Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) is one of two public school systems in Orange County, NC. Our mission is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes to achieve their learning potential.

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Upcoming Events: Board of Education Meeting, 8/14 Lincoln Center Operating Under Summer Hours, 6/16 thru 8/8 / Lincoln Center funcionará con horario de verano del 16 de junio al 8 de agosto PowerSchool Access Currently Down for Parents and Students / PowerSchool no está disponible en este momento para padres de familia y estudiantes

Some Lincoln Center Offices to Move Temporarily / Algunas oficinas de Lincoln Center se trasladarán temporalmente



Mandarin Language Options - Program options to be presented and discussed at the June 5, 2014 Board of Education meeting.

Summer School 2014 - Information for Elementary, Middle, and High School Summer School.

Long Range Plan 2013-2018 - We are pleased to introduce our new long-range plan. It will serve as our roadmap to excellence over the next five years. 

Read to Achieve Program - Learn more about North Carolina's program to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade.

Opening of School Report (2013) - The Opening of School Report (OSR) is an annual compilation of information that reflects the inner workings of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

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Public School Foundation (PSF) An independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to mobilizing community support for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Volunteers & Partners Contact this office to volunteer with CHCCS.

Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocates (BRMA) Mentor a student.

PTA Thrift Shop Buy fun things and help support CHCCS.

Community Connection Program Computers and Internet for those in need.

Parent University Learning opportunities for CHCCS parents.

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District News

New Principal for Phillips Middle School - Read Full Article

Rydell Harrison Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has hired a new principal for Phillips Middle School. Rydell Harrison joins the district from Guilford County Schools, where he is currently the principal at Hairston Middle School in Greensboro. Harrison started out as a music teacher in New Jersey, and has 17 years in education. He has also served as a middle school assistant

2013-14 SNAColades - Read Full Article

The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) created SNAColades to honor CHCCS staff who, through their hard work and creativity, make our children's school experience more meaningful.  The following have been selected for this recognition based on the testimonials of the Exceptional Children community. Below each name is a quote from an appreciative parent.SNAColade Recipients 2013-14Tania Treml,

Chapel Hill - Best Small City for Education in America - Read Full Article

Chapel Hill ranked number 1 out of 140 small cities (50,000-60,000 population) for education in America according to This ranking was determined based on student-teacher ratio, money spent per year per student, high school graduation rate, and test scores. Chapel Hill outshone its competition with a 9 out of 10 ranking for test scores. Our schools also had a 13 to 1 student-teacher

Board of Education Receives Award for Financial Reporting - Read Full Article

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education with The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental

Jill Wright - Data Manager of the Year - Read Full Article

Jill Wright of Ephesus Elementary has been named Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Data Manager of the Year. Jill started as Ephesus Elementary School’s Data Manager just before the start of the 2013-2014 school year. With the switch from NCWISE to PowerSchool, Jill was quick to take advantage of the self-directed training, and was inquisitive. She used both state and district resources, along