Carrboro High School

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Carrboro High School
Carrboro High School logo.png
Motto Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus
Established 2007
Type Public
Coeducational
President Hattie Ferguson
Principal Lavern Mattocks
Asst. Principal Heather Witherspoon
Location 201 Rock Haven Road,
Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
District CHCCS
Colors Purple, black and white
              
Nickname Jaguars
Mascot Jaguar
Newspaper JagWire
Website www.chccs.k12.nc.us/chs/

All data from school website/handbook.[1]
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Windows at entrance

Coordinates: 35°53′31″N 79°05′07″W / 35.8920°N 79.0853°W / 35.8920; -79.0853

Carrboro High School is a suburban non-charter high school located in Carrboro, North Carolina. It is located close to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carrboro High school is part of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district which contains two other high schools, Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School. When the school was being named, there was some controversy over whether it should be named Carrboro High School or South Chapel Hill High School, as some parents feared that not including the "prestigious" name associated with the other Chapel Hill schools would hurt their children's chances when applying to college. In addition, there was some debate about its name considering that most of Carrboro High's students come from Chapel Hill and not Carrboro. Its first year of operation was 2007-2008 and its principal was Jeff Thomas, a former vice principal from Chapel Hill High School.[1] Kelly Batten was named principal in August 2008.[2]

Academics[edit]

Carrboro High School is similar to Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School in that it offers a high number of AP classes. The school posted the fourth highest average SAT score in the Raleigh Durham area: 1750 with 89.3% of students taking the test.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Carrboro High School is a 2A high school in North Carolina. It offers the same varsity sports as Chapel Hill High School. Carrboro High School has access to a baseball field, a softball field, a track, a gymnasium, and two general practice fields. These two fıelds are used for football and soccer.

Carrboro cross-country won the school's first trophy from its second place finish in the Open race at the Tanglewood Invitational, held in Winston Salem.[4] Carrboro High's women's cross country team won the 2A state championship in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 and the boys cross country team won the state championship in 2010. The women's track & field team won the 2A state championship in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and the women's soccer team won in 2012. Carrboro High School won the Wells Fargo Cup for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years for having the strongest 2A athletic program in the state.

School spirit[edit]

The Carrboro class of 2011 started a now infamous school spirit group called C-Town. This student run group has both male and female representatives that are in charge of coordinating cheers, game day themes, and tailgates. Because CHS was a relatively new school, C-Town is considered the first school unifier. When the school first opened, students were worried that the school sports would not compare to other schools in the district and conference. It is believed that because of the large support of C-Town, more locals have come to games to support the teams. In turn, Carrboro has had an extremely successful athletic program. Students of all grade levels within the high school are encouraged to participate, while the coordinators and current senior class lead C-Town.

Band Program[edit]

Carrboro High is home to a prestigious marching band, the Carrboro High School Jaguar Regiment. In 2011, the Jaguar Regiment finished the season undefeated in its class. While the marching band has fewer than thirty people in it, the Jaguar Regiment managed to net first in its class at the 34th Brick Capitol Classic marching competition in 2013.

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