Perry W Harrison Elementary School

Perry W Harrison Elementary School serves 567 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority 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 567 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 567 students
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Total Students (1998-2013)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Total Teachers (1998-2013)
Students by Grade Perry W Harrison Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1998-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Asian Students (1998-2013)
Hispanic
13%
14%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Black Students (1998-2013)
Black
6%
27%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Black Students (1998-2013)
White
74%
52%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School White Students (1998-2013)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Perry W Harrison Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.43 0.45
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Diversity Score (1998-2013)
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.
21%
47%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2013)
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.
1%
7%
Perry W Harrison Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,332 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,907 is higher than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 37% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,679 is higher than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 42% over four years.
School District Name Chatham County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
1
Number of Students Managed 8,332 1,330
Chatham County s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $19 MM
Chatham County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $90 MM $18 MM
Chatham County s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,907 $11,105
Chatham County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,679 $10,880
Chatham County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Woods Charter (2.5 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chapel HillWoods Charter
    Charter School
    160 Woodland Grove Ln
    Chapel HillNC 27516
    (919)960-8353
    Charter School

    2.5 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 504 students                      
  • Chapel HillMargaret B. Pollard Middle School
    185 Granite Mill Blvd
    Chapel HillNC 27516
    (919)969-0070
    2.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 557 students                      
  • PittsboroNorthwood High School
    310 Northwood High School Rd
    PittsboroNC 27312
    (919)542-4181
    3.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1088 students                      
  • PittsboroHorton Middle School
    79 Horton Rd
    PittsboroNC 27312
    (919)542-2303
    6.7 mi | Gr. 5-8 | 409 students                      
  • Chapel HillNorth Chatham Elementary School
    3380 Lystra Rd
    Chapel HillNC 27517
    (919)967-3094
    6.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 587 students                      

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

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Although there are some drawbacks, co-teaching is an effective way to help special education students succeed in mainstream classrooms.
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!