Award Year: 2021

Sallie B Howard Charter School

1004 Herring Avenue E
Wilson, NC, 27893-3311

(252) 293-4150

Dr. JoAnne Woodard, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School, Choice School

Sallie B. Howard Charter School (98A)

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To provide every child - privileged or underprivileged - with the kind of education that nurtures their gifts, talents, and potential and enables them to become more than they ever thought they would be.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 59%
  • White: 3%
  • Hispanic: 35%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science

Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science

Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science was founded in 1997 to provide our community's children with educational opportunities they would otherwise not have access to because of income. We cultivate in students the belief they can become more than their environment says they can be. We celebrate their greatness at every opportunity so they know who they are and what they can become with hard work and commitment.

Our success in closing the achievement gap is due to the curriculum and culture we've created that goes beyond developing students' reading and math skills. Our program rewards a variety of intelligences and encourages students to discover their talents. Whether it's in the sciences, visual or performing arts, technology or sports, there are so many areas at Sallie B. Howard where students can be successful.

For three consecutive years, we have earned a "B" grade for exceeding academic growth on state exams. Our philosophy at SBH is that all students can learn if instructed explicitly and with a sense of urgency. We maintain high expectations and use research-based instructional practices aimed at instilling strong work habits, critical-thinking skills, creativity, passion, and joy among students. We take pride in our diverse staff, which hails from nearly a dozen countries. Our Study Abroad program, launched in 1999, has taken over 100 students all over the world. Our goal is to develop students' intellectual capacities and cultivate 21st century learners - students who take ownership of their education and have a voice in structuring their curriculum.