East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC - Niche

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East Chapel Hill High School is a public school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It has 1,409 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 71% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 145 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

500 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 969-2482

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 145 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The Theatre Program at this school is very good the only problem is that it does not get as much attention as it should.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I am currently a senior at this school and I can say with experience this school is not great. The only real good things about it are the theatre program and the teachers at the school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are the best part of the school. The administration in comparison is very lacking.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: The amount of classes offered at this school and the rigorous schedule put in place for homework assignments are wonderful, because each student walks away from the school having learned quite a bit; however, the pressure for students to succeed and get straight A's is extremely stressful and can cause some unnecessary heartache.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Health & Safety: East Chapel Hill High School's safety policies are amazing. There are regular contraband and drug dog sweeps, every student is required to have a student ID in order to access the building, and we regularly are required to practice lockdown and fire drill procedures. Bullying programs are not the most stressed upon, but only because bullying is considered unacceptable and therefore doesn't happen.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Chapel Hill High School 3 mi. 1,412
3.00 Jordan High School 4 mi. 1,775
4.00 Carrboro High School 6 mi. 895
1.66 Hillside High School 7 mi. 1,236
3.66 Durham School of the Arts 7 mi. 1,564

Around East Chapel Hill High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

East Chapel Hill High School United States Carrboro High School Chapel Hill High School Durham School of the Arts Hillside High School Jordan High School
White 52.0% 51.0% 57.0% 53.0% 34.0% 2.0% 32.0%
Asian 18.0% 4.8% 9.0% 12.0% 3.0% 0% 5.0%
Hispanic 11.0% 25.0% 12.0% 13.0% 18.0% 11.0% 19.0%
African American 10.0% 15.0% 10.0% 11.0% 38.0% 83.0% 38.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 9.0% 7.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.2%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 25.4%
Grade 12 22.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% A diverse crowd
  • 27% Academically intense classes
  • 15% Involved teachers
  • 12% Amount of classes available
  • 4% Given a lot of freedom
  • 4% A diverse, healthy lunch

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 38% Extremely stressful environment
  • 19% The Bathrooms
  • 12% Over-competitive environment
  • 12% The prevalent drug scene
  • 6% Strict teachers.
  • 6% Bureaucratic administration
  • 6% Excessive work

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Very academically advanced and competitive
  • 20% Many teachers refer to East as a campus
  • 20% Everyone is very stressed out
  • 13% You are given a lot of freedom

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 71% Academically focused
  • 29% Enormous, diverse, and accepting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% Try not to get too stressed out
  • 25% The culturally diverse crowd will accept you
  • 17% Immerse yourself in clubs that you love
  • 8% Don't fall behind your freshman year

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.