Education and Training

Chatham County Schools   


Chatham County Schools has over 8,300 students in its seventeen schools.  There are over 1,300 employees in Chatham County Schools, approximately 650 of which are teachers and other certified employees like nurses and social workers.  Over ninety of our educators are Nationally Board Certified.
Ninety-one school buses drive over 6,174 miles during the school day transporting almost 3,900 students to and from school. 


Technology has long been a focus in the school district.  Each high school student is issued a laptop computer to use in the classroom and at home for projects and homework assignments.  All school district sites have wireless Internet access and sets of iBooks on classroom carts are in use at all
schools that serve elementary and middle school students. 


The graduating class of 2014 earned over 12 million dollars in grants and scholarships. The district offers such innovative programs as Dual Language, Leader in Me, STEM focus, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). Chatham County Schools provide a world class education in a community atmosphere.


2014 Graduation Rate

Chatham County Schools             85.3%
North Carolina 82.5%


For more information on Chatham County schools and a listing of their schools, please visit their website at



Community College

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is a public two-year college and a member of the NC Community College System. The college is a valuable component of Chatham County and employs administration that is always looking for ways to enhance programs and services so that they can offer their best to the community and their students. Chatham County campuses are located in Pittsboro and Siler City. You can read more about the college by visiting the CCCC website.


The Small Business Center (SBC), located at the Pittsboro campus of CCCC, is a great resource for new and existing businesses.  This center serves as a comprehensive resource center and offers business counseling and coaching, training, special programs, and has a Business Alliances system in place. 


Seminars are offered free of charge by the Small Business Center. For the current list of seminars, please view the Seminar Schedule.



Leadership Chatham Program

Leadership Chatham, a signature program of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, is an innovative program designed to develop informed, skilled and involved community leaders. 


Our leaders greatly influence the success of Chatham County.  Through your hands on experiences  in the Leadership Chatham Program, you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will help you to become one of those influential leaders.  The Leadership Chatham brochure details more information about the program.




Margaret B. Pollard Middle School: The first LEED Gold middle school in the state, located in northeastern Chatham County.Margaret B. Pollard Middle School: The first LEED Gold middle school in the state, located in northeastern Chatham County.










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