About Us


The mission of H.L. Trigg Community School, in partnership with our entire community, is to ensure that each student is empowered with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the future.


H.L. Trigg Community School is where "We enter to learn, leave to achieve." 


H.L. Trigg Community School is where we focus on Attendance, Attitude and Academics.

H.L. Trigg History

H.L. Trigg Community School was opened in 1929 and was known as the Southern Avenue School. It originally served as a training school for future teachers and became a part of the Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) campus.

The school was later named after Harold Leonard Trigg, one of the founders of ECSU and a former president of the university.

Later, the school served as an elementary school. In 1997 it became an alternative school serving students in grades 6-12 under the leadership of principal Linwood Williams.