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Today’s students. Tomorrow’s superstars.

Chatham County Schools offer both public and charter K-12 options along with the Southeast’s preeminent universities.

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Go-getter learners galore.

Chatham County is home to Schools of Distinction, top SAT scores, “Teacher of the Year” awards and leading rankings from US News & World Report and The Washington Post. Oh, and the first high school dance program in North Carolina! Two of these schools are on-site at Briar Chapel, an easy walk from your front door.

  • Woods Charter School

    Woods Charter School
    160 Woodland Grove Ln.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    919.960.8353
    • On-site K-12 Public Charter School, ranked one of the top in the nation
    • Over 95 percent graduation rate
    • Ranked "top ten" on SAT scores in NC
    • Ranked among the top US high schools by US News & World Report and The Washington Post
    • NC Honor School of Excellence
    • More than 12 Advanced Placement courses
    • Greater than 90 percent acceptance to four-year colleges/universities
    • Personalized college counseling assistance
    • Free tuition and open to all NC students

  • Perry W. Harrison Elementary School

    Perry W. Harrison Elementary School
    2655 Hamlet Chapel Rd.
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    919.967.9925
    • PHS 2012-2013 Teacher Assistant of the Year, Ms. Charlene Thompson
    • Rebecca Tompkins, 4th grade, Perry Harrison's Teacher of the Year
    • Emphasis on innovative technology, integrated learning and differentiated instruction

  • Margaret B. Pollard Middle School

    Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
    185 Granite Mill Blvd.
    Chapel Hill, NC
    919.969.0070
    • Opened in 2011 as the first Gold LEED-certified middle school in the state and equipped with innovative green features
    • Named ABC School of Distinction
    • Award-winning environthon team
    • Healthy living haven with an expanded cafeteria program that offers fresh produce, salads and wraps
    • Robust academic opportunities, like National Junior Honor Society

  • Northwood High School

    Northwood High School
    310 Northwood High School Rd.
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    919.542.4181
    • Holds the highest average SAT scores and an Advanced Placement rate of 67 percent
    • Founder of North Carolina’s first high school dance program
    • Selected as one of The Washington Post's National Challenge School (Exemplary Student Achievement)
    • Awarded ABC Composite Score (highest in Chatham County Schools)
    • Named as Chatham County Schools PTEC Signature School (Outstanding Student Achievement)
    • North Carolina School of Distinction

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Caps, gowns and graduate learning.

Nationally acclaimed universities, such as the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (located just seven miles away), Duke University and North Carolina State University, anchor the Triangle, providing the research facilities and educated workforce that drive high-tech companies and enterprises. Briar Chapel students are strongly positioned to pursue higher education with these prestigious institutions.