New Horizons Elementary School

3705 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412-0284
     Tel: (910)392-5209
Grades: K - 5 | 92 students
New Horizons Elementary School was founded more than two decades ago to provide educational opportunities that develop critical academic skills, self-direction, personal responsibility and life-long learning to children between the ages of 5 and 11.
Learning is a three-part equation with teachers, parents, and students sharing the joys and responsibilities.
The NHES faculty is sensitive to the needs of their students and make it a priority to communicate frequently with parents or guardians and to include the family in the learning process.
Students receive vital instruction in communication skills, mathematics, science, and social studies using the most current, research-based techniques and strategies.
In addition, children engage in a character-building program designed to foster and strengthen their leadership skills for the 21st century.
Physical fitness, foreign language, and the arts are important parts of the NHES program.
New Horizons provides a well-balanced, educational experience for its students designed to develop the potential within each child for greatness.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 5
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 92 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 100%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade New Horizons Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jane Winters
Admissions Associate Donna Clark


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School, Art with Deborah Cavenaugh, Girls on the Run, Jump Rope Club, The Language Workshop for Children-Spanish After School, Jump Rope Club, Art with Deborah Cavenaugh,
Girls on the Run,
The Language Workshop for Children-Spanish,

School Notes:

  • IOWA Tests of Basic Skills Scores - 2009 Percentile Rank of Average Student Norms at NHES
  • Grade 1 Reading - 93rd Language - 95th Mathematics - 83rd Core Total - 89th
  • Grade 2 Reading - 89th Language - 90th Mathematics - 93rd Core Total - 93rd
  • Grade 3 Reading - 91st Language - 93rd Mathematics - 91st Core Total - 94th
  • Grade 4 Reading - 80th Language - 85th Mathematics - 90th Core Total - 87th
  • Grade 5 Reading - 95th Language - 96th Mathematics - 93rd Core Total - 97th

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cape Fear Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cape Fear Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cape Fear Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • WilmingtonCape Fear Academy
    3900 S College Road
    WilmingtonNC 28412
    0.2 mi | 573 students | Gr. NS-12                      
  • WilmingtonCoastal Christian High School Inc
    709 George Anderson Dr
    WilmingtonNC 28412
    1.1 mi | 133 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WilmingtonPine Valley Umc Wee Care Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    3788 Shipyard Blvd
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    1.6 mi | 136 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • WilmingtonNoah's Ark Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Baptist)
    1501 Beasley Rd
    WilmingtonNC 28409
    Daycare / Preschool  (Baptist)
    1.7 mi | 94 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • WilmingtonWesley Memorial Child Education Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    1401 S College Rd
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    2.6 mi | 120 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

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