E K Powe Elementary School

913 9th Street
Durham, NC 27705
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
E K Powe Elementary School serves 488 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
E K Powe Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

E K Powe Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

E K Powe Elementary School's student population of 488 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students488 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

E K Powe Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of E K Powe Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1223 out of 2561 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
25%
18%
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Black
28%
25%
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White
41%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.700.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDurham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to E K Powe Elementary School is Dps Hospital School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Carter Community Charter (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Durham Carter Community Charter Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 256 students
    0.5 miles
    1955 West Cornwallis Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919) 797-2340
    0.5 K-8 256
  • Durham George Watts Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 409 students
    0.7 miles
    700 Watts Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919) 560-3947
    0.7 PK-5 409
  • Durham Dps Hospital School
    Grades: PK-12 | 17 students
    1.0 miles
    Dumc Room 3605
    Durham, NC 27710
    (919) 684-5684
    1 PK-12 17
  • Durham Durham School Of The Arts Magnet School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-12 | 1,751 student
    1.1 miles
    401 North Duke Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919) 560-3926
    1.1 6-12 1,751
  • Durham Brogden Middle School Math: 19% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 533 students
    1.2 miles
    1001 Leon Street
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919) 560-3906
    1.2 6-8 533

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