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William A. Hough
High School
12420 Bailey Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
Courier #: 312
P: 980-344-0514  |  F: 980-343-2215 
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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​Dear William A. Hough High School families,

William A. Hough High School opened on Aug. 25, 2010, to meet the needs of the growing population in northern Mecklenburg County. We serve families in Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville. Our school is named after a former principal of North Mecklenburg High School who was very much loved and respected by the people of this area. Mr. Hough served as principal from September 1955 to July 1974.

Our school mission is "To foster high student achievement through a strong collaborative school culture that maintains high expectations for all members of the school community."

Hough offers students a traditional North Carolina educational program. We offer Standard, Honors and Advanced Placement courses in each of the four core areas: English, math, science and social studies. We currently offer more than 25 AP classes and are an AP Capstone school.  In addition, we offer a variety of elective courses to enrich students’ lives. Among them: a wide variety of Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways that include Project Lead The Way (PLTW) engineering courses, computer science, marketing, business and interior design.  Other popular electives include: Honors Forensic Science, anatomy, creative writing, film and literature, Army ROTC and teacher cadets.

Our performing and fine arts departments are outstanding and have been recognized at the state and national levels. We also have Occupational Course of Study (OCS) and Extension Exceptional Children programs.

For the past four years, we have exceeded growth and earned an A or A+ on the North Carolina state report card. Our graduation rate has remained steady near 95 percent. Last year, our senior class earned more than $13 million in scholarships.

Our students’ average SAT and ACT scores are consistently among the highest in the Charlotte region. Our Advanced Placement (AP) enrollment is high and our AP exam pass rate is one of the highest in CMS. In all, we offer 26 AP courses.

Let me tell you a little bit about me. I graduated from Davidson College with a degree in political science.  I obtained my master’s degree in school administration and my doctorate in urban education from University of North Carolina Charlotte. I am in my 20th year as an educator in CMS. I began my career as a social studies teacher at Vance High School. I have also worked at Mallard Creek High School and Bradley Middle School as an assistant principal and principal.As principal of Hough, I am committed to seeing every student succeed. That means having every student prepared for the next step on the educational journey. In addition to meeting students’ academic needs, we understand the need to address student's social and emotional wellness. All of us at Hough work hard and are committed to making students feel supported and valued. I look forward to working with you and your student. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have issues or concerns:  or 980-344-0514.Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and William A. Hough High. Go, Huskies!

Dr. Laura Rosenbach, principal


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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