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

Ready4K - Parent Resource

Pre-K Applications 2017-18

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Students and teachers at Nags Head Elementary School receive recognition from the Board of Eduction.

Students can stay engaged in learning even during snow days!

Dr. Castillo joins the FFMS faculty as the new Assistant Principal


Welcome to Cape Hatteras Elementary School!

Home of the Tropical Storms, CHES fosters a culture of caring and academic achievement.  I am proud of the overwhelming academic growth that our staff and students have achieved.  For the fourth consecutive year, Cape Hatteras Elementary School has been been honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a Title I Reward School for sustained student achievement.  This is also the third year that we have been recognized by the state as a Green Ribbon school for our continued implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support.  As we learn from and build on our successes, CHES continues to use 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 and responsible citizens.  With this vision, 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 read about our achievements.  Our motto is “We are the hope and the future, and hand-in-hand, we will learn today.” We owe our success to the support of our families and extend an open invitation to the Hatteras Island community.   

Come join the Tropical Storms. Be a part of the future!


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