List of Elementary Schools in Wilson County, NC

There is a total of 14 elementary schools available to parents residing in Wilson County, North Carolina. All these schools are safe and are fully staffed with teachers who love kids and will educate them to the highest degree.

The costs are also generally very low, yet the schools are generally in a really good condition and offer everything there’s needed for the kids to be safe, entertained and, most important, ready to learn a lot of useful things.

Below we have a complete list of elementary schools available in Wilson County, with some extra details about each of these schools. Remember that most of them have that “small town” vibe to them. Some consider this a con, but I consider it a pro because kids are in a cosier place, almost like in a family and not a school. But there are options, no matter what type of structure you prefer and you can check them all out below.

So without further ado, here are the elementary schools in Wilson County, North Carolina, listed in alphabetical order:

Barnes Elementary School
Official website
Address: 1913 Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy. East Wilson, NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Official philosophy and goals: “The staff and students at B.O. Barnes Elementary School believe the atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for student academic success. Our school strives to promote academic excellence in all students regardless of race, economic status and/or background. Barnes Elementary also takes great pride in endless possibilities with team effort. We can and will develop productive citizens from our students with the spirit of expectancy and determination. Our goal is enforcing academics to the fullest and instilling good character traits in our students.”

Elm City Elementary School
Official website
Address: 5544 Lake Wilson Road Elm City, NC 27822
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Official mission:

“- To help students become independent thinkers and doers
– To provide successful experiences which encourage each student to achieve his or her highest potential
– To instill worthwhile values which create responsible citizens
– To prepare students for challenges in today’s technological world.”

Gardners Elementary School
Official website
Address: 5404 NC Highway 42 East, Elm City NC 27822
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Official mission statement: “The mission of Gardners Elementary School is to provide positive educational experiences that enable all students to achieve maximum potential and become responsible, contributing members of society and lifelong learners.”

Hearne Elementary School
Official website
Address: 300 W. Gold St., Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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This is the oldest school in operation in Wilson County. It was initially known as Maplewood School, but later on the name was changed after former teacher Margaret Hearne. It’s also the first school in the district to host a Spanish Immersion program.

Official mission: “Our mission is to improve academic achievement for all students and to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and life”

Jones Elementary School
Official website
Address: 4028 Highway 42 West, Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Mission statement & Vision: “Jones Elementary School students and staff will become lifelong learners through rigorous and relevant instruction. We envision Jones Elementary School as a safe, nuturing environment dedicated to preparing all students for their future.”

Lee Woodard Elementary School
Official website
Address: 103 Church St., Black Creek NC 27813
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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About the school: “At Lee Woodard Elementary we strive to provide a nurturing and safe learning environment that promotes academic excellence and good citizenship. Students from Lee Woodard will attend Speight Middle School and Beddingfield High School.”

Lucama Elementary School
Official website
Address: 6260 Blalock Road, Lucama NC 27851
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Official mission statement: “The mission of Lucama School, a positive, safe, professional community-supported school, is to build relationships and provide a respectful, creative environment by accepting and embracing all people and providing a variety of opportunities for each child to experience success.”

New Hope Elementary School
Official website
Address: 4826 Packhouse Road, Wilson NC 27896
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Rock Ridge Elementary School
Official website
Address: 6605 Rock Ridge School Road, Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Official vision: “We believe that the future of Wilson County rests upon an informed and educated citizenry that is resilient and adaptable to a changing world. Our vision requires us to provide appropriate facilities, support services, and learning resources for all students. We must hire the most qualified teachers, administrators, and support staff members to prepare graduates to enter that citizenry as leaders and life-long learners. Our students, the living messages of the future, represent our commitment to supporting a high quality of living in Wilson County.”

Stantonsburg Elementary School
Official website
Address: 409 S. Main St., Stantonsburg NC 27883
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Vick Elementary School
Official website
Address: 504 Carroll St., Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Vinson-Bynum Elementary School
Official website
Address: 1601 Tarboro St. SW, Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Wells Elementary School
Official website
Address: 1400 N. Grove Street, Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Winstead Elementary School
Official website
Address: 1713 Downing St. SW, Wilson NC 27893
School Hours: 8AM – 3PM
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Official mission statement: “To provide a positive, safe community supported school and establish a successful learning environment for all students by embracing meaningful relationships.”

The list is complete, but I am still working to gather all the data about the schools in the county. Check back soon for all the details, but I think that what I have offered still gives you enough to make an educated decision or research a bit more for the perfect school for your kids!

If you already have your kids enrolled at one of the schools listed above, please share your opinion in the comment section below: it will surely help other parents a lot!

Best Activities for Kids in Wilson, North Carolina

If you’re planning a visit to Wilson County, NC, chances are that you’re heading for Wilson. That’s the main city in the area and that’s where most of the fun activities for families will happen.

In today’s article, I will guide you through the top things to do in Wilson, NC – things that kids will definitely enjoy. But as adults, we love them too – even though some of them are becoming the norm for somebody living here.

But without further ado, let’s check out the best of the best our county has to offer in terms of activities with kids in Wilson, North Carolina!

1. Whirligig Park

Although not complete yet, it’s still worth a visit! And even in its current state, it can provide entertainments for little and older ones. Right now, you can check out some of the items which have been restored, but also visit the warehouse where the restoration magic is happening and experience it first hand. Really fun to watch!

Narrowing the line between art and science (and I would add entertainment), this is a must visit if you’re spending some time in Wilson with your family. Learn more about the park on its official page here. You can visit Whirligig Park Mon-Fri between 9AM – 8PM (no admission charge), although for the art outside, you can just pop up anytime you feel like seeing something cool!

2. Wilson Botanical Gardens

Open each day since sunrise to sunset, this beautiful botanical garden in Wilson delights visitors with a tree collection, different turf grass species, display gardens as well as bird and butterfly gardens.

This is a great place to go out for a picnic with the family and enjoy the 200+ species of plants the Wilson Botanical Gardens are home for. Admission is free and you can find out more details on the official website of the gardens (here).

3. Model Trains

You don’t have to be a model train fanatic to enjoy the beauty of this place. The piece de resistance is definitely the showroom where you can view an operating model train featuring more than 2,000 train cars and enough track to maneuver 60 locomotive engines. The Antique Barn and Hobby Shop is the place where you can check out these model trains, in a place that’s operating since 1965.

Visit the official page for details on how to get there and in order to find out more about this attraction.

4. Imagination Station

If you want to bring a bit of science to the schedule, the Imagination Station is a must see attraction in Wilson! Located in Historic Downtown Wilson, it is the home of more than 200 displays with tons of activities and fun things to do for the entire family.

Some of my favorites are the Honey Bee Observation Hive and the animal collection, while the little ones will definitely love the curiosity corner as well. For adults, but maybe also for kids grown in the Facebook era, the impressive collection of antique photos could be a great attraction as well. It really manages to get you in the thinking mood regarding the way people used to live in the past.

There are all sorts of events taking place there regularly, so you should keep an eye on their website for the latest news and events.

The Imagination Station in Wilson operates Tuesday-Saturday from 9 to 5, and on Sundays from 1PM to 4 PM. Children under 3 must not pay an entrance fee, but for everybody else, the ticket costs $5.

5. NC Baseball Museum

If your kids enjoy baseball, a visit to the Baseball Museum might be worth it. The museum is open Thursday to Saturday between 10 AM – 4 PM and Sundays between 1 PM – 5 PM. But it’s best to go there on game day and enjoy a baseball game at Fleming Stadium, the home of Wilson Tobacconists (and the place where the museum operates).

If you’re lucky, you can even meet some Wilson’s Hall of Fame players who will be more than happy to sign an autograph for you. Find out more on the museum’s official page here.

6. Wilson Rose Garden

Now this one is obviously an attraction that you shouldn’t miss if you’re in Wilson when the roses are in bloom… but not insanely entertaining otherwise. But you’re really up for a treat if you visit at the right time: there are over 1,000 rose plants there, all looking amazing. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise, since some of the varieties there are American Rose Selections award winners.

There’s also a picnic area for the family and unforgettable memories can be made there. So put this on your “to see” list on 1800 Herring Avenue.

These are the top things to see and do with your family when in Wilson, NC. The list is not as impressive as lists from larger cities are, but I guarantee that you’ll get a really unique feeling from most of these places.

Are other hidden gems in Wilson that should make our list? Let us all know by sharing your comments below!

Welcome to Wilson County Parents!

Hello parents and parents-to-be!

My name is Martha and I decided to launch this blog in order to create a glowing community of parents in Wilson County, North Carolina. The purpose of this website is to gather information and share it with you regarding family events in the area and eventually organize meet-ups for our kids to enjoy great company.

I am currently living in the Northern area of the country, in Elm City. We’re close to the airport and the Tar River Reservoir, but also Lake Wilson and all the great attractions in the area.

I am a young mother of two beautiful children: little Benny is 5 years old and his older sister Jenna is 7. We’re hoping to expand our family as soon as possible, so fingers crossed!

This is the first ever article on this blog and my first real attempt at becoming a real blogger. I played in the past a little bit with Facebook posting and writing on my own WordPress blog for friends and family mostly, so I am not an expert in any way.

But one day I had this vision of creating a community surrounding the Wilson Country area and here I am, jumping head first as always and hoping for the best. There are currently a ton of technical detail that I’m not getting, but I won’t give up too soon. Hopefully this blog will one day become a great resource for families in the area and the gathering point of new – and old – parents.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned as I have many articles in the pipeline with some lesser known family attractions and tips!

xoxo,
Martha