Education Foundation

we are here to serve

Our mission is to facilitate excellence in education in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools.

About Us

A shared goal of excellence for our schools

As the primary provider of education in the Elizabeth City area, the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School System (ECPPS) serves over 5,000 children in twelve schools. 


The Education Foundation of ECPPS’ role is to support the Board of Education, the Superintendent, principals, teachers, students, and parents/guardians within the district. 


Working together, the Foundation is able to identify areas in which our focused efforts and resources will have a maximum, positive impact on student achievement.  

history of the education foundation

The Education Foundation of Elizabeth City – Pasquotank Public Schools was formed in 1989 by a group of concerned citizens with a desire to improve the quality of education in our area schools.  The Foundation was formed as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in 1991 with the mission to facilitate excellence in education in the Elizabeth City – Pasquotank Public Schools.  


Serving as the primary advocate for education withing our community, the Foundation garners support from parents, civic leaders, politicians, non-profit organizations, charitable and civic organizations, and others.

Hoping to bridge the gap between available funding and critical need for our school system, the Foundation offers a significant source of supplemental funding for educational programs, equipment, and professional development training for teachers.  


Since inception, the Foundation has provided over $1,000,000  in funding to improve the quality of education in our area schools through the following efforts.  

Vision & goals


The Foundation’s role is to support the Board of Education, the Superintendent, principals, teachers, students, and parents/guardians within the District in achieving their academic goals. 


Working with these parties, the Foundation seeks to identify areas where focused efforts and resources will have a maximum, positive impact on student achievement. In this way, the Foundation can make a meaningful contribution towards achieving the shared goal of excellence in education.


Students in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools are provided with a superior public school education.  The district is recognized for its students’ outstanding academic performance.  The school system attracts top teachers, parents and businesses to the local area.


  • Our school system becomes recognized for outstanding academic performance
  • Our school system attracts superb teachers
  • Family and businesses locate in Elizabeth City because of our community’s commitment to public school education.

a shared goal

By investing in our schools and educators, the Education Foundation assists in working to achieve a shared goal of excellence in education.

A special thanks to our partners

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