• NCE Arts Show

    North Chatham Elementary Hosts First Annual Art Means Everything Event

  • HMS Science Olympiad

    Horton Middle School Participates in Science Olympiad

  • NHS Art Awards

    Northwood Artists Receive 2015 Scholastic Art Awards


    Siler City Elementary Holds ESL Family Night

  • NHS EEA Jared Worley

    "Northwood's Jared Worley is big, fast and he stars in both basketball and football. Plus he's smart enough to be recruited by Ivy League schools."

  • State FFA Feature

    Jordan-Matthews Junior Sarah Thomas is the first student selected by the state to be highlighted on the FFA’s Supervised Agriculture Experience website.

  • CCS Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

    Coach Horton  | Coach Scott

  • ERA - Bonnie Kidd

    Pictured: Bonnie Kidd and Superintendent Jordan

  • AVID College Acceptance

  • National Boards - Teachers

    Chatham County Schools Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

  • Poston and Massoth

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

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Superintendent Jordan Elected 2015-2016 President-Elect for NCASCD
Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan was recently elected as the 2015-2016 President-Elect for the North Carolina Association of Curriculum & Development. Currently he is serving on the NCASCD Board of Directors. NCASCD is the state’s most visible association in promoting quality curriculum and instruction that impacts the learning of students K-12. NCASCD is a diverse community of educators who advocate excellence in curriculum, teaching and learning for all learners. A long established, well organized association, NCASCD is the premier organization which cuts across job titles in enlisting all categories of educators in the improvement of educational opportunities for children. The resulting synergy ignites a common goal-the best interest of students everywhere.
BREAKING NEWS: School Performance Grades Released for Chatham County Schools
North Carolina’s first School Performance Grades were released at the State Board of Education meeting today. According to the release, 65.4 percent of elementary and middle schools across the state earned a grade of C or better. For high schools, which have additional indicators of career and college readiness included in their grade, 88.8 percent earned a grade of C or better. In Chatham County Schools, over 80 percent of the 16 schools eligible for a School Performance Grade received a designation of C or better. 100 percent of Chatham County high schools earned a grade of C or better and 76 percent of middle and elementary schools earned a C or better. SAGE Academy falls under the Alternative Accountability Model. [Press Release]

State Board of Education Report Card Release Information

On February 5, 2015, the State Board of Education will release the annual School Report Cards. School Report Cards have been provided for parents and communities since 2002. Report Card data will be available for each school, for each school district, and for the state’s education system as a whole. For the first time, schools will be assigned a letter grade A­-F to reflect overall student academic achievement and growth in the school. The letter grades are based on student proficiency (80%) and academic growth (20%).   More... (pdf, 111 KB)

Proposed 2015-2016 Student Calendar
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.