Planting roots. Home to some of the country's finest universities, the Triangle has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Chatham County upholds this tradition with innovative schools, staff, and programs in place to meet the needs of its Kindergarten through 12th grade students. The mission of Chatham County Schools is to graduate globally competitive, well-rounded students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an effective, safe, and nurturing learning environment. The district holds claim to many ‘Best Teacher of the Year’ awards. Both Woods Charter School, ranked one of the top in the nation, and the Gold LEED-certified Margaret B. Pollard Middle School are in the community, offering students a stimulating challenge close to home.
Nearby Northwood High School beats out its competitors with the highest average SAT score and an Advanced Placement rate of 67%. All of the arts are embraced and taught at the Chatham County schools, with Northwood High School having started the first dance program in the state of North Carolina.Passionate about students succeeding, the principal describes the school as tight-knit and rural in atmosphere, with students receiving a lot of individualized attention.
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