Durham School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 54 public schools serving 33,520 students in Durham School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Durham School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Durham School District are J D Clement Early College High School, City Of Medicine Academy and Durham School Of The Arts. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Durham School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Durham School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Durham School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
54 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
33,520 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
2,307 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Durham School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#212 out of 305 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Durham   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Durham   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Durham   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Durham   School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.68
# American Indian Students
86 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
753 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
10,295 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
31%
18%
# Black Students
14,976 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
45%
25%
# White Students
6,314 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
19%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
26 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,070 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
448
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
2,549
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,460
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,670
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,590
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,694
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,514
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,298
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,189
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,136
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,135
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,859
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,655
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,323
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,889 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,615 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$399 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Durham   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$389 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Durham   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,889
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Durham   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,615
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Durham   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Durham School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
J D Clement Early College High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Fayetteville Street, Nccu
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2696
Grades: 9-12
| 370 students
Rank: #22.
City Of Medicine Academy
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 Crutchfield Road
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-2001
Grades: 9-12
| 342 students
Rank: #33.
Durham School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
401 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3926
Grades: 6-12
| 1,751 students
Rank: #44.
Pearsontown Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
4915 Barbee Road
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 560-3964
Grades: PK-5
| 825 students
Rank: #55.
Mangum Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9008 Quail Roost Road
Bahama, NC 27503
(919) 560-3948
Grades: K-5
| 331 students
Rank: #66.
Lakewood Montessori Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2119 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2894
Grades: 6-8
| 295 students
Rank: #77.
George Watts Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Watts Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3947
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
Rank: #88.
Easley Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
302 Lebanon Circle
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 560-3913
Grades: K-5
| 545 students
Rank: #99.
Morehead Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
909 Cobb Street
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3954
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: #1010.
Rogers-herr Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
911 Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3970
Grades: 6-8
| 628 students
Rank: #1111.
Little River Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2315 Snow Hill Road
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 560-3940
Grades: PK-8
| 530 students
Rank: #1212.
Riverside High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3218 Rose Of Sharon Road
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 560-3965
Grades: 9-12
| 1,826 students
Rank: #1313.
Creekside Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5321 Ephesus Church Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3919
Grades: K-5
| 891 students
Rank: #1414.
C E Jordan High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6806 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3912
Grades: 9-12
| 1,979 students
Rank: #1515.
E K Powe Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
913 9th Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 560-3963
Grades: PK-5
| 488 students
Rank: #1616.
Hope Valley Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3005 Dixon Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3980
Grades: K-5
| 640 students
Rank: #1717.
Club Boulevard Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 W Club Boulevard
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-3918
Grades: K-5
| 489 students
Rank: #1818.
Forest View Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3007 Mount Sinai Road
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 560-3932
Grades: K-5
| 762 students
Rank: #1919.
The School For Creative Studies
Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 Red Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-3535
Grades: 6-12
| 605 students
Rank: #2020.
Sherwood Githens Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4800 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3966
Grades: 6-8
| 908 students
Rank: #2121.
Burton Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Mathison Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3908
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: #2222.
Hillside New Technical High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3727 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-9183
Grades: 9-12
| 337 students
Rank: #2323.
Southwest Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2320 Cook Road
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 560-3972
Grades: PK-5
| 640 students
Rank: #2424.
R N Harris Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1520 Cooper Street
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 560-3967
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #2525.
Lucas Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
923 Snow Hill Road
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-3843
Grades: 6-8
| 474 students
Rank: #2626.
George L Carrington Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
227 Milton Road
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 560-3916
Grades: 6-8
| 860 students
Rank: #2727.
Sandy Ridge Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 28% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1417 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-2695
Grades: PK-5
| 570 students
Rank: #2828.
Northern High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
117 Tom Wilkinson Road
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 560-3956
Grades: 9-12
| 1,536 students
Rank: #2929.
Hillandale Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2730 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 560-3924
Grades: PK-5
| 643 students
Rank: #3030.
Hillside High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3727 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3925
Grades: 9-12
| 1,370 students
Rank: #3131.
Brogden Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1001 Leon Street
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-3906
Grades: 6-8
| 533 students
Rank: #3232.
Spring Valley Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2051 Northern Durham Prky
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 560-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 600 students
Rank: #3333.
Holt Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 24% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4019 Holt School Road
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-3928
Grades: PK-5
| 704 students
Rank: #3434.
Bethesda Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2009 S Miami Boulevard
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 560-3904
Grades: PK-5
| 648 students
Rank: #3535.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3810 Wake Forest Road
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 560-3960
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 33,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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