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Checking in with schools: Covid cases high among NHC elementary students, staff

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — New Hanover County Schools is reporting more than 200 cases of Covid-19, with nearly half of positive tests among students and staff in elementary buildings.

224 cases were documented on the NHCS public online dashboard this week, along with 241 quarantines.

(NHCS’ data may be delayed as it is not entered in real-time, the district clarifies. The dashboard is updated once a week on Friday and some current cases may not be reflected until the following week’s totals are published.)

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In the first three weeks of school, NHCS recorded 590 positive cases total. Here is the breakdown for the week of Sept. 6:

Alderman Elementary – 2
Anderson Elementary – 3
Bellamy Elementary – 4
Blair Elementary – 3
Bradley Creek Elementary – 1
Carolina Beach Elementary – 1
Castle Hayne Elementary – 8
Codington Elementary – 1
College Park Elementary – 1
Eaton Elementary – 5
Forest Hills Elementary – 15
Freeman Elementary – 9
Holly Tree Elementary – 1
Mary C. Williams Elementary – 3
Murrayville Elementary – 24
Ogden Elementary – 5
Masonboro Elementary – 3
Pine Valley Elementary – 8
Snipes Elementary – 2
Winter Park Elementary – 1
Wrightsboro Elementary – 1
Wrightsville Beach Elementary – 4

Holly Shelter Middle – 18
Murray Middle – 5
Myrtle Grove Middle – 11
Noble Middle – 2
Roland-Grise Middle – 2
Trask Middle – 2
Williston Middle – 10

Ashley High – 24
Career Readiness Academy at Mosley – 1
Hoggard High – 9
Isaac Bear Early College High – 5
Laney High – 10
New Hanover High – 13
Southeast Area Technical High – 3
Wilmington Early College High – 4

Brunswick County Schools

Brunswick County Schools has yet to update its case count for the week of Sept. 6. For the week of Aug. 30, see last week’s report.

Pender County Schools

Pender County Schools has not been publishing its Covid-19 numbers so far this school year. The district is finalizing a new dashboard to release Monday.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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