Welcome to East Chapel Hill High School, a state-of-the art NC public school serving students in grades 9-12.

What makes East so unique?

  • We are located in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • Newsweek magazine ranked our school #133 of the top 2000 high schools in the nation in 2014.
  • The Washington Post magazine ranked our school #141 among the nation's 1000 rigorous high schools (4th in the state of North Carolina).
  • We have been recognized as an Honor School of Excellence by the State Department of Public Instruction.
  • Our graduation rate is 96.25%, one of the highest in the state, with a projected 95% of the seniors going onto college.
  • Our students enrolled in AP courses predominantly score level IV's and V's on the rigorous College Board exams.
  • We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Important Announcements

Interested in playing Fall Sports at ECHHS?  
(also please note the change to Girls' Tennis)

Back to School information is now available! Click here for a copy of the letter, containing important information about schedules and parking, that has been sent out by Principal Tully to all students. 

Parking registration for seniors will start Wednesday, August 20, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Underclassmen may begin to register Thursday, August 21, from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Both days will be in the Cafe Commons; first come, first served. For more information and the registration form, click here.

Freshman and New Student Orientation will be Friday, August 22nd, in the auditorium at 9:00 AM. Schedules may be picked up at that time. All students will also receive a copy of their schedule on the first day of school during Advocacy. Please click here for more information on schedule pickups. 

In March our school launched a new digital learning environment by providing eChalk and Google Apps for Education accounts for students. These online tools enable students and teachers in our school to better engage, share, and participate in a collaborative digital learning community. Click here for more information. For a short video on how students will set up their eChalk profile, click here. Any students who need their login information should come to the library. 

Students have received their PowerSchool logins; enabling them to see their grades and attendance online. Parents and guardians are welcome to use these student logins also! Parents and guardians who would like their own unique logins should visit the HomeBase website for more details, including the required application form. The application and some type of ID should be brought to Ms. Hartsfield in the Quad B office. Once this process is complete the parents/guardians can be assigned a login. 

Standardized test scores from last year are in and East achieved all 32 of their 32 goals for the federal No Child Left Behind program. For the North Carolina READY initiative, East met 93.7% of their goals and attained high growth for the fourth year in a row!

Upcoming Events:  Thursday, August 21: Parking registration for underclassmen from 10 - 2 in the Cafe Commons Friday, August 22: Freshman and new student orientation. Schedule pickup at 9:00 am in the auditorium Monday, August 25: 1st day of school for students Monday, September 1: no school for Labor Day holiday Tuesday, September 2: PTSA meeting at 7:00 pm in the library Wednesday, September 17: EC Open house at 5:30 pm in the Slant Room PTSA Open House at 6:30 pm in the Cafe Commons


Upcoming Events: Board of Education Meeting, 9/4 First Day of School, Grades 1-12 on 8/25; PreK on 9/2 PowerSchool Access Currently Down for Parents and Students / PowerSchool no está disponible en este momento para padres de familia y estudiantes

ECHO Student Newspaper

From Pre-K to PK: Soccer Seniors last days on the field - Read Full Article

By Corey Risinger If any team deserves to be hit by waves of nostalgia, itís East Womenís soccer. As each Wildcats sports team bids a final farewell to their senior players, it seems natural for an element of sentimentality, of high school memories to prevail. But for the six soccer seniors- Dylan Bedell, Rose Brown, […]

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By Corey Risinger and Kayla Miron Chapel Hill is an iconic college town. We all know it, and for ten months out of the year, that is what singularly defines the downtown presence. But what happens when the students pack up and head home in their stereotypically college-sized, giant U-Hauls? The city transforms; it becomes […]

A thing called high school: one teenís cult(ish) classic - Read Full Article

By Corey Risinger ďAsk her if she keeps all her kings in the back row.Ē –J.D. Salinger Everyone has their own way of saying goodbye. Thumbing through last yearís sayonaras, Iíve been trying to find mine, to sound adequately reflective and stay as far away from cliches as possible. But I think most of what […]


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