47500 Middle Ridge Trail
Buxton, NC 27920
Phone: (252) 995-6196
Fax: (252) 995-4719
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00
School Day: 7:45-2:30

Principal Sherry Couch

Assistant Principal Diane Brown


Welcome to Cape Hatteras Elementary School’s website and to a new school year.

As we learn from and build on our successes, CHES continues to use our school improvement goals to challenge our students. Our goals also address the changes Hatteras Island is experiencing in our population, our economy, and our landscape.

Our staff is committed to encouraging and equipping our students to become lifelong learners. With this long view in mind, we can reflect on the accomplishments of previous years and light the course for students for years to come.

Thank you for taking time to acquaint yourself with our new web presence, which is hoped to be one of several new tools to support  parent and community engagement in our school. We invite you to join us in fostering a culture of caring and to inspire our children to new heights for life in the 21st Century.

What's New

On Thursday, April 28, CHE held its annual Kindergarten Kick-Off.  READ MORE...
CHES Takes 2nd at Regional Battle of the Books Competition!
CHES represented Dare County Schools at the Regional Battle of the Books (BoB) Competition Friday, April 22.  READ MORE...
Quarter 3 SURF Assembly Highlights
On Friday, March 25, CHES had our third quarter SURF Assembly. See how Kindergarten and 1st Grade students demonstrated how to respect everyone and everything (the R in the SURF expectations), and read about other assembly highlights.  READ MORE...
CHES Wins District Battle of the Books Competition!
On Tuesday, March 22, CHES defeated all other Dare County elementary schools to win the district Battle of the Books competition.  READ MORE...
Red Ribbon Week: Oct. 26-30, 2015
Cape Hatteras Elementary School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the last week in October. Read more about the drug free activities we will participating in, including themed "dress up" days.  READ MORE...
Quarter 1 SURF Assembly Highlights
On Friday, October 23, CHES had our first quarter SURF Assembly. See how Captain Responsibility taught students how to show responsibility (the S in the SURF expectations), and read about other assembly highlights.  READ MORE...
Box Tops for Education
Grab your scissors, and start looking for the Box Tops 4 Education logo on the products you use every day.  READ MORE...
CHES T-Shirts
We have a new online spirit wear shop at Click here to order your CHES T-Shirt and accessories!  READ MORE...
Need a Tutor?
Is your student having trouble in ELA, math, science, social studies, or Spanish? Find a tutor in our county directory.  READ MORE...
Student Code of Conduct Online
The 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct can be found here in English and here in Spanish.  READ MORE...