Halifax County Schools will be closed on Friday, February 12, 2016 for all students and staff due to the threat of inclement weather early in the morning. Be Safe!

National "Love the Bus" week February 8-12, 2016.
Celebrate by honoring your Bus Drivers to show them how much you appreciate all that they do!

Halifax County Schools is recommended for

District-Wide AdvancED (SACS) Accreditation!!! 

Congratulations Northwest Halifax & Southeast Halifax

Graduating Class of 2015!!!
(click on the above link for slideshow)

Central Office

Halifax County School District BOE Goals

HCS Board Goals

Mission Statement
Halifax County Schools is committed to providing appropriate educational programs that will allow all students to achieve at a high level of success. We hold expectation that every student is a unique individual who can and will learn when provided with adequate time, effective teaching, and a positive learning environment.

Recent News

Congratulations to Everetts Elementary School "Tigers"
Successfully Passing the ECERS Assessment


2016 Essay Contest
Realizing Our Own Dream in the "Fierce Urgency of Now"

In 2016, we will commemorate the 53rd Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech. President Barak Obama reminded us that King’s ideas were “words for the ages”: responsibility lies with current generations to continue King’s legacy and heed the “fierce urgency of now.”

A Better Chance, A Better Community invites area students to submit an original written or video essay that draws on their experience to respond to this question: 

What is your dream for our future? Write your own “I Have a Dream” speech and explain what actions you will take to help realize that dream.

For additional information additional contest information, click here!

Congratulations Pittman Elementary School
 Gold recipient of the The American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly School

Pittman Award
Pictured (left to right):  Stephanie B. Williams (PE Teacher), Chester Williams (PTA President), & Jacqueline Williams (Principal).

Pittman Elementary has been awarded as a Gold recipient of the The American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly School site Recognition Program!  Designed to be a catalyst for positive change in American business, the program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. The program is also meant to encourage other work sites to participate and demonstrate similar physical activity practices for their employees.  Work sites may earn recognition by implementing physical activity practices such as:

• Providing walking routes,

• Promoting walking programs, online newsletters, and tracking tools to motivate employees, and

• Allowing staff to wear athletic shoes in the workplace on designated “sneaker days.”

Halifax County Schools 
"Excellence in Education" 
Education Foundation Grant Winners

Excellence in Education Grant Winners 2015-2016

Teacher/Teacher Assistant School Grant Title
Pamela Hale Dawson @ SNP  Science in the Classroom
Stephanie B. Williams Pittman  Strengthening Our Cores:  All Muscles in Motion
Christal Pittard Everetts  Fun, Fast and Fabulous
Monica Brown Hollister  Meeting Common Core with Informational Text
Anita Hewlin Hollister  Rocking Out with Numbers
Angela Horton Hollister  Tick Tock, It's Time to use the Blocks!
Jacqueline Ruffin-Pittman Northwest  Ready for Test Day!
Melessa Garvey Hollister  Spot Light on Literacy
Jennifer Taylor Dawson @ SNP  The Leader in Me
Claytea Richardson Hollister  Empowering Reading through Vocabulary
Kitty Bryant Hollister  Working on Vocabulary
Carolyn Williams (TA) Hollister  Writing For Success
Christine Bunn Hollister  Bring Math Concepts to Life
 Valetia Beckford Hollister  Leap into Literacy
Lisa Whitley Dawson @ SNP  You Go Girl Club

Halifax County Schools Improvement Plan for Low Performing District & Schools 2015-2016

Halifax County Schools District Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (Draft)

The Low Performing District Plan gives public stakeholders an opportunity to provide input on the strategies used by our district to support teaching and learning.  The plan supports a cross-sectional approach to provide all schools with the necessary supports to reach grade level proficiency while also exceeding growth expectations.  
For more information, please contact Mrs. Tyrana Battle, Ed. S., Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Halifax County Schools at (252) 583-5111.  Specific feedback regarding this plan should be sent to the following e-mail address:  battlet@halifax.k12.nc.us.

 Note:  To access these plans please click on the title links above 


The Center for Scholarship Administration has a list of scholarship opportunities!  Please check out the website for additional information at https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/

The Ethel Crawley Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications now through February 8, 2016.  Please visit the website to apply at https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/crwl/index.php

 The State Employees' Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Program 2016
"People Helping People"
Deadline for returning the scholarship Recipient Information is May 6, 2016.
For additional information click here.

Classroom Teacher Positions Available

at SIG Schools:

Dawson Elementary School
Inborden Elementary School
Wm R Davie Middle School

$2,500.00 SIG Signing Bonus

For additional information contact
Mrs. Tyrana Battle, Assistant Superintendent 
battlet@halifax.k12.nc.us or 252. 583.5111 x 230


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If you have any questions you can email us at

Seeking Input - Federal Programs

The Halifax County School District is in the process of preparing applications for federal funding in several areas of the school district programming. Those areas include: Title I Program Funds, School Improvement Funds, Title II Program Funds, Rural and Low Income Schools, Migrant Education Funds, Individuals with Disabilities Act, IDEA Part B, and federal funds for Career and Technical Education. The applications describe how Halifax County proposes to use federal funds to impact student achievement for the 2015-2016 school year. Interested stakeholders are invited to make comments and suggestions at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 9525 Highway 301 South, Halifax, NC 27839 by June 30, 2016For more information, call Mrs. Tyrana B. Battle at (252)-583-5111 or email her at battlet@halifax.k12.nc.us.



Jason Chen~Student of the Year 2014-2015Michele English~Employee of the Year 2014-2015Tonya Hedgepeth~Teacher of the Year 2014-2015Ashaki Mitchell~Employee of the Month~December 2015Ashley Griffin~Employee of the Month~November 2015Tykyla White~Student of the Month~November 2015DeZaria Hill~Student of the Month~December 2015Jacqueline Williams~2015 Principal of the YearDemetrius Green~Employee of the Month~January 2016Za'Jay Smith~Student of the Month~January 2016

Jason Chen~Student of the Year 2014-2015

Michele English~Employee of the Year 2014-2015

Tonya Hedgepeth~Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Ashaki Mitchell~Employee of the Month~December 2015

Ashley Griffin~Employee of the Month~November 2015

Tykyla White~Student of the Month~November 2015

DeZaria Hill~Student of the Month~December 2015

Jacqueline Williams~2015 Principal of the Year

Demetrius Green~Employee of the Month~January 2016

Za'Jay Smith~Student of the Month~January 2016