Truth Underground Trailer


This is a documentary about spoken word in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina. Three poets are featured, Kamaya Truitt Martin, CJ Suitt, and Jeremy Berggren. Kamaya, a Northern High School student, is the only high school student featured in this documentary.

Last Chance Slam Video

Northern High School students Kamaya, Erik,  and Naima competed in this event. Anthony, a Northern alumnus, was the feature artist and danced, also. Kamaya and Erik made the slam team that will go to Brave New Voices in Chicago this August to compete at the international youth poetry festival. Word!

Here is a link to videos of the 2013 Sacrificial Poets Youth Team:

Hello world!

Northern High School’s Profile

A Rich Tradition of Academic, Artistic, and Athletic Excellence!

Address: 117 Tom Wilkinson Rd. Durham, NC 27712

Phone: 919.560.3956          Fax: 919.479.3001

Principal: Matthew Hunt

Enrollment: 1500

School Year Calendar Type: Traditional calendar on 4×4 Block Schedule

Points of Pride

  • 2010 recipient of UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain scholarship – Cecelia Polanco
  • 2010 Seimens National Science Fair Finalist, Cheyenne Stewart
  • 2010 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship-Cheyenne Stewart
  • 2007 recipient of NCSU Park Scholarship – Brian Parham
  • Voted in the top 5% of the nation’s best high schools by Newsweek for 2004-2010
  • 2009 DPS Teacher of the Year – Matthew Hunt
  • 2010 and 2011 DPS Teacher of the Year finalists
  • 13 National Board Certified Teachers
  • First Habitat for Humanity high school chapter in the nation
  • Home of the Polaris yearbook and school newspaper, The Round Table. Both have been nationally recognized
  • 2010 State Champion Boys Cross Country – Blake Williams
  • 2010 State Champion 1600m Boys Track – Blake Williams
  • 2010 State Champions Men’s Doubles Tennis – Pierce Hoover and Robert Jenkins
  • NHS Golf Team – 2009 Regional Title Runners-Up, State Final Four
  • 1993 State Champions in Football
  • State Champions in Track
  • Girls Basketball – Regional Title Champions 2005, Final Four 2006.
  • Word Rivalry Champions 2013
  • Louder Than a Bomb Greensboro, 1st place, Indy Slam and 4th place, Team Slam
  • Two award winning show choirs in National Competitions with Superior ratings:

Knight Sounds & Blues in the Knight.

  • The NHS Concert Band consistently scores Superior ratings at competition concerts.
  • 2010-11 DPS AwardsPreview Changes

    ABCs – Highest Growth (High Schools)

    Clean School Award

    Limited English Proficient Growth

    Most Improved Attendance

    Washington Post Top 7%