Perry W Harrison Elementary School

2655 Hamlet Chapel Rd,

Pittsboro, NC, 27312-

Tel: (919)967-9925
Grades: PK-5

537 students

Perry W Harrison Elementary School serves 537 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Perry W Harrison Elementary School operates within the Chatham County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 537 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 537 students
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Total Students (1998-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1998-2012)
Students by Grade Perry W Harrison Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1998-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
8%
13%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
9%
27%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Black (1998-2012)
White
74%
52%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School White (1998-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Perry W Harrison Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Perry W Harrison Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.64
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Diversity Score (1998-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
45%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
8%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,094 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Chatham County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
4
Number of Students Managed 8,094 1,593
Chatham County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $19 MM
Chatham County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $90 MM $18 MM
Chatham County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,907 $11,105
Chatham County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,679 $10,880
Chatham County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Woods Charter (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Woods Charter (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Chatham Elementary School (6.9 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chapel Hill Woods Charter
    Charter School
    160 Woodland Grove Ln
    Chapel Hill , NC , 27514
    (919)960-8353
    Charter School
    2.5  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Chapel Hill Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
    185 Granite Mill Blvd
    Chapel Hill , NC , 27516
    (919)969-0070
    2.6  mi  |  525  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Pittsboro Northwood High School
    310 Northwood High School R
    Pittsboro , NC , 27312
    (919)542-4181
    3.7  mi  |  1080  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Pittsboro Horton Middle School
    79 Horton Rd
    Pittsboro , NC , 27312
    (919)542-2303
    6.7  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Chapel Hill North Chatham Elementary School
    3380 Lystra Rd
    Chapel Hill , NC , 27517
    (919)967-3094
    6.9  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.