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List of
North Carolina Public Schools
Using American Indian Mascots

(updated June 1, 2010)
33 Total Schools: 13 Warriors, 7 Indians, 6 Braves, 2 Redskins, 2 Chiefs, 2 Red Raiders, 1 Mighty Sauras. This list began with 73 schools several years ago.  55% or 40 schools have already chosen to retire their "Indian"mascots. All 73 schools are listed with those having CHANGED so marked.

Background: In June 2002, the N.C. State Board of Education issued an 'action statement' that called on all educators and schools in North Carolina to"educate themselves on the educational, curricular, and psychological effects of using American Indian sport mascots and logos, and that all public school administrators review their policies and procedures toward the use of American Indian sport mascots, logos and all demeaning imagery."
        In the past few years, 55% of NC's public schools with American Indian mascots and logos have eliminated them. Many others are re-examing their use as directed by the State Board of Education. Our congratulations to those schools and schools systems that have responded, as noted in this list. If you have questions about these or other schools in the N.C. system, you may also utilize the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction's state-wide schools list.     Please contact us should you find any errors in the two lists below or if you know of any changes in the status of mascot-usage in the schools listed. Thank you.

Schools with "Indian" mascots are listed twice, first alphabetically by County/LEA (LEA means "Local Education Agency"), then alphabetically by individual school. This second alphabetical list also includes schools that have retired their "Indian" mascots. Note that each school's information, the Principal's email, & school's web sites can be found in the alphabetical listing.

List of NC "Indian" Mascot Public Schools
Alphabetically by County/LEA

A total of only 20 North Carolina LEAs, out of 115 have "Indian" mascot schools

Alatamahaw-Ossipee Elem. Indians
Haw River Elementary, Indians
Western Alamance HS, Warriors
Western Middle School, Braves

Chocowinity MS, Indians
Chocowinity Primary, Indians

Clyde A. Erwin HS, Warriors
Clyde A. Erwin MS, Warriors

Gamewell MS, Braves
West Caldwell HS, Warriors

Harry M. Arndt MS, Redskins
Saint Stephens HS, Indians

Manteo HS, Redskins
Manteo MS, Braves

Denton Elementary, Red Raiders

Chinquapin Elementary, Indians

North Edgecombe HS, Warriors

Louisburg HS, Warriors

East Gaston HS, Warriors
South Point HS, Red Raiders

Brawley MS, Braves
West Iredell HS, Warriors

Meadow Elementary, Indians

West Lincoln MS, Chiefs

Buladean Elementary, Braves

West Montgomery HS, Warriors

Oxendine Elementary, Chiefs
Pembroke MS, Warriors

South Stokes HS, Mighty Sauras
Southeastern Stokes MS, Warriors

East Wayne HS, Warriors
East Wayne MS, Warriors

Forbush Elementary, Braves

List of NC "Indian" Mascot Public Schools
Alphabetically By School's Name

(Including CHANGED schools

  • CHANGED:Alamance Elementary School
    3600 Williams Dairy Rd
    Greensboro, NC 27406
    County/LEA: Guilford
    fax 336-697-3175
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to the 'Wolves' in 2003

  • Altamahaw Ossipee Elementary School
    2832 N NC 87
    Elon College, NC 27244-9547
    County: Alamance
    fax 336-538-6032
    Principal: Donna King
    mascot - Indians

  • CHANGED: Andrews High School
    1920 McGwinn Drive
    High Point, NC 27265
    County/LEA: Guilford
    fax 336-887-5585
    mascot - Changed in May 2004, will keep 'Red Raiders' mascot but not use Indian imagery)

  • CHANGED: Aquadale Elementary School
    11707 NC 138 Hwy
    Norwood, NC 28128
    County/LEA: Stanly
    fax: 704-474-7209

    mascot - Changed from Braves to Little Bulls, 2002  Note: Accomplished through a School Improvement Team (SIT) process

  • CHANGED: Arapahoe Charter School
    9005 NC Hwy 306 South
    Arapahoe, NC 29510

    County/LEA: Pamlico
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to Bobcats in March 2009

  • CHANGED: Ayden Middle School
    192 3rd St
    Ayden, NC 28513
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to Knights, 2002

  • CHANGED: Belhaven Junior High School
    100 W Main St PO Box 130
    Belhaven, NC
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to Cougars when school relocated to Northeast Elementary, 2001

  • Brawley Middle School
    664 Brawley School Rd
    Mooresville, NC 28117
    County/LEA: Iredell-Stateville
    Principal: Jimmie Dancy

  • CHANGED: Brinson Memorial Elementary School
    319 Neuse Forest Dr
    New Bern, NC
    mascot - Changed from Braves to Bears, 2002

  • Buladean Elementary School
    12190 N. Hwy. 226
    Bakersville, NC 28705
    County/LEA: Mitchell
    fax: 828-688-1184
    Principal: Mr. Ricky McCourry

    mascot - Braves

  • CHANGED:Catawba Middle School
    403 6th Ave SW PO Box 448
    Catawba, NC
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to Dragons in 2002 then into Rockets when school merged into Catawba Elementary School

  • Chinquapin Elementary School
    3894 NC 50 South
    Chinquapin, NC 28521
    County/LEA: Duplin
    fax 910-28-6879
    Principal Pamela Jenkins
    mascot: 'Indians'

  • CHANGED :ChocowinityHigh School
    Chocowinity, NC 27817 a1dc5&sessionid=ad8ae0ac1816e69b1aa651f9d27a1dc5
    mascot - Changed from 'Fighting Indians' to Seahawks when school merged into Southside High School

  • Chocowinity Middle School
    3831 US Hwy. 17 South
    Chocowinity, NC 27817
    County/LEA: Beaufort
    fax: 252-975-3812
    Principal: Ms. Renee Boyd
    mascot - 'Indians'

  • Chocowinity Primary School
    606 Gray Rd or PO Box 159
    Chocowinity, NC 27817
    County/LEA: Beaufort
    fax: 252-946-4869
    Principal: Amy Vosburgh
    mascot - Little Braves

  • Clyde A Erwin High School
    60 Lees Creek Rd
    Asheville, NC 28806
    fax: 828-251-2893
    County/LEA: Buncombe
    Principal: Mr. Edward Burchfield
    mascot - Warriors

    Female Athlete mascot CHANGED from "Squaws" to: "Lady Warriors" 1999 as result of compromise with U.S. Justice Department

  • Clyde A Erwin Middle School
    20 Erwin Hills Road
    Asheville, NC 28806
    County/LEA: Buncombe
    Principal: Gayland Welborn
    mascot - Warriors

  • CHANGED: Coulwood Middle School
    1901 Kentberry Dr
    Charlotte, NC
    mascot - Changed from Braves to Catamounts, 2002

  • Denton Elementary School
    305 W Salisbury St Box 967
    Denton, NC 27239
    County/LEA: Davidson
    Principal: Ms. J. Marie Casiday
    mascot - Red Raiders

  • East Gaston Senior High School
    1744 Lane Rd
    Mount Holly, NC 27124
    County/LEA: Gaston
    Principal: Marty Starnes
    mascot - Warriors

  • Eastern Wayne High School
    1135 New Hope Rd.
    Goldsboro, NC 27534
    County/LEA: Wayne
    fax: 919-751-7107
    Principal: Mr. Gene Byrd
    mascot - Warriors

  • Eastern Wayne Middle School
    3518 Central Heights Rd.
    Goldsboro, NC 27534
    County/LEA: Wayne
    Principal: Ms. Catherine Eubanks
    mascot - Warriors

  • CHANGED :Elon Elementary School
    510 E Haggard Ave
    Elon College, NC 27244
    Principal: Amy Harper-Wallace
    mascot - Changed from 'Braves' to Little Phoenix in July 2010

  • CHANGED:Etowah Elementary School
    320 Etowah School Rd
    Etowah, NC 28729
    County/LEA: Henderson
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to All-Stars in August, 2008

  • Forbush Elementary School
    1400 Bloomtown Rd
    East Bend, NC 27018
    County/LEA: Yadkin
    Principal: Mr. Douglas Sheek
    mascot - Braves

  • CHANGED:Gamewell Elementary School
    2904 Morganton Blvd.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    County/LEA: Caldwell
    Principal: Ms. Vickie Sproul
    mascot - <Changed from "Indian Scouts' to Bulldogs in 2010

  • Gamewell Middle School
    3210 Gamewell School Rd.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    County/LEA: Caldwell
    Principal: Mr. Keith Hindman
    mascot - Braves

  • Haw River Elementary
    701 East Main Street.
    Haw River, NC 27258
    Fax 336-578-8336
    Principal: Jeffrey Rachlin
    mascot - 'Indians'

  • H. M. Arndt Middle School
    3350 34th St Dr NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
    fax: 828-256-6748
    County/LEA: Catawba
    Principal: David Fonseca
    mascot - 'Redskins'
    mascot - See derivation of this term

  • CHANGED: Icard Elementary School
    PO Box 70 or 3087 Icard School Rd
    Icard, NC 28666
    County/LEA: Burke
    fax: 828-397-7296
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to Colts in April 2004

  • CHANGED:Indian Trail Elementary School
    200 Education Rd
    Indian Trail, NC 28079
    County/LEA: Union
    fax: 704-821-7712
    mascot - Changed from Indians'to Tumbles-the-Timberwolf in September 2007

  • CHANGEDJ. F. Webb High School School
    3200 Webb School Rd.
    Oxford, NC 27565
    County/LEA: Granville
    fax: 919-693-2589
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to a space-age "Warrior" without Indian imagery. Jan 2005

  • CHANGED:Junaluska Elementary School
    2238 Asheville Rd
    Waynesville, NC
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to no mascot but Indian motif remained in honor of school's namesake

  • Louisburg High School
    201 Allen Ln
    Louisburg, NC 27549
    County/LEA: Franklin
    Principal: Freda Clifton
    mascot - Warriors

  • CHANGED: Manteo Elementary School
    701 North US Hwy 64
    Manteo, NC 27954
    County/LEA: Dare
    fax: 242-473-2496
    mascot - Changed from Braves to no mascot 2007

  • Manteo High School
    PO Box 280 or 616 Wingina St
    Manteo,  NC 27954
    County/LEA: Dare
    Principal:John Luciano
    mascot - Redskins
    See derivation of this term

  • Manteo Middle School
    Hwy 64/ 264 or PO Box 817
    Manteo, NC 27954
    County/LEA: Dare
    fax: 242-473-5549
    Principal: Mr. T.E. McGinnis
    mascot - Braves

  • CHANGED : Mckee Road Elementary School
    4101 McKee Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270
    County/LEA: Charlotte-Mecklenburg
    mascot - Changed from'Indians' to All Stars, 2000

  • Meadow School (K-8)
    7507 NC 50 S
    Benson, NC 27504
    County/LEA: Johnston
    Principal:Rodney Peterson
    mascot - 'Indians'

  • CHANGED Micaville Elementary School
    Hwy 80 S or PO Box 122
    Micaville, NC 28755
    County/LEA: Yancey
    fax: 828-675-0370

    mascot - Changed from Redskins to Miners, 2008

  • CHANGED :Millers Creek Elementary School
    4320 N NC 16
    Millers Creek, NC
    mascot - Changed from Redskins to Ravens, 2002

  • CHANGED : Millers Creek Intermediate School
    4340 N NC Hwy 16
    Millers Creek, NC
    County/LEA: Wilkes
    mascot - Changed from Redskins to Knights when merged into West Wilkes Middle School

  • CHANGED: Newland Elementary School
    PO Box 160 Elementary Rd
    Newland, NC 28657
    County/LEA: Avery
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to no mascot in 2000-2001 school year

  • North Edgecombe High School
    7589 NC 33-NW
    Tarboro, NC 27886
    County/LEA: Edgecombe
    fax: 252-823-7847
    Principal:Dannie T. Williams
    mascot - Warriors

  • CHANGED: Northwest Cabarrus Middle School
    5140 NW Cabarrus Dr
    Concord, NC 28027
    County/LEA: Cabarrus
    fax: 704-784-2649
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to Titans, 2004

  • CHANGED :Ogden Elementary School
    3637 Middlesound Rd
    Wilmington, NC, 28411
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to no mascot at all, 1999

  • CHANGED: Old Dock Elementary School
    12489 New Britton Hwy E
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    County/LEA: Columbus
    fax: 910-642-7872
    mascot - Changed from Braves to Colts in 2008

  • Oxendine Elementary School
    5599 Oxendine School Rd.
    Maxton, NC 28364
    County/LEA: Roberson
    Principal: Mr. B. Oxendine

    mascot - Braves (note: majority American Indian students)

  • CHANGED: The Paideia Academy At Oakhurst
    4511 Monroe Rd
    Charlotte, NC
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to Dolphins (this is actually a program within Oakhurst Elementary School)

  • Pembroke Middle School
    8910 Deep Branch Road
    Pembroke, NC 28372
    County/LEA: Robeson
    Principal: Christopher Clark
    mascot:Warriors   (Note: majority American Indian students)

  • CHANGED:Roanoke High School
    21077 NC Hwy 903
    Robersonville, NC 27871
    County/LEA: Martin
    Principal: Dennis Hart

    mascot -Changed from Redskins to Cougars, July 2010 upon consolidation into South Creek HS
    See derivation of "Redskins" term

  • CHANGED:Roanoke Middle School
    21230 Hwy 903
    Robersonville, NC 27871
    fax 252-795-3890
    County/LEA: Martin
    Principal: Jan Wagner
    mascot - Changed from Redskins to Cougars, July 2010 upon consolidation into South Creek MS
    See derivation of the "Redskin" term

  • CHANGED:Saint Stephens Elementary School
    684 30th Street NE
    Conover, NC 28613
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to no mascot, 2001

  • Saint Stephens High School
    3205 34th St Dr NE
    Conover, NC 28601
    County/LEA: Catawba
    (828) 256-9841
    Principal: Ms. DeAnna Taylor
    mascot - 'Indians'

  • South Point High School
    906 South Point Rd
    Belmont, NC 28012
    County/LEA: Gaston
    Principal: Gary Ford
    mascot - Red Raiders

  • South Stokes High School
    1100 South Stokes High Drive
    Walnut Cove, NC 27052
    County/LEA: Stokes
    Principal: Ms. Debbie Whitaker
    mascot - 'Mighty Sauras'  

  • CHANGED: Southeastern Randolph Middle School
    5302 Foushee Rd.
    Ramseur, NC 27316
    County/LEA: Randolph
    mascot - Changed from 'Seminoles'  to Titans, March 1, 2004

  • Southeastern Stokes Middle School
    1044 North Main St.
    Walnut Cove, NC 27052
    County/LEA: Stokes
    336-591-8164 fax
    Principal: Jobeth Clark
    mascot - Warriors

  • CHANGED: Southern Guilford High School
    5700 Drake Rd
    Greensboro, NC 27406
    County/LEA: Guilford
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' in March 2004 to 'the Storm'

  • CHANGED: Stovall-Shaw Elementary School
    Hwy 15 or PO Box 39
    Stovall, NC 27582
    County/LEA: Granville

    fax: 919-693-4954
    mascot - Changed from Braves to Eagles in 2004

  • CHANGED Sunshine Elementary School
    231 Toney Rd.
    Bostic, NC 28018
    County/LEA: Rutherford

    mascot - Changed from "Indians" to Sunshine Bears in 2004

  • CHANGED:Valle Crucis Elementary School
    2998 Broadstone Rd
    Sugar Grove, NC 28679
    County/LEA: Watauga
    fax: 828-963-8185
    mascot - Changed from'Indians' to Bears in 2006 

  • CHANGED: Waxhaw Elementary School
    1101 Old Providence Rd
    Waxhaw, NC 28104
    County/LEA: Union
    fax: 704-843-4259
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to Bluebird in Spring 2004

  • West Caldwell High School
    300 West Caldwell Dr.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    County/LEA: Caldwell
    fax: 828-754-2783
    Principal: David Colwell
    mascot - Warriors

  • West Iredell High School
    213 Warrior Dr
    Statesville, NC 28625
    County/LEA: Iredell/Statesville
    fax: 704-873-0356
    Principal: Todd Holden
    mascot - Warriors

  • West Lincoln Middle School
    260 Shoal Rd
    Lincolnton, NC 28092
    County/LEA: Lincoln
    Principal: John Robinson
    mascot - Chiefs

  • CHANGED: West Mecklenburg Senior High School
    7400 Tuckaseegee Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28214
    County/LEA: Charlotte-Mecklenburg
    fax: 704-343-6079
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to "Hawks" in April 2004

  • West Montgomery High School
    147 Warrior Dr.
    Mt. Gilead, NC 27306
    County/LEA: Montgomery
    Principal: David Cassady
    mascot - Warriors

  • Western Alamance High School
    1731 N Hwy NC 87
    Elon College, NC 27244
    County/LEA: Alamance-Burlington
    fax 336-538-6014
    Principal: Ms.Terri Spears
    mascot - Warriors

  • Western Middle School
    2100 Eldon Dr.
    Elon, NC 27244
    County/LEA: Alamance-Burlington
    336-538-6012 fax
    Principal: Dr. Lizzie Alston

  • CHANGED: Westfield Elementary School
    273 Jessup Grove Church Rd.
    Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    County/LEA: Surry
    mascot - Changed from ('Indian') Warriors to a -W- in Spring 2003 and to "Wildcats" in 2007

  • CHANGED::Westover Middle School
    275 Bonanza Dr
    Fayetteville, NC
    mascot - Changed from Warriors to Wildcats, 2002

  • CHANGED:White Oak Elementary School
    555 W B McLean Blvd
    Swansboro, NC 28584
    mascot - Changed from 'Indians' to Wildcats, 2000

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