Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, North Carolina

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Chapel Hill, NC
CHCCS logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Tom Forcella
Enrollment:12,107 students
Graduation rate:92.6%
Number of schools:21
Budget: $134 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:7
Term length:4
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is a school district in North Carolina.It is one of the largest school districts in North Carolina, serving 12,107 students in 21 schools.[1]

About the district


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is located in Orange County, Pennsylvania
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools covers the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro in southeastern Orange County. Orange County has population of 137,941.[2]


The county outperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (90.1%) is higher than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Orange County (54.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Orange County is $56,055 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Orange County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 77.4 71.9
Black or African American 12.2 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 7.3 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 8.2 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 70.4 28.2
2008 72.0 27.0
2004 66.9 32.4
2000 62.7 36.3

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[4]


Dr. Thomas A. Forcella became the superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools on July 1, 2011. Dr. Forcella served as the superintendent of Cape Elizabeth Schools in Maine and as the superintendent of Guilford Public Schools in Connecticut before joining Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Forcella holds a B.S. degree in physical education, an M.S. degree in special education and a 6th year degree in curriculum and instruction, each from Central Connecticut State University. He holds a doctorate in educational management from the University of Bridgeport.[5]

School board

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms. The current members are:[6]

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Member District Term Ends
Michelle Brownstein At-large 2017
Jamezetta Bedford At-large 2015
James Barrett At-large 2017
Mia Day Burroughs At-large 2015
Mike Kelley At-large 2015
Andrew Davidson At-large 2017
Annetta Stokes Streater At-large 2015

School board elections

See also: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools elections (2013)

Members of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools board of education are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Four are up for election in November 2015 and three are up for election in November 2017.


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools published its annual budget on their district website.[7][8]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $105,498,842 75.1% $10,446,713 7.4% $11,654,082 8.3% $675 0% $12,794,319 9.1% $140,394,631
2014-2015 $95,089,770 70.9% $14,447,885 10.8% $20,240,187 15.1% $0 0% $4,262,069 3.2% $134,039,911
Averages: $100,294,306 73% $12,447,299 9% $15,947,134.5 12% $337.5 0% $8,528,194 6% $137,217,271

Teacher salaries

Teachers' salaries in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are based on the North Carolina Teacher's salary schedule. Other employee schedules are developed in accordance with NC Department of Public Instruction's salary ranges. Licensure, degrees, and experience determine placement on the schedule. The district offers local supplements for Certified and Classified employees based on years of service. New teachers to the district can receive credit for up to 10 years of previous experience.[9]

Salary structure
Level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 30,800 53,180
B.A. + NBPTS 34,500 59,560
MA 33,880 58,500
MA + NBPTS 37,950 65,520

Schools in Chapel Hill-Carrboro


Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District serves 12,107 students in 21 schools.

Total enrollment[10]
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2011-2012 12,057
2012-2013 12,107 +.004

District schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District operates 21 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Carrboro Elementary
Carrboro High
Chapel Hill High
Culbreth Middle School
East Chapel Hill High
Ephesus Elementary
Estes Hills Elementary
Frank Porter Graham Elementary
Glenwood Elementary
Mary Scroggs Elementary School
McDougle Elementary
McDougle Middle School
Middle College High
Morris Grove Elementary
Northside Elementary
Phoenix Academy High
Phillips Middle School
Rashkis Elementary
Seawell Elementary
Smith Middle School
UNC Hospital School

Academic performance

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools has higher SAT and ACT averages than North Carolina overall. In 2012, the district average for 1600 and 2400 SAT raw scores were 1194 and 1766 respectively while the state averages were 997 and 1469.[12] The district mean for the ACT was 23.8 while the state mean was 18.2[13]

Adequate Yearly Progress

Academic performance for the district is available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports are measurements defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. Five out 19 schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district met the AYP in North Carolina from 2010-2011.[14]

Contact information

CHCCS logo.jpg
750 S Merritt Mill Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-967-8211 (emergency line x28317)
Fax: 919-933-4560

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