A Growing District...
Onslow County is situated on the east coast of North Carolina and is the proud home of US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the largest amphibious Marine base in the world. Officially established in 1734, Onslow County encompasses over 767 square miles and has a population of over 177,000 people according to the 2010 US Census - an increase of over 82% over the past 40 years! Named for President Andrew Jackson, the county seat of Jacksonville was incorporated in 1842.
Our 2017-2018 student population is approximately 26,000 and we currently have 38 educational facilities which include 20 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 7 high schools, 1 early college high school, 1 early childhood development center, and 1 alternative learning program. With our region's average growth of 300 plus students per year, the Onslow County School system has had to provide additional classroom space for our county's youth. The average age of all facilities is 40 years with our newest school, Dixon Middle School, opening in August of 2017.