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Principal's Message


Greetings Jaguar Family! 

On behalf of our faculty and students at Overhills High School, I want to welcome you to our website. The area of Harnett County that Overhills High School represents is steeped with a long tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and hard working genuine people. Our school is dedicated to building strong relationships with students while engaging them in rigorous, relevant activities that will give them the skills to prepare them for the 21st century.  We are an outstanding, comprehensive high school seeking to provide the very best educational experience for our students. We offer numerous opportunities for student involvement ranging from clubs, student government, sports, and performing arts.

At Overhills High School, we are committed to excellence, and together--faculty, students, and parents--we can achieve more.  We know that to be excellent, we must also excel in our ability to communicate with our local and broader community. We want to continue to establish trust with our community, improve our efforts to engage all stakeholders in the high school experience, and grow our students to become college and career ready. I hope it becomes clear to you through this site and our interactions with you this school year that in addition to promoting excellence through the academic courses we offer, we strongly believe in developing well-rounded students who, upon graduation, are ready to successfully embark on their own journeys.

We strongly encourage parents and students to review the Harnett County School’s website. There are numerous instructional resources and links that are useful and informative. Parents and students are also encouraged to register for the PowerSchool Portal. This is a way to stay involved and current with grades and attendance data.

Our goal is for all students to find their value and their voice while a student at Overhills High School. The faculty and staff is committed to help each individual student become all they can be so that Overhills High School is all that it can be.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or information needed that is not available on our school website.

Best Wishes,

James S. Matthews, Principal