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Our School

  • The ONLY year-round elementary school in the Orange County School District

  • The only 100% school of choice in Orange County School District

    • ALL HES families apply and make the choice to attend!

    • HES is open for enrollment no matter where you live in Orange County

    • Approximately 435 students in grades K-5

    • 3 National Board Certified teachers and 18 teachers with post-graduate degrees

Mission: Ensuring Student Success by Inspiring Hearts and Minds

Vision: We will foster a culture of mutual respect and understanding, hold high expectations for all of our students, recognize and teach the whole child, inspire joy for learning through authentic and engaging instruction and prepare students to be productive and resourceful leaders in a diverse world.

Values: We believe in:
Honesty with kindness and compassion;
Being responsible for our own actions;
Respecting ourselves, others and property;
And working together as one team;
And always striving to do our best!

Daily Schedule

The first bell rings at 7:35 a.m. Students are tardy after 7:55 a.m. Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.

Our afterschool program ends at 6 p.m.


Transportation is provided for students who live in eligible areas. Families living outside the eligible areas must provide transportation. If you have questions about transportation zones, call the Orange County Transportation Department at (919) 732-2531.

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