• Dr. Jordan Meets Sec. Duncan

    Superintendent Jordan Meets Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education


    (pictured: Dr. Derrick D. Jordan, Leslie Burwell, Dr. Justin Bartholomew)

  • SHS Flag Retirement

    Silk Hope Flag Retirement Ceremony

  • WP and Daily Beast

  • MON Soccer Champs

    Moncure Finishes on Top in Women’s Soccer

  • AVID College Acceptance

  • Poston and Massoth

    Region 5 Principal of the Year: Chris Poston
    Region 5 Teacher of the Year: JoAnna Massoth

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Board Meetings - eBOARDsolutions
Board of Education ScreenshotBoard members, staff, students, and stakeholders can now access board meeting agendas using eBOARDsolutions link located on the district homepage and Board of Education homepage links.
​Chatham County Schools Name Teachers of the Year
Teachers of the Year graphicChatham County Schools have, once again, honored their own. Each school faculty voted on a single teacher who is representative of excellence in the classroom. To be eligible for Teacher of the Year, a teacher must hold a Standard Professional 2 license, be employed full time, and not have served as the Teacher of the Year in the past 3 years, and spend at least 70% of his or her time in direct instruction of school students. Congratulations to these individuals for achieving recognition for their time, talent, and commitment to the students of Chatham County Schools.  
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Chatham Central Athletics Announces Wrestling Camp
Chatham County Schools Dropout Rate Falls to Record Low
Pittsboro, NC -- For the sixth year in a row, Chatham County Schools saw a decline in the dropout rate. In a new report from the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) presented to State Board of Education members at their monthly meeting, the 2013-2014 Consolidated Data Report demonstrated that dropout rates across the state fell to record lows. The state dropout rate for 2013-2014 was 2.28%, with Chatham County Schools coming in even lower at 1.22%. This demonstrates a reduction of over 15% from the previous year. Surrounding district rates were: Lee County Schools 1.96%; Orange County Schools 1.55%; Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 0.34%; Durham County Schools 1.96%; Randolph County Schools 1.19%.
The annual dropout rate identifies the number and percentage of students who drop out during one year’s time. The Strategic Plan for Chatham County Schools states the elimination of any dropout rate as a priority. 
Chatham County Schools Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Chatham County Schools is thrilled to announce eight new recipients of National Board Certification. Teachers undergo a rigorous process of planning, reflection, and assessment in order to achieve certification. The Chatham County School district is proud to have 90 Nationally Board Certified Teachers. Our newest honorees are:

Kimberly Brennan - North Chatham Elementary
Morgan Brewer - Chatham Central High School
Carol (Lynn) Crankshaw - North Chatham Elementary
Elizabeth Deaton - Jordan-Matthews High School
JoAnna Massoth - Chatham Middle School
Heather McCrory - Jordan-Matthews High School
Leann Munoz - Perry Harrison School
Brenton Winston – Moncure School

Chatham County Third Grade Reading Success
Eighty-four (84.7%) percent of Chatham County Schools third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program.  Seventy-nine percent of North Carolina public school third grade students met the standards across the state.
These third graders demonstrated reading proficiency through one of the following state approved options:
  • Passing the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment;
  • Passing the End-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment;
  • Passing the retest of the End-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment; passing the Read to Achieve Alternative Test;
  • Passing an alternative assessment for reading; or
  • Successfully completing the reading portfolio.
Specifically, sixty-two percent (62.9%) of CCS third graders passed on the Beginning-of-Grade or End-of Grade assessments.  Additionally, four percent (4.23%) passed after summer reading camp; seven percent (7.74%) passed on an approved alternate assessment; nine percent (9.78%) were exempt based on an approved NC “Good Cause” exemption.  

Central Carolina Works: Free College Pathways for High School Students
SANFORD — High school students in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties will soon be registering for free college classes for the 2015-2016 year through the Central Carolina Works (CCW) program.

CCW enables high school juniors and seniors to enroll, tuition-free, in college credit courses that also apply toward their high school diploma. By the time they graduate from high school, they could earn a certificate and have a jump-start on their career or college education.

CCW is an educational initiative by a consortium including Central Carolina Community College, education (Chatham County Schools, Harnett County Schools, and Lee County Schools), business, industry, and community leaders.

CCW funds the placement of career and college advisors in each of the public high schools in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. These advisors work one-on-one with students to help them take advantage of the state-funded Career and College Promise (CCP) program.

Interested students should contact their Career and College Advisor for more information and to enroll.
The CCW program has grown in popularity from its beginning, currently enrolling 592 students from the nine public high schools in the area. Of those 592 students, 376 are enrolled in a Career and Technical (CTE) Pathway and 216 are enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway. The current total CCP enrollment is 933 students, which includes Lee Early College, charter, private, and home school students.

New CTE Pathways for Fall 2015 include Accounting, Culinary Arts, Laser and Photonics, Library Information Technology, Nurse Aide (new for Lee and Chatham), and Telecommunications Installation and Maintenance.

“Central Carolina Works was designed and conceived to help the student and their family who may not know what post K-12 education and employment is best suited for their interests and abilities,” says Kirk Bradley, Chairman, President & C.E.O. of Lee-Moore Capital Company, who spearheaded the intensive fund-raising to launch the initiative. “By providing a trained professional to help these students understand both curriculum and workforce outcomes available through CCCC, they can make better choices earlier in their middle and high school years.
Request For Proposal From Driver Education Companies To Provide Driver Education Instruction For Chatham County Schools

This Request for Proposal is for the purpose of obtaining proposals and ultimately entering into a contract to provide Driver Education instruction for the Chatham County Schools, herein after referred to as the District.
The offeror or Driver Education Company will be referred to as the DEC and the contract will be between the DEC and the District. The DEC shall offer assurances that all operations addressed in the RFP will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the District which is to provide appropriately priced, quality Driver Education instruction to the students of the District.

Download this file (PDF) for the complete RFP.