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Principal's Message

WELCOME to Kitty Hawk Elementary School.  Our staff is committed to ensuring that every student’s elementary school experience provides them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for future success, regardless of what they choose to do or where they choose to live.  Students in all grades work individually or together in cooperative learning teams. Innovative thinking is encouraged, taught, and defended for all students. Our school is a place where students can express their opinions, take risks, and make mistakes without worry of fear or judgement.   We provide 360 degrees of support for our students, from those who struggle to learn a concept or skill, to those who need enrichment, to those who struggle socially or emotionally. Routines and procedures are consistently taught and reviewed to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for all.  We make each student's social emotional health a high priority and have developed an environment that actively promotes kindness and instills a mutual respect. We challenge each student at their level, and rigorous lessons prepare our students for the challenges of middle school and an ever changing world.  

With a strong commitment to high quality teaching and learning, our teachers continuously reflect on their teaching, review measures of student academic performance, and make adjustments to keep students reaching higher and flying further than ever before.  Kitty Hawk Hawk Elementary School consistently exceeds growth on standardized measures of academic performance, is an NC Positive Behavior and Intervention Support Model school, and is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.  With more than 65 years of rich history, KHES continues to live our motto; By Reaching High, We Fly.    


Gregory Florence, Ph.D., Principal

Contact Principal Florence

Dr. Gregory Florence
(252) 261-2313