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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%

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