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Jordan High School


Principal: Jerome Leathers
Address: 6806 Garrett Road Durham NC 27707
Phone : 919-560-3912
Hours of Operation : 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Enrollment : 1818
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The mission of Jordan High School is to provide students with the opportunity to explore a body of knowledge, to develop academic, physical, and social skills, and to practice thinking and decision-making processes in an open and orderly environment.


Charles E. Jordan High School is a diverse school rich in traditions of academic and extra-curricular excellence. Jordan students are encouraged to seek excellence, and teachers utilize a variety of teaching techniques to address a variety of learning styles. Another important aspect of the academic program is the availablity of a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses. Jordan students can choose from more than 17 AP courses.

The school features career pathways in Agriscience/Biotechnology and Commercial and Artistic Production. Other components of the Jordan community that have won national and state awards include the marching band, show choir, DECA (marketing and business), FFA, FBLA, the foreign language program, and the school newspaper.

Athletics has always played a vital part in the Jordan community. Students can choose from men's and women's teams in more than 14 varsity and junior varsity sports. Jordan has received awards for overall excellence in high school athletics, and in past years the volleyball, women's tennis, and men's swimming, soccer, and golf teams have won state championships.

Services for Academically/Intellectually Gifted Students

At. C.E. Jordan High School, AIG students are served primarily through Honors level and Advanced Placement courses in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Music, Art and Foreign Language. The 10th-grade Honors World History and Honors World Literature courses are team taught using an interdisciplinary approach. Foreign language and world literature teachers offer trips abroad each spring to enrich course content. Students are encouraged to participate in opportunities such as Quiz Bowl, math competitions, band competitions, choral competitions, art contests, writing contests, academic clubs, and independent studies for enrichment.

Community Involvement

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

  • Duke Partners for Youth
  • Volunteer Center of Greater Durham
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Durham Sales and Marketing
  • Triangle Educators' Institute
  • North Carolina Central University
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Nortel Networks
  • Duke University
  • The Herald-Sun
  • News & Observer
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • UNC-TV
  • VHS Video Productions
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
  • True Value Hardware
  • Domino's Pizza
  • University Ford
  • Radio Communications Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Elkins Chrysler Plymouth Company
  • Rent-a-Wreck
  • Park Veterinary Hospital


State ABC Rating :

  • 2010-11: Did Not Expected Growth, No Recognition (72.9 %)
  • 2009-10: Expected Growth, HIGH Growth, School of Progress (75.4%)
  • 2008-09: Expected Growth. HIGH-Progress (67.5%)

End-of-Course Test Scores

School Scorecard

NC School Report Card


From I-40:

Take exit 274, Hwy. 751, and Jordan Lake. Proceed North on Hwy. 751. Proceed to second light (Texaco on left, Burger King on right) turn left onto Garrett Road. Jordan is on the left.

From I-85:

From I-85 follow 15-501 to Chapel Hill. Turn left at Garrett Road. Proceed on Garrett Road approximately 3 miles. Jordan is on the right.

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Improvement Plan

Improvement Plan