Is there a cost to attend SBH? 

No. Sallie B Howard is a free public charter school funded by tax dollars just as traditional public schools are funded.  We do require parents to purchase official SBH School attire for students to wear in compliance with school uniform policy.

What is a charter school? 

Charter schools are publicly funded elementary and/or secondary schools that have been contracted by the State Board of Education to give families a choice in public education.  This is an experiment in educational reform that was passed into law in North Carolina by the legislature in 1996/97.  

Is SBH a part of the Wilson County School system? 

No. SBH is an independently operated charter school.

What grades does the school serve? 

SBH currently offers Kindergarten through eighth grade. There are plans to expand to high school in the coming years.

Does the school provide transportation? 

Yes. School bus transportation is provided for any student living in Wilson County.  Students living outside the county will provide their own transportation.

Does the school participate in the free & reduced lunch program? 

Yes. Our school participates in the Federal School Lunch Program. Applications for free/reduced meals must be completed each year for students entering or re-enrolling at SBHS.  

Is there a uniform policy at SBH? 

Yes. Every student at SBH is required to be in uniform each day. 



Pants: Navy blue long pants/ shorts (Middle School students may wear khaki pants also)

Shirts: Red knit polo/golf shirt (short or long sleeve) with official SBH monogram

Shoes: Sneakers or boots of any color, with no-marking soles. (No black soles)

No sandals

Socks: Navy, black, or white socks

Belts: Black or brown belts must be worn with trousers.