Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools School District

750 S Merritt Mill Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2878
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public middle schools serving 2,879 students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
20 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
11,563 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
914 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#41 out of 325 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
69%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
70%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
78%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.69
0.70
# American Indian Students
11 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,525 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
13%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,075 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
19%
# Black Students
1,338 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
12%
26%
# White Students
5,762 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
50%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
851 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
157
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
665
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
751
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
802
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
812
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
788
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
894
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
913
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
908
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
977
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,040
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,009
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
925
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
922
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,784 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,685 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$171 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$193 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,784
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,685
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Smith Middle School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9201 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 918-2145
Grades: 6-8
| 716 students
Rank: #22.
Phillips Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
606 N Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-2188
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
Rank: #33.
Mcdougle Middle School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 Old Fayetteville Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 933-1556
Grades: 6-8
| 753 students
Rank: #44.
Culbreth Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
225 Culbreth Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 929-7161
Grades: 6-8
| 664 students
Rank: #55.
Phoenix High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
750 S Merritt Mill Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 918-2300
Grades: 8-12
| 81 students
Rank: n/an/a
Unc Hospital School
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-5009
Grades: PK-13
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 20 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 11,563 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : 95% (Top 10% in NC)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 69% (Top 20%)
  • : 70% (Top 20%)
  • : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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