Amy Doty, Principal
2655 Hamlets Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone (919) 967-9925 Fax (919) 967-5844
Perry Harrison Elementary School Hours:
School starts at 7:55 AM
School ends at 2:55 PM
Students may be dropped off at theMultipurpose Room Entrance at 7:25 AMSummer Hours:7:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday
► School Grade Span: K-5
► Student Enrollment: 274
► Feeder School for: Pollard Middle School and Northwood High School
► PreK Program: Yes
► On-site After School Program: Yes (YMCA)
STEM program features Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. The STEM Fair takes place in the fall where all students participate.
Staff members frequently integrate technology into their teaching units.
A very involved PTSA sponsors multiple school and community projects annually. In the Spring, Mariner Mania, a fun obsticle course for students, is held on our soccer field.
A strong focus on health and wellness is a highlight of Harrison. Club Fit is held once a week for each grade level. Students engage in activities that involve movement, thinking skills, and lots of fun!
Fourth and Fifth Graders can participate in the Perry Harrison School Chorus after completing a short audition process. Students learn proper breathing and vocal technique as well as standard performance practices. Our chorus presents a concert in the Winter and in the Spring. We also perform the National Anthem once a year at the Durham Bulls Baseball Game. Rehearsals are held on Thursday afternoons immediately after school.
Fourth and Fifth Graders can participate in our Elementary Battle of the Books Program. Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournament at the County level to test their knowledge of these books.
Perry W. Harrison School opened in 1996. The school is named for Superintendent Emeritus Perry W. Harrison. He created the artwork located in the main entry area. Harrison retired in November of 1994.