The Onslow County Learning Center goals for the 2017-2018 school year were geared towards equipping the students with the necessary curriculum and skills to have a smooth transition back into the regular educational setting. In addition, OCLC strongly focuses on promoting acceptable behavior traits, strengthening academics, and building positive character to enable and support their success during their educational career and throughout their lives.
During the 2016-2017 school year, OCLC reached an average daily enrollment of 82 students. Over the course of the school year, the Onslow County Learning Center had a total enrollment of 158 students. Of those 158 students, 67% were male and 33% were female. Last year’s middle school enrollment was 25% and high school enrollment was 75%. The highest percentage of students was 10th grade making up 24% of the overall student population. The racial background of students assigned to OCLC on average included: 45% of the students were African American, 6% were Hispanic, 15% were Multi-racial, and 34% were Caucasian. Additionally, last year 27% of the students were identified as EC, and 5% were Occupational Prep., leaving 68% of the student population as regular education students. During the 2016-2017 school year the number of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch was at 72% of the student population.
The Onslow County Learning Center employed sixteen certified faculty members; thirteen regular education classroom teachers (one served as Assistant Director), three Exceptional Children classroom teachers (one serving as part time EC Teacher and part time EC Coach), one guidance counselor, and one Director. In addition, there were seven support staff members; one secretary/treasurer, six teacher assistants, two custodians, and a part time cafeteria employee. Staff members included eight males and nineteen females. The racial composition of the staff was 56% Caucasian, 7% Multi-racial, 4% Hispanic and 33% African American. The retention rate of staff members from the previous school year decreased from 65% to 54%.