1914 Hickory Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645

The Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports high academic achievement and innovation in Caldwell County's public schools. The Foundation promotes cooperation between the schools and the private sector and encourages creativity and excellence in teaching by securing resources to enhance education in a rapidly changing world.

The Foundation is the only nonprofit organization in Caldwell County which exclusively supports public education. The Caldwell County School Systems consists of 26 schools, approximately 1,800 employees and 12,600 students. The county faces many challenges such as maximizing student achievement, providing a healthy and safe environment, and committing to and advancing toward changing technology.


Letterland - provides instructional reading materials to elementary schools and pre-schools

ABC Teacher Awards:

  • Associate of the Year - monetary award recognizing associate of the year
  • Bus Driver of the Year - monetary award recognizing the bus driver of the year
  • Principal of the Year - monetary award recognizing the principal of the year
  • Teacher of the Year - monetary award recognizing the teacher of the year
  • Support Staff of the Year - monetary award recognizing the support staff of the year

Kaleidoscope - annual Festival of Arts showcasing student art and talent from all schools

Caldwell Career Center Middle College - collaboration with construction projects

Apples for Teachers - polish and deliver apples to all teachers at all schools during National Education Week

Kindergarten Readiness Kits - provides each child at Kindergarten Screening a kit to prepare them for kindergarten

Battle of the Books - funds school expenses for elementary and middle school Battle of the Books competition

High School Robotics - supports student engineering and robotic competitions

Field Science Lab - creation of outdoor science lab for student field work, experimentation and testing from grant provided by the Google Data Centers Grants Fund of Tides Foundation

STEM Labs - creation of three science labs at the Caldwell Career Center Middle from grant provided by the Google Data Centers Grants Fund of Tides Foundation Middle College

Caldwell Reads - supports reading in all grade levels



All County Band
- All middle and high school band student audition, clinician support and concert

Clergy Crisis Support Team - supports an emergency response plan for all schools

Judges in Schools - collaborative work with local judges and middle school students at risk

Caldwell County Safe Kids - collaborative work with bike safety and car seat safety

Hall of Honor - honors Caldwell County School graduates who have made an impact on community, country and world

Miss Caldwell County Fair Teen Scholarship - scholarships in conjunction with the Miss Caldwell County Teen Fair Pageant

Ed Tutor Scholarship - collaborative baseball scholarship with the Lenoir Rotary Club in memory of Rotarian Ed Tutor