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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 69 public schools in Durham County, NC, serving 44,259 students.
  • Durham County, NC public school have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Durham County have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
  • The top ranked public school in Durham County, NC are J D Clement Early College High School, Mangum Elementary School and Rashkis Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the North Carolina public school average of 16:1.

Top Durham County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Ascend Leadership Academy: Lee County Charter School
    315 Rondelay Drive
    Durham, NC 27703
    (919)522-5476

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Bethesda Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2009 S Miami Boulevard
    Durham, NC 27703
    (919)560-3904

    Grades: PK-5 | 648 students
  • Brogden Middle School Math: 19% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1001 Leon Street
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)560-3906

    Grades: 6-8 | 533 students
  • Burton Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1500 Mathison Avenue
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)560-3908

    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
  • C C Spaulding Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1531 S Roxboro Road
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3974

    Grades: PK-5 | 263 students
  • C E Jordan High School Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    6806 Garrett Road
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3912

    Grades: 9-12 | 1979 students
  • Carter Community Charter Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1955 West Cornwallis Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)797-2340

    Grades: K-8 | 256 students
  • Central Park School For Child Charter School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 30%
    724 Foster Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)682-1200

    Grades: K-8 | 594 students
  • City Of Medicine Academy Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank: Top 20%
    301 Crutchfield Road
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)560-2001

    Grades: 9-12 | 342 students
  • Club Boulevard Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 43% | Reading: 37%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    400 W Club Boulevard
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)560-3918

    Grades: K-5 | 489 students
  • Creekside Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5321 Ephesus Church Road
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3919

    Grades: K-5 | 891 students
  • Dps Hospital School
    Dumc Room 3605
    Durham, NC 27710
    (919)684-5684

    Grades: PK-12 | 17 students
  • Durham School Of The Arts Magnet School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
    Rank: Top 20%
    401 North Duke Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)560-3926

    Grades: 6-12 | 1751 students
  • Durham's Performance Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    401 North Driver Street
    Durham, NC 27703
    (919)560-9190

    Grades: 9-12 | 173 students
  • E K Powe Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    913 9th Street
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)560-3963

    Grades: PK-5 | 488 students
  • Easley Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 54%
    Rank: Top 30%
    302 Lebanon Circle
    Durham, NC 27712
    (919)560-3913

    Grades: K-5 | 545 students
  • Eastway Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    610 North Alston Avenue
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)560-3910

    Grades: PK-5 | 541 students
  • Eno Valley Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    117 Milton Road
    Durham, NC 27712
    (919)560-3915

    Grades: PK-5 | 485 students
  • Excelsior Classical Academy Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4100 N Roxboro Street
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)213-8585

    Grades: K-6 | 478 students
  • Fayetteville Street Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2905 Fayetteville Street
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3944

    Grades: PK-5 | 282 students
  • Forest View Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 49%
    Rank: Top 50%
    3007 Mount Sinai Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)560-3932

    Grades: K-5 | 762 students
  • George L Carrington Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    227 Milton Road
    Durham, NC 27712
    (919)560-3916

    Grades: 6-8 | 860 students
  • George Watts Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 30%
    700 Watts Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)560-3947

    Grades: PK-5 | 409 students
  • Glenn Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 17%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2415 E Geer Street
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)560-3920

    Grades: K-5 | 660 students
  • Global Scholars Academy Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    311 Dowd St
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)682-5903

    Grades: K-8 | 214 students
  • Healthy Start Academy Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    807 West Chapel Hill Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)956-5599

    Grades: K-8 | 372 students
  • Hillandale Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2730 Hillandale Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)560-3924

    Grades: PK-5 | 643 students
  • Hillside High School Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3727 Fayetteville St
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3925

    Grades: 9-12 | 1370 students
  • Hillside New Technical High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3727 Fayetteville St
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-9183

    Grades: 9-12 | 337 students
  • Holt Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4019 Holt School Road
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)560-3928

    Grades: PK-5 | 704 students
  • Holton Career And Resource Center Vocational School
    401 North Driver St
    Durham, NC 27703
    (919)560-2219

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Hope Valley Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3005 Dixon Road
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3980

    Grades: K-5 | 640 students
  • J D Clement Early College High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank: Top 5%
    1801 Fayetteville Street, Nccu
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-2696

    Grades: 9-12 | 370 students
  • James E Shepard Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2401 Dakota Street
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)560-3938

    Grades: 6-8 | 466 students
  • Kestrel Heights School Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4700 S Alston Ave
    Durham, NC 27713
    (919)484-1300

    Grades: K-8 | 1008 students
  • Show 34 more public schools in Durham County, NC (out of 69 total schools)
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