• 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 the
      Multipurpose Room Entrance at 7:25 AM 
       
      Summer Hours:
      7:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday

     

    School Grade Span: K-5

    Student Enrollment (as of November 2014): 585

    Feeder School for: Northwood High School

    PreK Program: Yes

    On-site After School Program: Yes (YMCA)

    School Highlights

    21st Century Discovery Lab that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. The STEM Fair takes place in the fall where all students participate and in the spring a cardboard arcade challenge is held where students get the chance to design and build their own arcade game out of cardboard.

    Focus on reading through a Reading Rocks program. This program has been responsible for the increase in the love of reading and technology upgrades throughout the school. Third - Fifth Graders also participate, optionally, in our Elementary Battle of the Books Program and all students may participate in the Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge during Read Across America.

    Staff members frequently integrate technology into their teaching units. iBook carts with laptops for classrooms are available for use in addition to the computer lab. LEGO story starter is a unique program on several computers used for small group writing lessons for students after school in six weeks sessions in the fall.

    A very involved PTSA sponsors multiple school and community projects annually. The spring Run for the Mariners 5K and Fun Run that benefit programs supported by the Perry Harrison PTA, including the completion of a fitness and nature trail at the school.

    A strong focus on health and wellness is a highlight of Harrison. Club Fit helps over 90 students to walk and eat healthy. Students record laps they walk or run during recess that are recognized through the High Mileage Club. A refurbished playground area has contributed to the wellness of all students. Fourth and fifth grade students participate in the Walking Classroom on a weekly basis.

    Campus Information - 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.