Durham school information

IndexDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores65%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools511,89579,235
Total private schools2951024,875
Total post-secondary schools91837,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Durham are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Durham.
  • 85.9% of people in Durham have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Durham have completed high school.
  • 47.3% of people in Durham have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Durham

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  • Bethesda Elementary2009 S Miami BoulevardGrades: KG - 05Students: 721 · Ratio: 17:167
  • Brogden Middle1001 Leon StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 677 · Ratio: 14:163
  • Burton Elementary1500 Mathison AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 358 · Ratio: 14:175
  • C C Spaulding ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: PK - 05Students: 273 · Ratio: 14:158
  • C E Jordan High6806 Garrett RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,828 · Ratio: 18:159
  • Carter Community Charter1305 West Club BlvdGrades: KG - 08Students: 231 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Central Park School For Child724 Foster StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 282 · Ratio: 13:186
  • Chewning Middle5001 Red Mill RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 496 · Ratio: 12:154
  • City Of Medicine Academy4100 North Roxboro RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 219 · Ratio: 14:186
  • Club Boulevard Elementary400 W Club BoulevardGrades: KG - 05Students: 51 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Creekside Elementary5321 Ephesus Church RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 858 · Ratio: 18:174
  • Dps Hospital SchoolPo Box 3039Grades: KG - 12Students: 67 · Ratio: 6:1n/a
  • Durham Sch Of The Arts400 North Duke StreetGrades: 06 - 12Students: 1,412 · Ratio: 15:183
  • Durham'S Performance Learning401 North Driver StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 17 · Ratio: 13:115
  • E K Powe ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 376 · Ratio: 11:163
  • Easley Elementary302 Lebanon CircleGrades: KG - 05Students: 607 · Ratio: 16:180
  • Eastway Elementary610 North Alston AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 505 · Ratio: 13:158
  • Eno Valley Elementary117 Milton RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 668 · Ratio: 17:161
  • Fayetteville Street Elementary2905 Fayetteville StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 299 · Ratio: 15:163
  • Forest View Elementary3007 Mount Sinai RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 618 · Ratio: 15:177
  • George L Carrington Middle227 Milton RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,182 · Ratio: 18:169
  • George Watts ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: PK - 05Students: 39 · Ratio: 12:170
  • Glenn Elementary2415 E Geer StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 655 · Ratio: 15:151
  • Healthy Start Academy807 West Chapel HillGrades: KG - 08Students: 361 · Ratio: 15:158
  • Hillandale Elementary2730 Hillandale RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 634 · Ratio: 17:175
  • Hillside High3727 Fayetteville StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,251 · Ratio: 15:144
  • Holt Elementary4019 Holt School RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 60 · Ratio: 14:169
  • Hope Valley Elementary3005 Dixon RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 712 · Ratio: 19:167
  • J D Clement Early College Hs712 Cecil StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 344 · Ratio: 29:192
  • James E Shepard Middle2401 Dakota StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 435 · Ratio: 16:158
  • Kestrel Heights Sch1915 Chapel Hill RdGrades: 06 - 12Students: 567 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Lakeview School3507 Dearborn DriveGrades: 06 - 12Students: 151 · Ratio: 6:116
  • Lakewood Elementary2520 Vesson AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 471 · Ratio: 13:157
  • Lakewood Montessori Middle2119 Chapel Hill RdGrades: 06 - 06Students: 65 · Ratio: 0:163
  • Little River Elementary2315 Snow Hill RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 644 · Ratio: 16:183
  • Lowe'S Grove Middle4418 S Alston AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 64 · Ratio: 16:152
  • Maureen Joy Charter1955 W Cornwallis RoGrades: KG - 08Students: 319 · Ratio: 14:180
  • Merrick-Moore ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 706 · Ratio: 15:153
  • Middle College High School1637 Lawson StreetGrades: 11 - 12Students: 98 · Ratio: 22:1n/a
  • Morehead MontessoriBoard Of EducationGrades: PK - 05Students: 244 · Ratio: 15:168
  • Neal MiddleBoard Of EducationGrades: 06 - 08Students: 618 · Ratio: 16:152
  • New Technology High School At Hill3727 Fayetteville StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 338 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Northern HighBoard Of EducationGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,484 · Ratio: 17:146
  • Oak Grove ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 554 · Ratio: 15:168
  • Parkwood ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 613 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Pearsontown ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 878 · Ratio: 19:189
  • R N Harris ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 392 · Ratio: 15:182
  • Research Triangle Charter2418 Ellis RoadGrades: KG - 08Students: 694 · Ratio: 21:162
  • Riverside HighBoard Of EducationGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,881 · Ratio: 17:155
  • Rogers-Herr MiddleBoard Of EducationGrades: 06 - 08Students: 642 · Ratio: 15:181
  • Sandy Ridge Elementary School1417 Old Oxford HighwayGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:168
  • Sherwood Githens MiddleBoard Of EducationGrades: 06 - 08Students: 96 · Ratio: 17:159
  • Southern HighBoard Of EducationGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,047 · Ratio: 14:163
  • Southern School Of Engineering At800 Clayton RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 199 · Ratio: 15:163
  • Southwest ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: KG - 05Students: 605 · Ratio: 16:169
  • Spring Valley Elementary2051 N Durham PkwyGrades: KG - 05Students: 612 · Ratio: 18:170
  • Union Independent School116 Corporation StGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Voyager Academy101 Hock ParcGrades: 04 - 09Students: 604 · Ratio: 14:187
  • W G Pearson ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: PK - 05Students: 617 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • W.G. Pearson Magnet Middle600 E. Umstead St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 312 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Y E Smith ElementaryBoard Of EducationGrades: PK - 05Students: 356 · Ratio: 14:162

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Education level achieved in Durham

IndexDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade85.9%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school84.8%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college71.0%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree53.1%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors47.3%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters22.0%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree8.7%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate4.8%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Durham (high school & post-secondary)

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Morrisville, NC20,72891%34%
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Carrboro, NC20,33783%21%
Chapel Hill, NC58,37977%14%
Hillsborough, NC6,25677%12%
Durham, NC240,10765%5%

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Durham, NC240,10765%5%
Source: The Durham, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.