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.
Dual Immersion, Iredell-Statesville Schools
A dual language program allows students from two different language background to receive academic instruction in two languages—English and Spanish. The goal is to develop literacy in both languages. This program began at East during the 2009-2010 school year and has expanded to K-5 making up 50% of our classrooms school-wide.
East Iredell Elementary School, 400 East Elementary Road, Statesville, NC 28625, 704-872-9541
Lake Norman Elementary, 255 Oak Tree Road, Mooresville, NC 28117, 704-662-8261
International Baccalaureate (IB), Iredell-Statesville Schools
With its international focus, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs help students develop academically, socially, emotionally and culturally as they grow to become citizens of the world.
Cloverleaf Elementary (Primary Years Program)
Coddle Creek Elementary (Primary Years Program)
Mount Mourne School (Middle Years Program)
Northview School (Middle Years Program)
South Iredell High School (Middle Years Program, Diploma Program and Career-Related Studies)
Mitchell Community College, Career and College Promise
Career & College Promise (CCP) allows high school students to get a jump-start on earning college credits while still enrolled in high school. The tuition is free. Eligible students may earn college transfer credits, workforce credentials, or both. College Transfer Pathways designed for students to start working toward a four-year degree. These structured pathways offer courses that, if successfully completed with a “C” or better, will seamlessly transfer to any public university and many private colleges and universities in the state.
Career and Technical Education Pathways are aligned with the high school career clusters and allow students the opportunity to earn a workforce credential before ever graduating from high school. Students acquire skills in high-demand areas to fill a need in our community. These credentials will help a student go directly into the workforce.
For more information: https://mitchellcc.edu/ccp or contact: Amanda Rhea, Career and College Promise Director, 704-978-5441.