The primary vision of James Baxter Hunt, Jr., High School is to provide all students with a high-quality education leading to a high school diploma. It is our hope that this will prepare students to pursue whatever dreams they may have beyond their high school education. Through effective instructional leadership, sound teaching, an orderly environment and community involvement, we believe that our graduates will be able to realize their true potential with their diploma from Hunt High School.
JAMES B. HUNT HIGH SCHOOL Hunt High School was open to students in 1978. Hunt was initially called Southwest Wilson High School. Teachers and students voted on the school name, mascot & colors in 1977. The school is named after N.C. Governor James Baxter Hunt, a Wilson native. Governor Hunt is a former four-term governor of North Carolina (1977–1985, &1993–2001). He is the longest-serving governor in North Carolina history.