Inside the Swarm
Hillside High is one of the five comprehensive high schools in the Durham Public Schools system located in Durham, N.C. Established in 1887 as Whitted High School and later named Hillside High in 1943, Hillside has maintained it's rich traditions and history. The current state-of-the-art facility was opened in August 1995. Hillside emphasizes an appreciation for meeting students individual needs and capabilities through a variety of academic offerings. Hillside High is also the only school in the DPS system to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme, Business and Finance Academy, Army JROTC and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) in addition to comprehensive courses that are aligned with the NC Standard Course of Study.
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 a block schedule, although a few specialized classes are on a modified block schedule.
Principal: Dr. William Logan
Address: 3727 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707
Student Services Phone: 919-560-2279
Student Services Fax: 919-560-2278
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.