Award Year: 2013

Greene Early College High School

818 Highway 91
Snow Hill, NC, 28580-7286

(252) 747-9044

Charlie Langley, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Patrick Greene, Current Principal

Greene County Schools

School Website


Greene Early College will help all students maximize their potential while preparing them for college or the world of work.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 19%
  • White: 29%
  • Hispanic: 52%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Not only is Greene Early College structurally innovative, but this school is also at the forefront of leading in instructional practices. Our program brings together the public high school and the community college in an effort to improve the opportunities for students in Greene County. The five-year program offers each student the unique opportunity to earn a two-year associates degree in conjunction with a four-year high school diploma. The dedicated teaching staff emphasizes literacy and personalized instruction and incorporates research based instructional practices that have proven to be effective with at-risk populations. Greene Early College teachers strive to meet the needs of each student and hold them to high standards of rigor and personal responsibility. All teachers use the North Carolina New Schools model for instructional practices. The three partners for this program are The North Carolina New Schools Project, Greene County Schools, and Lenoir Community College; they have formed a positive partnership with proven results. As with all North Carolina early colleges, at least eighty percent of the students enrolled in Greene Early College are required to belong to one of the following categories: first generation college bound, at-risk of dropping out of high school, or belonging to a group that is historically underrepresented in colleges and universities. Our mission is to help all our students maximize their potential while preparing them for college and the world of work. A one hundred percent graduation rate and a one hundred percent proficiency on all of the North Carolina State Mandated Tests in Algebra I, English I, and in Biology over the last two years are indicative of the success of the program.