Bethesda Elementary School

Bethesda Elementary School serves 703 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Bethesda Elementary School operates within the Durham Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 703 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 703 students
Bethesda Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Bethesda Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bethesda Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Bethesda Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
Bethesda Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
32%
13%
Bethesda Elementary School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
55%
27%
Bethesda Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
7%
52%
Bethesda Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bethesda Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Bethesda Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.44
Bethesda Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
75%
45%
Bethesda Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
8%
Bethesda Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,700 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Durham Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
4
Number of Students Managed 34,700 1,682
Durham Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $379 MM $19 MM
Durham Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $375 MM $18 MM
Durham Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,519 $11,105
Durham Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,394 $10,880
Durham Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Middle College High School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lowe's Grove Middle School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Research Triangle Charter (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DurhamResearch Triangle Charter
    Charter School
    2418 Ellis Rd
    DurhamNC 27703
    (919)957-7108
    Charter School

    0.7 mi | 692 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • DurhamSpring Valley Elementary School
    2051 North Durham Parkway
    DurhamNC 27703
    (919)560-3960
    1.6 mi | 563 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DurhamOak Grove Elementary School
    3810 Wake Forest Rd
    DurhamNC 27703
    (919)560-3960
    2.9 mi | 546 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DurhamMiddle College High School
    1637 Lawson St
    DurhamNC 27703
    (919)686-3815
    3.2 mi | 103 students | Gr. 11-12                      
  • DurhamR N Harris Elementary School
    1520 Cooper St
    DurhamNC 27703
    (919)560-3967
    3.3 mi | 385 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Durham, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.36, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Durham is Forest View Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.