47500 Middle Ridge Trail
Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: (252) 995-6196

Fax: (252) 995-4719

Principal Sherry Couch

Assistant Principal Diane Brown

Find Us On Google Maps

  1. Attention Parents: Click here for the 2014-2015 School Supply List!
  2. CHES at Fiction Diggers 2014: CHES placed 3rd at the last county-wide Fiction Diggers competition.  Congratulations students!


READY is the name of North Carolina's new accountability model, formerly known as the ABCs. READY sets growth and performance standards for each school in the state.


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

School Supply List 2014-2015
Parents: We are well aware of the difficult economic times throughout our nation and particularly on Hatteras Island. And as always, we are here to support you and your child’s education.  READ MORE...
Battle of the Books 2014-2015 List
Okay, 4th and 5th Graders ... let's get reading! The 2014-2015 Battle of the Books List is here.  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...
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...