Scott H. Carpenter



    Dear Lincolnton High School Students and staff,

    It is with great honor that I will be serving as your principal at Lincolnton High School.  LHS is rich in tradition and known throughout the state for academics, fine arts, and athletics.  This year we are raising the bar for our students, staff, and administrative team.  It is our responsibility to provide the best education and expose our students to multiple opportunities for the future.  We want to build well-rounded students and learn how to give back to our community through community service.  It is my expectation that all of our students graduate from high school and are prepared for college, the military, or the workforce.

    If you ever have any questions or concerns about our school, please feel free to contact me.


    I was fortunate to be raised in Lincolnton. I attended the following Lincolnton schools: Aspen Street, Oaklawn, S. Ray Lowder, Lincolnton Junior High, and Lincolnton High. I reside in Lincolnton, with my wife Diana, and 3 daughters, Ellen, Caroline, and Julia. We also have a rescue dog named Winston, Mr. Perfect.  We are not sure if we rescued him or if he rescued us.


    Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education-Appalachian State University, 1993

    Master of Arts in School Administration-Gardner Webb University, 1998

    Principals’ Executive Program, 2004


    Working in my garden, visiting the beach in the summer, and visiting the mountains in the winter to see snow.

    Favorite Quote:

    “Life is the best school; God is the best teacher; a problem is the best assignment; and failure is the best revision.” Author Unknown


    Scott H. Carpenter