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Going Green

Education is a priority to Wilkes County as evidenced in our public school system and the growth of Wilkes Community College. We are within a 45 minute drive of Appalachian State University and within a 2 hour drive of several other major universities and colleges, not only in North Carolina, but also Virginia and Tennessee.

wcs logo.gifWilkes County Schools

The Wilkes County School System consists of 25 schools, serving almost 10,000 students. Facilities include sixteen elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, and a career education center. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

wcoc2.jpgWilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College is a public, two-year, "open door" institution committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support for people in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany Counties and the surrounding region. WCC provides quality education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills education, occupational, technical and pre-baccalaureate programs; support for economic development through services to business and industry, both public and private; and a variety of services and cultural activities that improve the quality of life.

asu2.jpgAppalachian State University

Appalachian State University is a coeducational university offering degrees at the bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctorate levels. Founded in 1899, it has been a member institution of The University of North Carolina since 1971. ASU is located in Boone, NC, a 45 minute drive from the Wilkesboros

Private and Preschools

Montessori Learning Center of Wilkes
601 Boston Ave.
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Wilkes Developmental Day School
1021 Wellborn Ave.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Harvest Time Christian Academy
501 C Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Millers Creek Christian School
5100 Boone Trail
Miller Creek, NC 28651

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