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Northampton County School Systems

The Northampton County School System has five elementary schools (grades PK-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8), two high schools (grades 9-12)and one alternative school (grades 6-12) with a total student population of approximately 2850.

The School Uniform Policy was implemented in the elementary and middle schools during the 2006-2007 school year. The high schools began using the uniform policy during the following school year of 2007-2008. It has been an effective tool in improving discipline and developing personal pride for the students.

Northampton County Schools Transportation Department has up to 64 buses safely transporting approximately 2000 students daily.

The Child Nutrition Department of Northampton County Schools is one of the few in North Carolina to be awarded a USDA grant for the past three years to support the “ Fresh Fruits & Vegetables” program. It’s the largest “Restaurant” in the County.

Northampton County Schools has implemented the Reading First program in all elementary schools with a Reading First Coach located at each school.

Northampton County Schools Partnerships

  • Senior Education Corps
  • Ministers’ Council for Education
  • Northampton County Education Foundation
  • North Carolina Model Teacher Education Consortium
  • Collaborative Effort to Support New Professionals

For more information, please visit the Northampton County Schools website www.northampton.k12.nc.us

Northampton County History

Located in the northern Coastal Plain along the Virginia border, Northampton County was formed in 1741 from a division of Bertie County after settlers migrated to this part of the Albemarle precinct in the early eighteenth century.

Hertford County lies to the east, Bertie County to the south, Halifax County to the south and west, and Warren County to the west. The Roanoke River runs northwest to southwest along the southern border of the county, and the Meherrin River forms a portion of the eastern boundary. These two navigable rivers have been instrumental in the social and economic development of the county, influencing settlement and transportation patterns.

The county seat was established in roughly the center of the county and was known originally as Northampton Courthouse. When the community was incorporated in 1823, the county seat was renamed Jackson in honor of Andrew Jackson.

Northampton Chamber of Commerce Membership Benefits

Business Referrals

Our chamber receives numerous informational requests each year and these requests are referred to our members.

Economic Development

We work with Economic Development to help bring new business and industry to the area.

Business After Hours

Quarterly we have an after hours session with a guest speaker and an opportunity for members to network socialize.

Brochure and Business Card Display

Your cards and brochures are displayed in the chamber office and are available to visitors.

Membership Plaques

You will receive a plaque identifying you as a member.

Quarterly Newsletter

The newsletter provides information about chamber events and activities.

Memberhsip and Buyers Guide

Your business information is listed on our website, northamptonchamber.org. We will link your web site to ours for a small fee. The chamber receives an average of 40,000 hits per month on our site.

Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings

We will help you with these events by helping you plan the event, send out invitations and contacting the media.

Business Expo

This will allow you to showcase your business. The Expo will increase recognition and business exposure.

Northampton Chamber of Commerce - Northampton County Home Health Care

Regional In-Home Health Care in Conway, NC Telephone No.252-585-1338

Northampton County Health Department Telephone No. 252-534-5841

Northampton County Home Health Agency Telephone No. 252-534-2911

Northampton Chamber of Commerce - Northampton County Recreation

Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center Jackson, NC (Telephone No. 252-534-1303)

Valley Pine Country Club (located in Lasker, NC Telephone No.252-539-4124)

Northampton County Recreation Department (Telephone No.252-534-1303)

Northampton Chamber of Commerce - Northampton County Local Government

Northampton County is governed by five elected county commissioners and operates under the county manager form of government. The municipalities located in Northampton County are the Mayor and Board of Commissioners form of government.

Northampton County ...........................252-534-2221

Conway .............................................252-585-0488

Garysburg ..........................................252-536-2167

Gaston ..............................................252-537-1046

Jackson .............................................252-534-3811

Lasker ...............................................252-539-4014

Rich Square .......................................252-539 2315

Seaboard ...........................................252-589-5061

Severn ..............................................252-585-0144

Woodland .........................................252-587-7161

Northampton County NC Chamber of Commerce

The Northampton County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization representing businesses and individuals in North Carolina's northern coastal plain. Our service area includes all of Northampton County.

Embraced by the Roanoke and Meherin Rivers, Northampton County was established in 1741. Our lush farms, massive forests and quiet rivers offer much to our 22,000 residents and thousands of visitors that visit our area each year. We are home to numerous golf and hunting clubs, fishing tournaments and historic walking tours.

For those new to the area, involved in business activity or thinking of relocating to Northampton County, the Chamber offers detailed area maps, a Relocation Guide, economic indicators and networking opportunities to help your business grow.

Whether you are a resident of northeastern North Carolina, a regular visitor or a potential resident, we are glad you stopped by.

Northampton Chamber of Commerce - About Us


The purpose of the Northampton County Chamber of Commerce is to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the county and surrounding area. The specific mission is to promote economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interest to enhance the well-being of local citizens.

What is it?

A Chamber of Commerce is an action agency designed to meet community or area needs. It is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to promote our Mission Statement in the area.

What does it do?

The variety of chamber activities is virtually unlimited, depending on the community needs and the desire and ability of the chamber to meet those needs.

How does it work?

Committee Action Groups make a chamber successful. They are the units that accomplish the organization's goals and objectives.

Why Should I Support the Northampton Chamber?

Support of your Chamber of Commerce is highly important to all business and professional people. Although the generally accepted primary purpose of a chamber of commerce is to exploit to the maximum the economic potential of a community, it must also be active in all aspects of the community.

About the Northampton Chamber of Commerce

The Northampton County Chamber of Commerce, through its Board of Directors and staff, serves many purposes. It has been working for total economical development of this area for fourteen years. The twelve directors representing all sections of the area and the members serving on the committees give unselfishly of their time toward the enrichment of our area.