Chatham County Schools School District

369 West St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Chatham County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public middle schools serving 3,019 students in Chatham County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Chatham County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
21 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
9,005 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
648 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Chatham County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% 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 86% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#91 out of 325 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Chatham County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
59%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chatham County 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.
57%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chatham County 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.
86%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Chatham County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.64
0.70
# American Indian Students
15 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
122 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,862 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
32%
19%
# Black Students
1,002 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
11%
26%
# White Students
4,539 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
51%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
14 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
455 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
181
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
636
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
613
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
643
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
625
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
599
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
615
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
654
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
717
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
739
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
966
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
757
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
680
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
580
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,224 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has declined by 18% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,531 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has declined by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$128 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Chatham County 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 (20-21)
$122 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Chatham County 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 (20-21)
$14,224
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Chatham County 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 (20-21)
$13,531
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Chatham County 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 Chatham County Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
185 Granite Mill Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 969-0070
Grades: 6-8
| 775 students
Rank: #22.
Silk Hope School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7945 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd
Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 742-3911
Grades: K-8
| 293 students
Rank: #33.
Moncure School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 Moncure School Road
Moncure, NC 27559
(919) 542-3725
Grades: K-8
| 210 students
Rank: #44.
J S Waters School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
55 J S Waters School Road
Goldston, NC 27252
(919) 898-2259
Grades: K-8
| 195 students
Rank: #55.
Bennett School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
61 Randolph Street
Bennett, NC 27208
(336) 581-3586
Grades: PK-8
| 307 students
Rank: #66.
Horton Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
79 Horton Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-2303
Grades: 5-8
| 362 students
Rank: #77.
Bonlee School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
152 Bonlee School Road
Bonlee, NC 27213
(919) 837-5316
Grades: K-8
| 311 students
Rank: #88.
Chatham Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2025 South 2nd Avenue Ext
Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 663-2414
Grades: 6-8
| 566 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 21 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 9,005 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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