Topics: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of two public schools systems in Orange County. The system is run by the CHCCS Board of Education, which is comprised of seven elected officials who hold four-year terms. Under the board is the superintendent. The current superintendent is Tom Forcella.

The district includes 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, a middle college with Durham Technical Community College and a school for children at UNC Hospitals. These schools serve more than 12,000 students across Orange County.

Learn more about the district's Board of Education here

Browse board meeting agendas and videos here

CHCCS to build new pre-K, high school at Lincoln Center location

The Chapel Hill Town Council approved plans for a new pre-K and high school campus on South Merritt Mill Road at the site of the historic Lincoln Center on March 13.


Local businesses, CHCCS plan for ‘A Day Without a Woman’ strike

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Thousands of students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will stay home from class today due to a planned women’s strike in honor of International Women’s Day.


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be closed Wednesday due to national women's strike

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be closed Wednesday because many employees will likely miss work to attend a planned women's demonstration.


Ephesus Elementary kicks off Black History Month celebrations

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Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill will celebrate Black History Month in February by engaging students in an array of activities and projects.


Phoenix Academy pastes student portraits as part of 'Inside Out' project

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On Monday, students from Phoenix Academy High School in Chapel Hill gathered to post 16 poster-sized photos of students on the side of the school building as part of the Inside Out project


East Chapel Hill High student headed for Carnegie Hall

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A student from East Chapel Hill High School has been selected to play the flute at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York for a special performance comprised of the most talented high school musicians from around the world.


Local middle school raises money for pink jerseys and breast cancer awareness

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This October, McDougle Middle School’s football team decided to change up its uniforms to spread breast cancer awareness — the team wore pink jerseys specifically dedicated to the cause.


Town hall commemorates 50 years of school desegregation, discusses work to be done

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When Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools were first desegregated in 1966, Keith Edwards’ dream to one day be a member of the Lincoln High School band was lost.


Grading scale doesn’t add up for North Carolina public schools' performance

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What happens when a school if a school gets a failing grade on their report card?


Food for the Summer delivered over 48,000 meals to students

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools serve roughly 3,000 children and teens, or 25 percent of their student body, on the free and reduced lunch program, as of 2015.


Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School works toward easier start for international teachers

The PTA of Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School, FPGB, is planning to make transitions easier for its international teachers in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. 

Jill Simon, leader of the PTA Council and Advocacy Committee, is spearheading the International Teacher Support Team, which will offer both community and household support for the teachers from the moment they arrive in the United States.


Some NC families struggle to fill the table, food insecurity persists

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For the first time since it opened its doors in 2008, TABLE is out of room for some local children seeking food aid.


Students strive for racial equity in CHCCS district

Kyesha Clark is scared for her younger siblings.

She’s scared that 85 percent of 8th grade male students of color in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district are unable to pass their end-of-grade exams.


Potential school board budget increase would raise teacher salaries

By April 7, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education must decide whether to add $4,465,205 to the school system’s budget for this upcoming year.


Residents discuss racial gap in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

More than one hundred concerned Chapel Hill and Carrboro community members gathered at the United Church of Chapel Hill Saturday to discuss racial equity in public schools.


Apartment proposal raises concerns for nearby school

Ephesus Elementary PTA president Kristen Stewart is concerned about the impact of new apartments on her family’s school district.


CHCCS programs aim to help young Hispanic population

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and a local nonprofit have responded to the growth of North Carolina’s under-18 Hispanic population by expanding language programs.


Carrboro High School raises money for student's non-profit

Today is the last day for Carrboro High School students to donate to their Winter Links fundraiser benefiting nonprofit organization Positive Impact for Kids.


Lunch Angels program expands to other states

Three local businessmen are continuing the philanthropic work they started three years ago, and are in fact expanding to other parts of the United States.


Inclement weather modifies school calendar

With the roads cleared and the ice mostly melted, Chapel Hill and Carrboro schools reopened Wednesday with regularly scheduled hours and activities.