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East Chapel Hill High School

14 reviews
500 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 969-2482

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East Chapel Hill High School
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If you go to East you have to choose to either completely change your personality and not be able to live life normally again or fail and never be happy.
Posted by a parent on 12/30/2014
East is the most challenging public high school in the state. The stress level is unbelievable and most people say they put forth more effort here than they ever had to in college. If you don't take honors and AP classes, then you are looked down upon by peers, teachers and the administration. Very rarely do students take more then 1 standard class a year. It is very uncommon for a student to graduate with less then 5 AP credits. The rigor is unbelievable and most students are up all hours of the nigh doing work. Teachers are excellent and are reachable almost all hours of the day and night. If you aren't willing to put forth the effort of a rigorous college student, then this is not the school for you. As for the social aspect, Chapel Hill is a primarily wealthy town college town. So the preppy attitude is expected. With that the party atmosphere is not small. The school is very safe with 1 police officer, 3 security guards, and a key card system. If you want to put forth the effort, and used to the demanding social and educational atmosphere, then east is a great school for you.
Posted by a student on 10/24/2013
As a parent with a child who graduated in 2007 and a child who is a current senior, I can say this school has dropped significantly in quality. Test scores may be as good as ever but the principal and counselors are terrible. Getting the principal to return a call, let alone set up a face t o face meeting is nearly impossible. The athletic director plays favorites among teams. He let the high profile football (who quit after 2 years) devastate some of the other teams such as wrestling because the football coach bullied the kids into playing ONLY football. My son's counselor doesn't seem to care and gets very defensive when you ask questions. My older son a true relationship with his counselor. She checked in with him. Knew what he was involved in and was a great asset during junior in preparing for college. My current son's counselor will write him a college recommendation without even even knowing him. On a positive note - their are some outstanding dedicated teachers and my son has been lucky enough to have a few of these. The ones that not only share their knowledge but instill passion for curiosity.
Posted by a parent on 10/21/2013
East Chapel Hill High School is nationally recognized in the highest designation as "Honor School of Excellence" with at least 90% of students at or above grade level. The majority of students take the SAT entrance exams and the schools average scores have been nationally recognized for high achievement for decades. Our family moved to so our then elementary age child go eventually go to high school here. He recently graduated And is now in college at the school of his choice. ECHHS is an excellent school with excellent teachers and Guidance Counselors who go the extra mile to get help your child.
Posted by a parent on 8/12/2013
Mostly wonderful teachers, extremely challenging. My son has worked harder at East than I ever had to work during college or graduate school. For him it has been great - he needs the challenge. Stress levels can be high however - it depends on the personality of the student. East has many councilors, all of whom are great resources for the college application process.
Posted by a parent on 6/19/2013

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Chapel Hill schools - East Chapel Hill High School is located at 500 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill NC 27514. East Chapel Hill High School is in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District. East Chapel Hill High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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