North Central High School is the best kept secret in Kershaw County. North Central is the result of a 1979 merger of Mt. Pisgah, Baron Dekalb, and Midway High Schools. NCHS is one of the largest attendance zones (300 square miles) in the state serving the Cassatt, Mt. Pisgah, Bethune, Westville, Kershaw and Liberty Hill communities. In 1999, the school board voted to close the Bethune High School. Those students and staff were absorbed into North Central’s population. Since its opening in 1979, North Central High has housed students in grades 7 through 12. In 2002 the school district opened the new North Central Middle School, which moved grades 7 and 8 from the High School and grade 6 from the four elementary feeder schools. In 2008 NCHS saw the completion of the facilities equalization plan which included the addition of a new gym, wellness center, tennis courts, track, field house, athletic training facilities, and 450-seat auditorium. The unique background of North Central High School gives it its character and strength. The blended communities allow the students it serves to grow both educationally and socially while preparing the best kids in Kershaw County for a bright future.