Empirical evidence suggests that the K-8 school option is the smarter choice for children

There is a proposal to reorganize the Chatham County Schools to eliminate the five existing K-8 schools so all students in the county would attend an elementary (K-5) school and then a middle (6-8) school. Two K-8 schools, Perry Harrison and North Chatham, became K-5 now that Pollard Middle School has opened. The central responsibility of schools is to effectively educate their students, so it is reasonable to look at the achievement of our schools before making any changes.