Panther Creek High School (North Carolina)
|Panther Creek High School|
|Cary, North Carolina
|Type||Public high school|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|School color(s)||Columbia Blue, Black, and Silver|
|Rival||Green Hope High School|
|Website||Panther Creek High School|
Panther Creek High School (PCHS) is located in Cary, North Carolina in the United States, and is the home of the Catamounts. It is part of the Wake County Public School System and, like other public high schools in the region, is on a 4x4 block schedule. Its mission is to "engage students in opportunities and experiences that will prepare them for future challenges." Panther Creek was established in 2006. Its first graduating class was the Class of 2009, Safwat Abrahim being the first student to ever walk in the history of the school. As of the 2009-2010 school year Panther Creek had an enrollment of 2,239 students.
Rodney "The Creator" Nelson was the principal from 2006 until his retirement in 2014. His most notable accomplishment during his time at Panther Creek was the creation of SMART lunch, a one hour block of lunch time where students can engage in additional enrichment and educational assistance. The current principal is Dr. Camille Hedrick. Assistant principals include Jonathan Chang, Drew Mabe, Benjamin Olin, Eric Rosen, and Susan Taylor.
The school posted the 9th highest average SAT score for 2012 in the Raleigh Durham area: 1645 with 86.3% of students taking the test.
Panther Creek High School has a number of extracurriculars and clubs. One particular organization that many students are apart of is Future Teachers of America, a program that unite students interested in becoming a teacher or an educator. Another club is DECA, for students interested in business where Panther Creek has the second largest DECA chapter in North Carolina in 2016-2017 school year. This organization was founded in 2012 and currently has 50 members. 
- deBruyn, Jason. "High schools with highest SAT scores in Raleigh-Durham area". Triangle Business Journal.