
Principal: Jennifer Watson

The Longleaf Academy is a private day school for children with specific learning differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, AD/HD and other learning disabilities. Longleaf Academy focuses on a 4-to-1 student/teacher ratio in all language areas.

The O’Neal School
Pre-K (3-year-olds) – 12th Grade
3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines • (910) 692-6920
Headmaster: John C. Elmore

A college preparatory school, The O’Neal School is dedicated to the development of academic excellence, strength of character and physical well-being of its students in an environment where integrity, self-discipline and consideration for others are fundamental. The O’Neal School has 100 percent college acceptance. The school uses an indexed tuition model.

St. John Paul II Catholic School
Pre-K (4 year olds) – Eighth Grade
2922 Camp Easter Rd, Southern Pines • (910) 692-6241
Principal: Dr. Janice Jett

St. John Paul II Catholic School is dedicated to forming the hearts and minds of its students according to the teachings of the Catholic faith with the highest standard of academic excellence. St. John Paul II offers a rich and challenging curriculum for grades Pre-K4 through eighth grade at its 20-acre campus on Camp Easter Road. The school is affordable and accessible to all children in the Sandhills region. Contact Dr. Jett at (910) 692-6241.

Rainbow Baptist Church School
Third Grade –  Eighth Grade
702 W. Saunders Ave., Aberdeen • (910) 944-2799
Principal: K. Wayne Jones

Sandhills Classical Christian School
Preschool – 10th Grade
387 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines • (910) 695-1874 •
Principal: Alan Marshall

Sandhills Classical Christian School (SCCS) is a private, interdenominational school in Southern Pines, guided by the mission of graduating citizens of excellence who observe, think, and articulate with humility, reason, and clarity for the glory of God. SCCS serves over 300 students in preschool through high school on a modified 10-month calendar. The core of the Classical teaching method is the trivium, a division of learning into three stages: Grammar (kindergarten – fifth), Logic (sixth – eighth), and Rhetoric (ninth – twelfth). Teaching styles in each stage are tailored to match the brain’s natural development. SCCS students learn to think for themselves through logic and faith, shaping not just what they know, but who they become. Visit for more.

Solid Rock Christian School
Pre-school for ages 2-4 and Kindergarten – 12th Grade
311 E. Maple St., Aberdeen • (910) 944-2099
Principal: Thomas Conway

Cyber Ed Learning Centers
760 S. Bennett St., Southern Pines • (910) 246-2211
Owner: Sharyn Trinko
Director: Lin Rock

Higher Education

Sandhills Community College • (910) 692-6185

Chartered in 1963, Sandhills Community College officially opened Oct. 1, 1965, and was the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina to offer a college transfer program. Current offerings include 39 associate degrees, 13 diplomas and 37 certificates. SCC also offers a large number of continuing education courses in technology, career training, public safety, creative living and college and career development. There is a Small Business Center and two divisions where classes and certificates are available online. The SCC Athletic Program offers men’s basketball (2012 National Champions), women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s golf. A board of trustees governs the college and is composed of appointees by the governor, the Moore County Board of Commissioners and the Moore County Board of Education. The main campus is located on Airport Road in Pinehurst. The college also offers classes at the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford, The Westmoore Center in Robbins and the Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center in Carthage.

University of North Carolina Pembroke at Sandhills Community College • (910) 521-6262

When UNCP opened as Croatan Normal School in 1887, 15 students and one teacher attended. Now, UNCP enrolls more than 6,000 students. A satellite campus is located locally on the grounds of Sandhills Community College. The local campus offers three undergraduate and five graduate programs, including Business Administration, Nursing, Social Work, Master’s Degree in School Administration, Reading, Public Administration (online), Elementary Education, Business Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies Interested students must apply for admission. For information, contact Rebecca Roberts, program coordinator, email: rebecca.roberts, phone: (910) 695-3919. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Kennedy Hall, K156, SCC, or check out the website.

St. Andrews Presbyterian College at Sandhills Community College
(910) 695-3888 •

St. Andrews Presbyterian College offers evening, weekend and hybrid classes leading to the bachelor’s degree on the campus of Sandhills Community College. Degree completion or second degree programs are offered in two majors: Elementary Education and Business Administration. In addition, students with bachelor’s degrees may enroll in the K-6 teacher licensure program to become certified teachers. Prospective students may request additional information from St. Andrews @ Sandhills, 115 Wellard Hall, 3295 Airport Road, Pinehurst, 28374. (910) 695-3888, (800) 763-0198 or online at


Home Schooling Information  (919) 733-4276

Statutes in North Carolina govern the practice of home schooling. The law requires that children receive approved schooling until the age of 16. Currently, Moore County has 637 home schools registered with the N.C. Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education. The estimated enrollment for the county’s home schools is 955 students. There are 65,434 throughout the state’s 100 counties. State law requires anyone who wants to have a home school (two-household schools are permitted) to hold at least a high school diploma or the equivalent, and to operate on a regular schedule during at least a nine-month academic year. Home schools must have records on shots and attendance and must administer nationally standardized achievement tests to students. They are “encouraged” but not required to hold classes at least 180 days a year.

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