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Chatham County plans new high school

Posted January 25, 2010
Updated January 26, 2010

— Plans are in the works to build a new high school in the northeastern Chatham County.

The school is part of several projects on the county Board of Commissioners five-year-Capital Improvement Plan.

“The commissioners feel that we need to move forward with the high school on Jack Bennett Road, even though this school was not recommended by the county manager. Recent school population projections did not take into account development that has already been approved, including Briar Chapel," Commissioner Vice Chair George Lucier said.

The Board of Education must approve the new school.

The 800-student high school would open in 2015.  The  core facilities, such as the media center, cafeteria, and gymnasium would be constructed to accommodate 1,200 students so as growth occurs, the facility can be expanded.

Also in the five-year plan, commissioners plan a new jail, county-owned landfill site study, and to move ahead immediately with the judicial center.


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  • Chatham Adam Jan 26, 2010

    Chatham County soon is going to grow like Johnston Co. did during the '90's and '00's. When 540 loops south and crosses US 64, it will put N.E. Chatham really, really close to the RTP.

  • jprime Jan 26, 2010

    makes sense, I graduated from Northwood High School in Chatham county 7 years ago, and now there are hundreds more students going there than when I attended. Lots of growth in Chatham county.