The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a public, residential high school offering 11th- and 12th-graders a specialized program with a strong emphasis on math, science, and technology, opened in 1980. Credit for its creation is largely given to John Ehle, Terry Sanford, and James B. Hunt. The school is located in Durham. The school currently has an enrollment of 625, evenly divided between male and female students. Westbrook describes the admission policy and programs.