Pearsontown Elementary School

  • Pearsontown Elementary School serves 831 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Pearsontown Elementary School's student population of 831 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students831 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pearsontown Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pearsontown Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#411 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Pearsontown Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Pearsontown Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2001-02 school year data.
Asian
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
46%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
33%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pearsontown Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.670.46
This chart display the diversity score of Pearsontown Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pearsontown Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDurham Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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My daughter is in 4th grade and goes to Pearsontown Elem and I love it. Last year she attended Oak Grove (from 1st-3rd grade) only her first grade year was commendable. I was so fustrated with her 3rd grade teacher (and administration - she had 2 principles and an interim that year)I asked everyone I knew for help to find a new school.Pearsontown was recommended everytime. The administration is very supportive of the teachers and the teachers support the parents and the students and even the parents are very visible supporting the administration, teachers and students. This school has a great sense of community. I am very pleased. My daughter has done very well. When problems arise they are proactive and put things in place to assist.
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