About Southern

  • Principal: Jerome Leathers
    Address: 800 Clayton Road Durham, NC  27703
    Phone : 919.560.3968
    Hours of Operation : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Enrollment : 1420

    Durham Public Schools, with the support of the New Schools Project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has reinvented the high school experience at Southern School of Energy & Sustainability. The Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet Program at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability offers an innovative, customized, and engaging learning environment for students, while providing a 4-year program of study immersed in STEM studies and learning experiences over 4 smaller academies.

    New SSES Mission Statement
    Through collaborative action, mutual support, and professional development, we at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability provide an excellent education that fosters academic achievement, character development, and critical thinking.  Our students will graduate prepared for enrollment, enlistment, or employment in an ever-changing global society.

    New SSES Vision Statement
    A diploma from Southern School of Energy and Sustainability will indicate that he or she is…

    • Equipped with the necessary skills to embrace the intellectual demands of both college and career.
    • Ready to contribute as a responsible citizen to the global economy and work force.
    • One of sound character, high integrity, and strong critical thinking skills.

    Educate (EEDEE) motto:
    Educate, Engage, and Develop, to Enroll, Enlist, and Employ.