Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf

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Basic Information

Address: Highway 301 North, P.O. Drawer 2768 Wilson , North Carolina 27894-2768
County: Wilson
School District: 47 easternmost counties of NC
Phone Number: Switchboard: 252-237-2450
Fax Number: School Director's Office 252-243-9889
Principal: School Director, Reginald Redding

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Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf

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Additional Information

Founded: 1964
Ages/Grades: Birth to 3 years of age - Early Learning; 5 to 21 years of age – K - 12
School Setting:

Located off Hwy. 30l North on 54 acres in Wilson , N.C.

School Size: Students: 100 / Staff: 198
Classroom Size: K-5 (2-6) Middle School (6-9) High School (2-8)
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 – 5 / 1 – 8

Free (There is a supply fee of $50 for Residential and $25 for Day Students)

Financial Aid:



Director's Office, Academic, Residential, Student Health Center , Interpreting, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Dietary, Business Office, Human Resources, Early Intervention, LAN Dept


NC Standard Course of Study

Percentage of Graduating Class: Class of 2007: 13 of 14 graduated / Class of 2006: 9 of 9 graduated
Support Services:

Audiology Clinic; Speech/Language; Social Worker; Psychologist; Mental Health; Student Health Center (24 hour nursing & Doctor contracted), Sign Language Classes

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Students have access to computers in the classroom, also Computer Lab

School Championships:

1983 Girls' Basketball Champions

School Clubs:

Academic Bowl, Yearbook Club

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Graduates from Gallaudet University : Bobby Shealy, Craig Hanford, Kevin Earp, Lisa Bone, Britt Albertson, Graduate from NTID, New York : Kevin Earp (graduated from NTID & Gallaudet)

Parking Spaces/Availability:

200 Available Parking Spaces

Uniform Guidelines:

We have an “ENCSD Mode of Dress.”

Mission Statement:

The mission of ENCSD is to provide individualized comprehensive, educational, vocational, and residential programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Students leading to productive, independent, and successful lives

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A comprehensive quality education program should include:

• A safe learning and working environment

• A barrier free communication environment for all students & staff

• Respect and sensitivity for diversity leads to increased learning opportunities for students and staff

• A cooperative relationship between school, students, and family and community
A focus on high achievement and high expectations

School History:

ENCSD established in 1964. It's a day/residential facility for education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. It is located on 54 acres in Wilson .

The ENCSD is dually accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf (CEASD): an organization of executive heads of educational programs for hearing-impaired students in the U.S. and Canada and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), also known now as AdvancED, the largest K-12 accreditation organization in the US.

ENCSD is under jurisdiction of the Office of Education Services, which functions as the central office for all the educational programs in the NC Department of Health and Human Services.