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Emsley A. Laney High School
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2700 N College Rd


United States
Coordinates 34°17′51″N 77°52′22″W / 34.2975729°N 77.8728835°W / 34.2975729; -77.8728835
School type Public high school
Motto Our Treasure is Knowledge
School district New Hanover County Schools
Superintendent Charles Foust
CEEB code 344349
Principal Danny Little
Teaching staff 110.59 (FTE) (2019–20)
Grades 9-12
Gender Co-Educational
Number of students 2,084 (2019–20)
Student to teacher ratio 18.84 (2019–20)
Campus Suburban
Campus size 26.477 acres
Color(s) Blue and gold
Athletics conference North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA)
Team name Buccaneers

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. The school’s most notable alumnus is Michael Jordan.

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The Michael Jordan Gymnasium at Laney

Notable alumni

  • Kadeem Allen (born 1993), basketball player for Hapoel Haifa in the Israeli Basketball Premier League
  • Dondi E. Costin (born 1964), former major general in the United States Air Force
  • Jeff Ferrell (born 1990), former MLB pitcher
  • Kitwana Jones (born 1981), former linebacker in the Canadian Football League
  • Larry Jordan (born 1962), former basketball player and basketball executive, Michael Jordan’s brother
  • Michael Jordan (born 1963), former NBA player and Basketball Hall of Famer
  • Greg Lindquist (born 1979), New York-based artist
  • Leroy Smith (born 1963), former professional basketball player
  • Lara Trump (born 1982), former television producer and campaign adviser to her father-in-law Donald Trump
  • Kevin Whitted, former basketball player and coach
  • Tamera Young (born 1986), former WNBA player
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