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Durham Public Schools


Durham Public Schools is located close to the center of North Carolina. Durham Public Schools has 285.98 square miles of land area and 11.89 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Durham Public Schools population is 282,422. Durham Public Schools median household income is $52,038 in 2010-2014. Durham Public Schools median house value is $180,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Durham Public Schools is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (76 out of 104, bottom 27%)
Elementary/Middle School: (103 out of 115, bottom 10%)*
Rank: #102
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:56
Population282,422 (2010-2014), rank #6
Population Growth10.19% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:948.15/sq mi, rank #10
Median Household Income:$52,038 at 2010-2014—4.23% increase since 2005-2009, rank #12
Median House Price:$180,200 at 2010-2014—4.04% increase since 2005-2009, rank #19
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:285.98 sq mi, rank #83
Water Area:11.89 sq mi (3.99%), rank #34
State:North Carolina
County:Durham County
City:Morrisville, Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Gorman, Hillsborough, Bahama, Rougemont
Zip:27560, 27703, 27713, 27517, 27707, 27705, 27709, 27704, 27278, 27503, 27572, 27712, 27701, 27617, 27613
Area:Durham, NC
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Durham Public Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

511 Cleveland St
Durham NC, 27701, Durham County
Phone: 919-560-2000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:33,34933,07933,25632,47932,47032,90032,473
English Language Learner Students:4,6194,4874,4774,5274,5645,1645,207
Total Teachers:2,290.512,261.602,138.362,131.602,209.912,394.402,272.10
Total Other Staff:2,272.662,239.012,178.832,055.602,165.492,299.102,227.60
Instructional Aides:549.63541.12557.41524.79519.90616.60589.70
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:41.3537.6134.4325.3929.48144.00134.80
Total Guidance Counselors:109.88105.5099.6696.6894.86103.7099.90
Elementary Guidance Counselors:44.3742.0044.0041.3037.9541.0039.90
Secondary Guidance Counselors:63.0762.5055.3355.3856.9162.7060.00
Other Guidance Counselors:2.441.000.330.00NANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:55.2049.4049.8350.0051.9056.5052.60
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:34.0033.0031.9232.8835.1932.9035.90
District Administrative Support:164.26154.11148.77135.26156.10160.50152.10
School Administrators:146.36132.50131.7699.53122.29125.40118.50
School Administrative Support:201.87198.88194.08182.47185.98191.00190.50
Student Support Services:304.93343.50294.45287.96307.66178.10174.20
Other Support Services:665.18643.39636.52620.64662.13689.40678.40
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.5614.6315.5515.2414.6913.7414.29


Bethesda ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   2009 South Miami Blvd, Durham NC 27703
Brogden MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   1001 Leon St, Durham NC 27704
Burton ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1500 Mathison Ave, Durham NC 27701
C C Spaulding ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1531 South Roxboro Rd, Durham NC 27707
C E Jordan HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   6806 Garrett Rd, Durham NC 27707
City Of Medicine Academy Grade 9 to Grade 12   301 Crutchfield Rd, Durham NC 27704
Club Boulevard ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   400 West Club Blvd, Durham NC 27704
Creekside ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   5321 Ephesus Church Rd, Durham NC 27707
Dps Hospital School Kindergarten to Grade 12   Dumc Room 3605, Durham NC 27710
Durham School Of The ArtsGrade 6 to Grade 12   401 North Duke St, Durham NC 27701
Durham's Performance Learning Center Grade 8 to Grade 12   401 North Drr St, Durham NC 27703
E K Powe ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   913 9th St, Durham NC 27705
Easley ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   302 Lebanon Circle, Durham NC 27712
Eastway ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   610 North Alston Ave, Durham NC 27701
Eno Valley ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   117 Milton Rd, Durham NC 27712
Fayetteville Street ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   2905 Fayetteville St, Durham NC 27707
Forest View ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   3007 Mount Sinai Rd, Durham NC 27705
George L Carrington MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   227 Milton Rd, Durham NC 27712
George Watts ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   700 Watts St, Durham NC 27701
Glenn ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   2415 East Geer St, Durham NC 27704
Hillandale ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2730 Hillandale Rd, Durham NC 27705
Hillside HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   3727 Fayetteville St, Durham NC 27707
Hillside New Technology High Grade 9 to Grade 12   3727 Fayetteville St, Durham NC 27707
Holt ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4019 Holt School Rd, Durham NC 27704
Holton Career And Resource Center Grade 9 to Grade 12   401 North Drr St, Durham NC 27703
Hope Valley ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   3005 Dixon Rd, Durham NC 27707
J D Clement Early College High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   1801 Fayetteville St, Durham NC 27707
James E Shepard MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   2401 Dakota St, Durham NC 27707
Lakeview School Grade 6 to Grade 12   3507 Dearborn Dr, Durham NC 27704
Lakewood ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2520 Vesson Ave, Durham NC 27707
Lakewood Montessori Middle Grade 6 to Grade 8   2119 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham NC 27707
Little River ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2315 Snow Hill Rd, Durham NC 27712
Lowe's Grove MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   4418 South Alston Ave, Durham NC 27713
Lucas Middle Grade 6 to Grade 8   923 Snow Hill Rd, Durham NC 27704
Mangum ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   9008 Quail Roost Rd, Bahama NC 27503
Merrick-Moore ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2325 Cheek Rd, Durham NC 27704
Middle College Hs @ Dtcc Grade 11 to Grade 12   1637 Lawson St, Durham NC 27703
Morehead MontessoriPrekindergarten to Grade 5   909 Cobb St, Durham NC 27707
Neal MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   201 Baptist Rd, Durham NC 27704
Northern HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   117 Tom Wilkinson Rd, Durham NC 27712
Oak Grove ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3810 Wake Forest Rd, Durham NC 27703
Parkwood ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   5207 Revere Rd, Durham NC 27713
Pearsontown ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4915 Barbee Rd, Durham NC 27713
R N Harris ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1520 Cooper St, Durham NC 27703
Riverside HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   3218 Rose Of Sharon Rd, Durham NC 27712
Rogers-Herr MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   911 Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27707
Sandy Ridge Elementary Prekindergarten to Grade 5   1417 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham NC 27704
Sherwood Githens MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   4800 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham NC 27707
Southern School Of Energy And SustainabiGrade 9 to Grade 12   800 Clayton Rd, Durham NC 27703
Southern School Of Engineering Grade 9 to Grade 12   800 Clayton Rd, Durham NC 27703
Southwest ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2320 Cook Rd, Durham NC 27713
Spring Valley ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2051 Northern Durham Prky, Durham NC 27703
The School For Creative StudiesGrade 6 to Grade 9   5001 Red Mill Rd, Durham NC 27704
W G Pearson ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3501 Fayettville St, Durham NC 27707
Wg Pearson Magnet Middle Grade 8 to Grade 8   600 East Umstead St, Durham NC 27701
Y E Smith ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2410 East Main St, Durham NC 27703

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std66.2%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std51.9%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std52.3%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std46.8%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std59.2%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std62.9%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std67.1%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std23.0%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std63.2%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std50.7%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std45.2%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std49%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std70.8%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std69.5%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std55.8%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std58.2%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std59.7%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std61.2%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std71%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std67.8%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std75.4%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std41.4%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std66.7%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std55.7%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std61.6%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std50.4%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std56.8%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std54.8%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std59.6%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std66.8%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std67.2%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std76.1%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std61.9%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std61.1%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std61.3%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std71.3%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std68.4%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std75.7%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std44.2%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std48.8%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std45.3%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std45.4%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std51.6%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std63.1%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std44.7%69.1%
2007Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std11.1%42.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std32.6%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std38.2%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std51.4%76.4%
2011Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std54.7%76.5%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std85.5%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std78%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std80.7%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std55.4%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std58.4%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std55.7%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std63.8%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std76.1%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std73.7%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std14.6%17.6%
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std27%22.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std37.3%25.1%
2009Mathematics10th Grade% met std42.9%52.1%
2010Mathematics10th Grade% met std45.8%56.6%
2011Mathematics10th Grade% met std57.9%61%
2012Mathematics10th Grade% met std61.9%55.7%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std15.1%18.5%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std80%84.5%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std61.5%56%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std42.9%59.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std70.8%64.7%
2011Reading10th Grade% met std68.4%67.2%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std52.4%63.5%
2012Science10th Grade% met std61.9%58.6%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std48.2%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std48.3%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std64.5%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std62.1%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std62.2%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std56.9%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std56.8%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std61.4%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std60.3%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std68.6%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std71.8%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std72.5%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std77.3%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std34.7%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std75%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std72%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std40.8%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std49.7%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std53.7%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std54.8%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std57.6%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std34.6%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std58.7%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std55.6%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std61.7%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std68.9%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std71.5%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std73.8%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std78.9%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std36.4%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std77.4%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std75.1%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std45.5%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std54.3%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std56.1%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std58.5%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std60.8%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std32.3%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std47.6%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std47.7%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std45.6%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std55.9%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std59.9%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std57.3%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std71.2%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std69.8%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std69.1%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std75%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std38.5%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std81.7%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std83.6%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std41.4%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std59.9%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std58.8%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std57.6%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std61.4%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std30.7%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std25.3%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std48.9%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std60.2%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std59.3%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std67.3%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std35.7%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std47%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std50.9%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std53.5%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std60.4%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std66%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std67.1%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std66.7%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std25.9%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std69.5%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std70.5%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std43.6%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std52.7%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std59.3%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std58.1%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std59%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std37.1%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std49.2%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std49.9%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std52.5%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std64.6%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std62.5%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std67.7%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std70.7%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std22.6%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std79.8%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std77.6%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std35.7%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std51.5%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std48.5%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std52%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std54%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std34.9%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std40%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std41.8%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std43.5%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std50.9%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std48.9%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std50.1%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std62.9%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std68.8%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std71.8%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std77.1%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std24.0%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std80.2%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std80.4%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std40.9%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std49.4%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std53.2%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std53.3%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std57.8%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std31.0%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std43.9%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std54.5%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std59.2%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std60%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std66.4%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std48.4%59.1%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$349,845,000$10,520 $336,905,000$10,373 $429,188,000$13,218 
Total Expenditures:$396,771,000$11,931 $396,980,000$12,223 $355,357,000$10,944 
Total Current Expenditures:$330,654,000$9,943 $302,040,000$9,300 $314,285,000$9,679 
Instructional Expenditures:$204,769,000$6,15761.9%$182,226,000$5,61160.3%$182,635,000$5,62558.1%
Student and Staff Support:$29,133,000$8768.8%$26,045,000$8028.6%$28,802,000$8879.2%
Operations, Food, Other:$59,487,000$1,78918.0%$55,624,000$1,71318.4%$57,911,000$1,78418.4%
Total Capital Outlay:$43,278,000$1,301 $73,738,000$2,270 $18,152,000$559 
Construction:$40,934,000$1,231 $67,403,000$2,075 $15,011,000$462 
Total Other:$4,094,000$123 $3,808,000$117 $3,464,000$107 
Interest on Debt:$16,683,000$502 $15,167,000$467 $17,406,000$536 
Total Salary:$204,004,000$6,134 $194,518,000$5,989 $206,959,000$6,374 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$137,596,000$4,13767.4%$129,164,000$3,97766.4%$134,712,000$4,14965.1%
Other Salary:$66,408,000$1,99732.6%$65,354,000$2,01233.6%$72,247,000$2,22534.9%
Total Benefit:$61,483,000$1,849 $55,160,000$1,698 $51,199,000$1,577 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$41,239,000$1,24067.1%$36,810,000$1,13366.7%$33,999,000$1,04766.4%
Other Benefit:$20,244,000$60932.9%$18,350,000$56533.3%$17,200,000$53033.6%

* Durham Public Schools was rated 1.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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