Chatham County Schools

Collectively Creating Success

Chatham County News


  • Boy working at desk Chatham County School District faculty and staff welcomed 8279 students on Monday, August 24, 2015. As staff from central services toured schools throughout the county they saw shiny classrooms, stuffed backpacks, nervous faces, excited teachers, and hopeful hearts all around. Stay tuned throughout the week for more updates on this exciting time in the life of Chatham County Schools!

    Comments (-1)
  • Bullying The Bullying Prevention Task Force and Chatham County Schools are working together to provide support for schools, students and parents in an effort to stop bullying. Providing an avenue to report bullying and supporting students who have faced incidents of bullying are two ways we are addressing the issue. Each school has an anonymous bullying reporting form on their web pages located in dropdowns labeled students and families. You can also contact the school counselor or principal to report bullying. The Bullying Prevention Task Force and school counselors have lead the implementation of the “Safe Zone Program”. Chatham County teachers are given the opportunity to volunteer and receive training in how to help students with issues of bullying. Their classrooms are identified to students as a “Safe Zone” through a sign displayed on their door.

    The Bullying Prevention Task Force would like to invite you to join us. We will be meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:15 at Central Services South located on the Horton Middle School campus. You can contact Tracy Fowler, Executive Director of Student Services and Support Programs at or 919-542-6400 if you have any questions about the Bullying Prevention Task Force. 

    Comments (-1)
  • Chatham News & Record Driver's Education Fee Story Correction
    It was reported in this week's Chatham News and Record that students would be charged a fee of $65 for the Driver's Education course beginning in October. That is incorrect. The decision to charge a fee was rescinded by the Board of Education on June 1, 2015. Students will NOT be charged a fee for Driver's Education at this time.
    Comments (-1)
  • School Open House Dates
    Thursday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Chatham Central
    Thursday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Chatham Middle
    Wednesday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Horton Middle
    Thursday, August 20-
    5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: 5th & 6th Graders will meet in the Multipurpose Room prior to going to homerooms
    6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.: 7th & 8th Graders will meet in Multipurpose Room prior to going to homerooms

    J.S. Waters
    Thursday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Margaret B. Pollard Middle
    Thursday, August 20, 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

    Thursday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    North Chatham
    Thursday, August 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Rising Freshmen Orientation is on Tuesday, August 18th from 8 a.m. -12:00 noon.
    Upperclassmen Orientation (grades 10-12) is held on Thursday, August 13,1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    "Parent Night" is slated for Monday, September 14, 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. (Parents follow their student's schedule).

    Perry Harrison
    Thursday, August 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Pittsboro Elementary
    Thursday, August 20, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    SAGE Academy
    Thursday, August 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Siler City Elementary
    Kindergarten:  Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. 
    Grades 1-5: Thursday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Silk Hope
    Thursday, August 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Virginia Cross
    Thursday, August 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Comments (-1)
  • Tech Camp for Teachers.
    Contact Freda Hicks at Perry Harrison Elementary for more information. 
    Comments (-1)
  • CCS Receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2014

    The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Chatham County Board of Education its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability.

    The district was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2014.

     Sponsored by VALIC, the Certificate of Excellence (COE) award confirms the school business office’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency.  Recognition through the COE program can help strengthen a district’s presentation for bond issuance statements and promotes a high level of financial reporting.

    VALIC, a long-time supporter of school business, is committed to the K–12 marketplace. VALIC was the first company to enroll a K–12 public school district in a 403(b) plan. For more than half a century, VALIC has served as a leading retirement plan provider for K–12 schools and school districts, as well as for higher education, healthcare, government, and other not-for-profit institutions. As of June 30, 2014, VALIC has more than $88 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 24,000 groups serving nearly 2 million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company. For more information on VALIC, please visit 

    ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.

    For more information about the COE award, visit

    Comments (-1)
  • School Supply Drive flyer  
    Comments (-1)
  • Please note that the school day will be starting earlier this year for our K-8 students! The school day will begin at 7:55 AM and will end at 2:55 PM.
    Comments (-1)
  • School Lunch Price for 2015-2016
    Each year the USDA requires School Food Authorities to complete a Paid Lunch Equity Tool to ensure the schools are charging students for paid meals at a price that is, on average, equal to the difference between free meal reimbursement and paid meal reimbursement.
    Meal Prices for the 2015-2016 School Year
    Breakfast -   $1.00
    Lunch -        $2.65
    Milk -           $0.40
    General Information
    Child Nutrition Services proudly produces and serves tasty, nutritionally-balanced meals to the students of Chatham County.  Our breakfast and lunch menus are made up of low-fat protein choices which are never fried, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and low-fat milk.  We invite all students and parents to join us for lunch and/or breakfast to see how school meals have evolved!  It’s not your mother’s mystery meat.
    Comments (-1)
  • Welcome to the new website for Chatham County Schools! Some pages are currently under construction. Check back with us regularly to see updates!
    Comments (-1)