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Hillsborough Elementary...Then and Now

In 1938, Hillsborough High School for Negroes was built. In 1950, the school became Central High School and housed grades 1-12.  Central High School was a school for black students during segregation.  In 1996, the school became Hillsborough Elementary School, a year-round school for students in grades K-5. Olivia Ward, a fifth grade student (2013), interviewed Thomas Watson, President of the Central-Orange Alumni Association, and Watson shared his memories of Central High School.  The video highlights the important role that our school has played in our community.

More About Our Rich Heritage

Read Hillsborough Elementary’s Strong Foundation | A Look Back at the History of Our School Building— By Breah Woolson


Hillsborough Elementary
402 North Nash Street Hillsborough, NC 27278 
Phone: 919.732.6137
Fax: 919.732.7791
Christine Kreider, Principal
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