Chapel Hill High School (Douglasville, Georgia)
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|Chapel Hill High School|
|4899 Chapel Hill Road
Douglasville, Georgia 30135
|School district||Douglas County School District|
|Teaching staff||107 (as of 2007-08)|
|Enrollment||2,133 (as of 2008-09)|
|Student to teacher ratio||18.0 (as of 2007-08)|
|School colour(s)||Purple and black|
|Website||Chapel Hill High School|
Chapel Hill High School opened for the 1999-2000 school year. It was the fourth high school to open in the Douglas County School District, due to the overcrowding of Alexander, Douglas County, and Lithia Springs High Schools.
Organizations and activities available to Chapel Hill students include a variety of academic, competitive, and service groups, honor societies, a reading group, competitive marching band, supports an Independent Competitive Drumline group, drama, chorus, student government and yearbook. National student organizations offered at Chapel Hill include FCCLA, DECA, FBLA, SkillsUSA, GCSA, HOSA, National Beta Club, National Honors Society (NHS), Key Club, National French Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, Project Manhood, and National Art Honors Society. The school recently added the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NJROTC) as a curricular and extracurricular activity.
Chapel Hill High School's teams are known as the Panthers and compete in the Georgia High School Association AAAA classification, region 5. The school fields teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fast-pitch softball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
State athletic championships titles:
- Boys' cross country: 2006, 2007
- Girls' cross country: 2007
- Boys' track: 2004, 2008
- Fast-pitch softball: 2015
- Football - Justin Deshon
- Cross country/track - Kelly Williams
- Baseball - Alan Adair
- Fast-pitch softball - Mick Harper
The Chapel Hill Fine Arts Department includes the Chapel Hill Marching Panther Band, Chapel Hill Symphonic Band, Chorus, Drama, and Art. Both Chapel Hill bands have won numerous awards and have attended many band festivals and competitions. The band also supports the independent drumline group West Atlanta Rhythm (WAR).
The Chapel Hill Chorus is known throughout the county for their annual Spring Musical, Dessert Theater and Fall Show. Past musicals presented by the chorus include West Side Story (2011)Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2010), Seussical (2009 and 2005), Cats (2008), Annie (2007), and The Wiz (2006).
Chapel Hill High School is known for strong academic performance. CHHS met AYP for the 2007-2008 school year. In 2005, 72% of the student body passed the science section of the GHSGT (Georgia High School Graduation Test), 96% passed the English section, and 95% passed the math section, compared with statewide averages of 68%, 95%, and 92% percent, respectively. Chapel Hill also offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses, the largest amount of any high school in the county, followed closely by Alexander High.
Chapel Hill offers the following Advanced Placement courses:
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History
- AP Psychology
- AP European History
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Microeconomics
- AP Physics B
- AP Chemistry
- AP Biology
- AP U.S. Government & Politics
- AP Art History
- AP Statistics
- AP French Language
- AP Spanish Language
- AP English Language & Composition
- AP English Literature & Composition