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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Chatham Central High School is an above average, public school located in Bear Creek, NC. It has 386 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
14950 Nc Hwy 902 W
Bear Creek, NC 27207
Telephone
(919) 837-2251
Website

Chatham Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1070
72 responses
Average ACT
22
45 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$49,773
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$538
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Jm vs Central game
    26%
  • Powderpuff football
    26%
  • Pep Rally
    24%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
386
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,997
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,472/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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My favorite thing about Chatham Central High School is the principal, Mr. Stensland. He is chill, and he is someone that you can joke with and feel like you can go to for anything. But, when is gets down to business, he is serious. Sadly, he is retiring on October 19th. Overall, this is a great school. If you like a small populations, we only have around 400 kids. Everyone basically knows everyone. The teachers are great, and it all feels like family. We also have one lunch called Empower Hour. This lunch is split into two 30 minutes halves. During the first half, if you are struggling in a class, you can go to a study session to work with the teacher one-on-one. It really helps in classes you don't really understand. There isn't really much I would change.
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The atmosphere around Chatham Central is the first thing anyone notices when visiting. The feeling of a close community striving to better each and every student is shown in every classroom. One thing I would change is having a bigger class so it is more diverse and everyone can meet new people. Chatham Central has always been a place elementary school, middle school, and even other school students come for football games, basketball games, and even more local activities.
Chatham Central is a very welcoming school. All the teachers are willing to help students succeed. One great thing about Chatham Central is empower hour. This is a time where students can go to study sessions and get help from a teacher in a class they are struggling with. If you don't need a study sessions there are many other activities you can do such as lunch, gym time, and clubs. There is also many after school activities students can be involved with such as clubs and sports. Chatham Central give each kid an opportunity to strive and do great things.