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Schools in Chapel Hill : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 13, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
When it comes to middle schools there are very few that score well here in Durham You're indicating that you're in Chapel Hill and asking about Chapel Hill schools, but Githens is in Durham. Typically this middle school feeds into Jordan HS which is one of the best in Durham.

For school information the best site for hard data is
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
tcflamingo answered:
Governor's Village is in Chatham County so they would not be in the Chapel Hill schools but Chatham County ones. The closest to GV is Northwood High at present.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
smachiela answered:
Have you looked into Lee Scholars? Opening in August of 2013 this new, no-cost public charter school will begin with grades K-5, growing by one grade per year until it reaches Grade Eight. Lee Scholars will prepare your child for college and beyond both through its high academic standards and moral focus program. Open to all Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents, you can learn more at or attend our upcoming Enrollment Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:00 or 7:00 pm. Meetings will be held at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill (across from Whole Foods). ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
And your question is? More information written in an articulate manner is required.
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Julia Teasley answered:
I would contact Carolina Realty of Chapel Hill (919.967.6408) or They are property managers with over 30 years of experience and can guide you on how to find a rental property in the district most desirable for you. They will also provide you with information about all of the other rentals with the other property managers so you will an overall picture of what is available and when. ... more
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Debbie McCormick answered:
Hello, William,

As mentioned above, it is a very short distance from downtown Chapel Hill, the UNC campus and the UNC Hospital.

Directions: 15-501 S from Chapel Hill, Left on Mt Carmel Church Road, Right on Old Lystra,
Left on Shady Nook Ct. diagonally across from Zapata on R, lot at end of cul de sac

It is in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools System.

The elementary school is "Mary Scroggs".
The middle school is "Grey Culbreth"
The high school is "Carrboro High School".

I hope this helps,
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Laura Silvestri answered:
We have 3 fantastic High Schools in Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill High; East Chapel Hill High; and Carrboro High. My Son went to East and had a great experience as well as getting into his first choice college. Chapel HIll is a great community to raise a family and the neighborhoods in the East district are diverse and more than accommodating to any family's needs. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Laura Silvestri
Silvestri Properties
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:

Your questions doesn't contain a link or reference to the property you're wondering about. I'm in my office, feel free to call me 919-967-6363 and I'd be happy to answer your question and if you want to schedule an appointment we'lll do it. ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Glenn Sumner answered:
No, it is in the Orange County school district. Very good schools, in fact. Grady Brown Elementary, Standford Jr High and Cedar Ridge High School.

May I help with any other questions?

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Tue Feb 14, 2012
Vivian Olkin answered:
One of the important things to know about the Chapel Hill Carrboro School System CHCSS is that school assignment is generally based on neighborhood proximity to the school AND socio-economic diversity based on free and reduced lunch. Every time a new school is built, people are redistricted. If you are absolutely set on certain schools, then definitely live close to the schools so that it is not an issue should another school be built. No new schools are expected for several years.

As a generalization, almost all the schools are fairly equivalent. There are die hard parent advocates at each school. The differences become more evident at the high school level. As you already know, the biggest effect you an have on your kids is to spend time reading to and with them, discussing books, etc. What you do at home has an effect.

This is a fabulous area to raise a family. Our kids loved living here.
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Wed Jan 25, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
There are programs for children with Autism within the Chapel Hill school district and through UNC hospital as well. It's one of the benefits of living in an educated and liberal area with a stronger than average local economy.

To find out more about the programs available through the school system I would check out this link:

If you have any ther questions about the area in general or the home buying process here in North Carolina (it's different from NY which I'm also familair with) feel free to contact me through my profile here on Trulia, I'd be happy to speak with you.
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Kevin Cohan answered:
Happy New Year!

Zipcodes don't apply here for districting.

Here's a reference map that will show you the districts for the high schools and the other levels depending on what you select from choices across the top of the page.

Let me know if you need some help finding a home, I'd be very happy to do so.
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Sat Jun 5, 2010
Deborah Miller answered:
Hello Jeff

Here is a link to Orange County NC Public Schools Website for additional information.

Here is the link for Orange County NC District for those new to the public schools for information regarding registration and other helpful information.

Durham is just 8 miles from Orange County this article addresses North Carolina Drop Out Rates for Orange and Durham and neighboring counties.

This last article is most current March 2010 and addresses drop out decrease among other high school related issues and statistics.

If I can provide additional information do not hesitate to contact me.

Deborah Rigsbee Miller, EcoBroker, Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston
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