Iredell County has a total of 49 schools, two public school districts—Iredell-Statesville Schools and Mooresville Graded School District—plus several private and charter schools. Both public school systems have received state and national recognition for quality education. To read the NC School report cards click here.
Iredell Educational Performance Indicators
Iredell County dashboard for myFuture NC shows the progress toward the state’s overall 2030 goal for postsecondary educational attainment, as well as 18 educational performance indicators.
Career & Pathway Development, K-12
Iredell County is preparing our future generations for success by committing to and investing in our education system. Career awareness and pathway development is a priority for our community.
Apprenticeship 2000, Iredell-Statesville Schools & Mooresville Graded Schools
Apprenticeship 2000 is an apprenticeship partnership located in the region. Apprenticeship 2000 offers technical career opportunities to high school students and full-time employment after graduation. For more information or to join the company partnership: http://apprenticeship2000.com/zwp/
Apprenticeships & Internships available at Mooresville Graded School District & Iredell-Statesville Schools
ISS and MGSD have dedicated staff members to assist students with internship and apprenticeship to allow additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. The internship allows the student to observe and participate and observe in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about careers, and performs certain job tasks.
To see a list of companies that participate in apprenticeships, internships, and externships, click here.
Iredell Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is a nonprofit college access organization. Purpose is to prepare students academically, financially, and personally for successful college admission and other post-secondary opportunities best suited to a student’s needs, aptitudes and dreams. Benefits for the students: advisory services, career and college exploration activities, college admission and financial aid workshops, students completing the program in grades 10-12 are eligible to apply for “Last Dollar Grants” for college. More information https://www.crosbyscholarsiredell.org/
Edge Factor, Iredell-Statesville Schools & Mooresville Grade Schools
Edge Factor is an on-line digital platform available at 23 schools in Iredell County. This platform equips educators with story-driven media, interactive activities, and gamified tools designed to inspire students to purse career pathways, connect with parents, and raise awareness of local career opportunities. The turnkey, multimedia resources included in the membership- based platform makes STEAM relevant, align to statewide standards, highlight career profiles, instill soft skills, introduce technology, Include hands-on activities, recruitment tools, parent resources, cinematic stories, and much more. Visit edgefactor.com/education to learn more.
Iredell County 4-H Clubs
4-H is a non-profit organization with a mission to engage youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing in the field of youth development. The club’s development leadership, public speaking, and social skills. They participate in monthly meeting, community service projects, citizenship activities and club outings.
Iredell 4-H Clubs Available:
- Iredell County 4-H Rabbit Club
- Club NEST 4-H Group
- Troubleshooters Shooting 4-H Club
- Little Dragons Robotics
- Elemental Dragons Robotics 4-H Club (FIRST Team 3680)
- Sew Expressive 4-H Club
- Scotts Elementary Primetime 4-H Club
- Third Creek Elementary Primetime 4-H Club
- West Iredell 4-H Club
- Allison Woods OLC “Aqua Sprouts” 4-H Club (Science)
- Ebenezer 4-H Cooking Club (foods and nutrition)
Learn more: https://iredell.ces.ncsu.edu/4hclubsandgroups-2/
Mitchell Community College Summer Camps
Mitchell Community College offers summer camps for students during June and July. Camp topics and ages range from late elementary to rising seniors in high schools. For more information on Mitchell Community College Summer Camps visit: https://mitchellcc.edu/summer-camps
Youth Leadership Iredell, Iredell Statesville Schools
The Youth Leadership Iredell program is coordinated by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Iredell-Statesville Schools. Through this program, student from diverse backgrounds, who have commitment to quality leadership, will experience opportunities for personal growth and increased awareness of the community and county. This program is held in partnership with North Iredell High School, South Iredell High School, Statesville High School, and West Iredell High School.
More information: https://www.issnc.org/test/youth-leadership-iredell
Iredell County has multiple opportunities for education beyond high school. NASCAR Technical Institute and PIT Welding equip students to work in automobile manufacturing and maintenance. Part of the North Carolina Community College system, Mitchell Community College offers degree-programs as well as career specialized tracks.
Iredell County is served by several nearby four-year colleges, including Catawba College, Davidson College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Gardner-Webb University also has a satellite program in Statesville.
In addition to home schools, ISS offer families a menu of school options, each with a signature theme or program that provide unique educational opportunities. Choice programs include International Baccalaureate (IB) school, Advanced Placement academies, Early Colleges, Dual Language Immersion schools, A+ Arts Integration schools, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, a Fine Arts magnet, a Career Academy, and virtual learning options.
For more information on school choice programs here.
Mitchell Community College, Early College
Mitchell Community College operates three early college high schools in partnership with local school systems. The early college program provides motivated Iredell County students the opportunity to graduate from a five-year program with a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit with no cost to the student for tuition or books. Students typically enroll in the early college in the ninth grade through an admission process. Interested students should apply during the fall of their eighth grade year using the application located on Iredell-Statesville Schools’ website.
To learn more information on the early college here.