NF Woods Advanced Technology and Arts Center
To prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners through a wide variety of teaching practices and learning environments that embrace technology and assist students to discover their unique gifts and talents.
Students are valued in a nurturing, safe environment where individuality and diversity are respected. Students are challenged to realize their unique potential, personal and community responsibilities, and pursue their dreams by being competitive in a global society.
In 1941 Dunbar School was completed on West McLelland Avenue. Additions of a cafeteria and six classrooms were made in 1957, 1959, and 1964 to take care of the needs of the high school program at the school. Mr. Naurice F. Woods was principal and continued to be principal for thirty-five years. Woods retired from the position in 1972. Dunbar School was named in honor of the black poet Paul Dunbar.
After Mooresville integrated in the late 1960's Dunbar school was reopened in 1972 as Woods Elementary School, renamed in honor of Naurice F. Woods. The school remained an elementary school until the early nineties. In 1993, it reopened as a campus of Mooresville High School. It was named N.F. Woods Advanced Technology and Arts Center.