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Athletics are a source of pride for Onslow County Schools and our communities. Our teams consistently capture conference, regional and state championships. Our athletic programs strive to provide our student-athletes with an enjoyable and challenging athletic environment which emphasizes the attainment of both physical skills and strong character development, as well as encouraging the lifelong learning process. These programs aim to develop in students: excellent sportsmanship, a strong work ethic, a spirit of cooperation, leadership skills, and important personal character traits. All student-athletes must be in good academic standing and adhere to county and state regulations in academics, attendance and residency.

The school district offers 9 sports at the middle school level. Athletic programs in Onslow County Schools emphasize academic success in the classroom, student attendance in school and good sportsmanship and citizenship on and off the field.

All 8 of our middle schools compete in the Onslow County Middle School Conference.

Middle School athletic eligibility requirements:

  • student must be legally enrolled at the school
  • student must reside with parent or legal custodian in that school's attendance zone or be assigned to the school by the Board of Education
  • student must be in the 7th or 8th grade (6th graders are not eligible to participate in athletics)
  • student must meet local and state standards for promotion from the previous grade
  • student must have passed a minimum of 4 classes (at least 3 of those must be core courses [Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts] plus 1 Encore class) from the previous semester
  • student must have been in attendance for 85% of the school days from the previous semester
  • student can only participate in middle school athletics 4 semesters after first entering the 7th grade
  • student cannot turn 15 years of age on or before August 31 of the current academic year
  • student must receive a medical examination each academic year from a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant
  • student and his/her parent must sign the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness form prior to participating in any tryout, practice or contest (a new form must be signed each academic year)
  • student cannot have been convicted of a felony, or any criminal offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult

·         NOTE: An athlete becomes eligible or ineligible on the first day of the new semester.

Middle School Athletics FAQ

Can my sixth grader participate in sports?

  • The State Board of Education Administrative Code related to interscholastic athletics states that “only students in grades 7-12 may participate in interscholastic athletic competition.”

How long is my child's physical considered current?

  • Physicals for athletics are considered current for one calendar year (365 days) from the date of the physical.

What type of medical insurance is required for my child to participate?

  • It is recommended that student athletes have proper insurance coverage.

My child isn’t eligible to participate due to his grades. Is there a waiver process for reconsideration?

  • Yes, there is a waiver process that begins at the school level. Ask your school's Athletic Director for information regarding the process to request a waiver.

Sports Offered in Onslow County Middle Schools:












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