About Our District

Elizabeth City....Pasquotank County is a beautiful community in northeastern North Carolina located along the Pasquotank River. Elizabeth City is known as the "Harbor of Hospitality" to those far and near. Pasquotank County has approximately 40,000 residents with nearly half living within the city of Elizabeth City.

Elizabeth City is located just one hour from the Outer Banks of North Carolina as well as one hour from Virginia Beach, Virginia. We have a charming historical district and many community events which provide excellent opportunities for families to enjoy. We are a Coast Guard City and extremely proud of our CG Base-Elizabeth City and those that travel to us from so many different locations to serve.

ECPPS has thirteen schools .... seven elementary, two middle, three high and one alternative school. We opened our newest high school, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early College on August 7, 2017. We average 5800 students and employ over 800 staff members. We have a seven-member Board of Education that works hard to ensure our school district is meeting the needs of students, exceeding expectations and "preparing globally competitive citizens."

Our Schools

7 Elementary Schools - Central, J.C. Sawyer, Northside, Pasquotank, P.W. Moore, Sheep-Harney, Weeksville
2 Middle Schools - Elizabeth City Middle and River Road Middle
3 High Schools - Northeastern High, Pasquotank County High and ECP Early College
1 Alternative School - H.L. Trigg Community School

Our Students

Total Students (Pre-K - 12): 5742

Pre-Kindergarten: 149
Children with Disabilities: 884
Academically/Intellectually Gifted: 302


Total number of yellow buses: 69

Miles traveled daily: 4,144
Miles traveled per school year: 745,921
Total number of students assigned to buses: 3,110

Child Nutrition

Average breakfasts served daily: 2,337
Average lunches served daily: 3,487
Average breakfasts served yearly: 420,660
Average lunches served yearly: 627,660
Percentage of students receiving free or reduced price meals: 62%

Our Employees

Total Staff: 907

Certified Staff: 454
Number of National Board Certified Teachers: 24


12 school buildings
6 office/warehouse spaces
Total square footage (including modulars): 1,066,564
Total acreage: 299.6

ECPPS Strategic Plan

District Contacts

Board of Education/Administrative Office
1200 Halstead Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252.335.2981 Phone
252.335.0974 Fax

Edgewood Support Services
1401 Parkview Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252.338.0204 (fax)

Interim Superintendent
Rhonda James-Davis (252-335-2981)

Interim Human Resources Director
Tammy W. Sawyer (252-335-2981)

Chief Academic Officer
Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

After School Care / Summer Camp
Deneal Banks (252-337-6616)

At-Risk Student Liaison
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

Business Partnerships/Volunteers
Tammy W. Sawyer (252-335-2981)

Career and Technical Education
Rhonda James-Davis (252-335-2981)

Channel 8 ~ Educational Access Television
Tammy W Sawyer (252-335-2981)

Child Nutrition
Michael Thompson (252-335-2981)
Carol Saunders

Community Schools
Tammy W. Sawyer (252-335-2981)

Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

Curriculum & Instruction Team
Leigh Austin, District Instructional Coach
Nina Griffin, District Instructional Coach
Kelly Cowell, District Instructional Coach
Jennifer Hawkins, District Instructional Coach
Christie Pauley, District Instructional Coach
Bert Lane, District Instructional Coach

Driver Education
Kim Respass (252-335-2981)

Dropout Prevention
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

Education Foundation

Educational Diagnostician
Jefferson Ray (252-338-1017)

Employee Benefits
Dorothy Lamb (252-335-2981)

Exceptional Children
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)
Jacy D. Johnson (252-335-2981)

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

Finance Office
Meredith Collins (252335-2981)
Lauri McDaniels
Susan Morris
Carolyn Riggs

Health Services
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

Human Resources
Kim Barclift
Beverly Fonville
Krystle Figueroa
Dorothy Lamb
Kim Respass
Denise Rothrock

Initially-Licensed Teachers
Kelly Cowell, Elementary (252-335-2981)
Bert Lane - Secondary (252-335-2981)

Frankie Floyd (252-335-4306)
Marlene Wilkins

Family & Community Center
Antoinette Reid (331-1699)

Lauri McDaniels (252-335-2981)

Jennifer Lee (252-335-2981)

Alla Andrews (252-338-1017)
Laura Tate (252-338-1017)

Public Information & Printed Publications
Tammy W. Sawyer (252-335-2981)

Reading Behavorial / Autism Consultant
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

School Calendar
Pam Parker (252-335-2981)

School Improvement Planning
Michael Drew (252-335-2981)

School Transfer Requests
Pam Parker (252-335-2981)

Section 504
Michelle Flach (252-335-2981)

Speech-Language Compliance Monitor
Speech-Language Coordinator

Phyllis Fitchgerald (252-338-1017)

Social Workers
Elizabeth Batson (252-338-1017)
Midge Hudyma (252-338-1017)

Student Information / PowerSchool
Tanya Proctor (252-335-2981)

Kim Respass (252-335-2981)

Amber Godfrey (252-335-2981)
Stephen Hotchkiss (252-338-1017)
Jeff Madre (252-338-1017)
Sandy Madre (252-338-1017)
Paul Wandell (252-338-1017)

Jennifer Hawkins (252-335-2981)

Michael Drew (252-335-2981)

Title I
Michael Drew (252-335-2981)
Linda Houlroyd

Toni Floyd (252-335-5684)

Web Site
Tammy W. Sawyer (252-335-2981)

Mission Vision & Goals

Mission Statement

To ensure and provide an innovative, responsive, and safe environment that prepares and engages all learners.

District Vision

In a changing world, ECPPS will prepare all learners to be productive, competitive, and successful citizens.

Our Goals

Every student in ECPPS will graduate from high school prepared for work, further education, and citizenship.

Every Student in ECPPS will have a personalized education.

In ECPPS, every student, every day will have excellent educators.

ECPPS will have up-to-date financial, business, and technology systems to serve its students, parents, and educators.

Every Student in ECPPS will be healthy, safe, and responsible.