• Grade Levels Served: PreK-5
    Calendar: Traditional
    Instructional Day: 7:50-2:50
    47 Certified Staff Members
    23 Classified Staff Members
    1 School Resource Officer


    Recognition and Honors

    • 2013-14 Met Expected Growth
    • 2014-15 Met Expected Growth
    • 2014 North Carolina PBIS Leadership Award, Kiley Brown
    • 2015 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction PBIS Model School
    • 2018-19 Exceeded Academic Growth


    Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary is nestled between beautiful Hillsborough and vastly growing Mebane, North Carolina. Our school is a part of the Orange County School      System. Orange County is the westernmost county in the Research Triangle Park. Orange County Schools is in close proximity to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, as well as several other two-year and four-year institutions, two medical research facilities, over 300 high-tech corporations, and a major airport. Though convenient to larger urban areas, northern Orange County offers its residents a strong economic environment and a high quality of life, while maintaining a small-town atmosphere.

    Who We Are

    Our school has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. During this time segregated school systems operated in our area. The  Efland School was a small building serving students during the 1923-24 school year. In 1951, several smaller African-American schools were combined to create Efland-Cheeks Elementary. The principal was Powell Woodson.

    Today, Efland-Cheeks Global  Elementary is a collaborative learning community for 458 students and their families. Efland-Cheeks is fortunate to have a caring and dedicated staff who work in teams to meet the needs of each child. In order to set up a tour of our school please call (919) 563-5112.