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Hillside High School (Magnet)


Principal: Dr. William Logan
Address: 3727 Fayetteville Street Durham NC 27707
Phone : 919-560-3925
Hours of Operation : 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Enrollment : 1248
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Our mission is to create a participatory, interactive, educational community to meet the developmental needs -- academic, physical, emotional, social, economic, and moral -- of high school students.


Hillside provides a comprehensive instructional program to meet the demands of its students. The school offers a wide range of Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Science department maintains an active relationship with several Research Triangle facilities. The school is also the site for a specialized Business and Finance Academy. Students may study electronics, food service, cosmetology, and child care through the Workforce Development courses, as well as traditional business classes. Highly specialized or advanced courses which may not be available to most high school students are taught electronically through the Distance Learning Lab and the Virtual High School. The Arts Department enjoys a fine reputation, and Hillside students have performed nationally and internationally. For the most part, classes at the school follow the traditional six-period daily schedule, although a few specialized classes are on a block schedule.

Services for Academically/Intellectually Gifted Students

Academically/Intellectually Gifted students are served by having them enroll in Honors classes and Advanced Placement course or by their acceptance into the International Baccalaureate Program.

Community Involvement

The following businesses, programs, and community groups provide assistance by donating their time, expertise, materials, and financial resources:

  • IBM
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Duke University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill


State ABC Rating :

  • 2010-11: Did Not Meet Expected Growth. Priority School (53.8%)
  • 2009-10: Did Not Meet Expected Growth. Priority School (55.4%)
  • 2008-09: Expected Growth Met, Priority School (45%)

End-of-Grade/End-of-Course Test Scores

School Scorecard

NC School Report Card


From I-40:

Take exit 276, Fayetteville Road. Turn north onto Fayetteville and travel approximately 3 to 4 miles to the fifth traffic light. Hillside is located on the right.

From I-85:

Exit Gregson Street. Travel south on Gregson to Hwy. 147 South. From 147 South, take the Fayetteville Street exit. Turn right onto Fayetteville Street. Hillside will be approximately 4 miles on your left.

Link to Google Maps

Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan