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Down East Middle School

Phone: 1-252-729-2301
Fax: 1-252-729-1015


School Office hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School Hours for Students: 
7:35 a.m. first bell
7:40 a.m. tardy bell
2:50 p.m. dismissal


Established in 2015, Down East Middle School offers 6-8 education to students from the Down East communities of Smyrna, Williston, Davis, Stacy, Sealevel, Atlantic, Cedar Island, Otway, Bettie, Straits, Gloucester and Marshallberg, Harkers Island. We emphasize the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child and strive to instill high standards for academic integrity, and leadership in our students. Through our programs, students are given the technology, skills and knowledge to be effective members of our school community and a global society.

Our campus uses modern sports facilities and grounds, student-friendly technology centers, and a great faculty of ambitious teachers ready to give students of the Down East  Community the best school experience.

It is the vision of Down East Middle School to be a safe, supportive, learning environment where all stakeholders work together to educate the whole child, academically and emotionally.



Welcome Back Students and Staff to Carteret County Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year!

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