Emsley A. Laney High School is a public high school in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. The school was named after Emsley Armfield Laney, a business and community leader for several decades in Wilmington. It is a part of New Hanover County Schools. Most notably the high school where Michael Jordan, considered by many as the greatest basketball player of all time, attended.
|Emsley A. Laney High School|
2700 N College Rd
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||Our treasure is knowledge|
|School district||New Hanover County Schools|
|Teaching staff||110.59 (FTE) (2019–20)|
|Number of students||2,084 (2019–20)|
|Student to teacher ratio||18.84 (2019–20)|
|Campus size||26.477 acres|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold |
Laney High School competes as the "Buccaneers". The Bucs have won conference, regional, and state championships in different sports throughout the school's history. Sports teams at Laney include:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Kadeem Allen, American basketball player for Hapoel Haifa in the Israeli Basketball Premier League
- Dondi E. Costin, former major general in the United States Air Force
- Jeff Ferrell, former MLB pitcher
- Kitwana Jones, linebacker in the Canadian Football League
- Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player
- Greg Lindquist, artist
- Harvest Smith, former professional basketball player
- Lara Trump, television producer and campaign adviser to her father-in-law Donald Trump
- Kevin Whitted, basketball player and coach
- Tamera Young, WNBA player
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