Students enrolled 166
School leader Renee Price
Transportation options Yes
District Durham Public Schools

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5001 Red Mill Road
Durham, NC 27704

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(919) 560-3914
(919) 477-9189
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3 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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September 20, 2014
I don't see why SCS is still tied to the previous school's review. SCS is amazing!!!!! The teachers are fantastic. They do an excellent job at integrating creative work into their lectures and projects. My child seems so well organized and on task. They really motivate their students. Aside from stellar core subject teachers, the electives are so interesting and in depth. I wish there was a school like this when I was young! This school is Durham's best kept secret. I'm so glad we got in when we did- before their lottery gets swamped!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2014
Chewning is now, officially, the School For Creative Studies, a school that honestly breaks the barrier between every other school I have attended.The second I heard about SCS, I just knew this is where I wanted to be. The teachers her are far more than excellent, I just have to say that. First, the core teachers are kind of in the mix. Some are "strict" some are "perfect." The strict teachers aren't really all that strict, they are just a little strict if you choose to disobey the rules, talk out in class and choose not to listen in class. The elective teachers are amazing, again, if you choose to talk out in class and disobey rules, they'll be upset, naturally. When it comes down to it all: the teachers are fantastic, they truly care. The only bad thing about the school doesn't come from the teachers, it comes from the students. There are just some students who just don't care. They don't care if they get bad grades, they could care less and they play games instead of doing work. Fortunately, there is only a small number of those students. A lot of these students are above average, some average and some inbetween. I appreciate the diversity at SCS and how the teachers care.

- submitted by a community member
February 09, 2014
my child has gotten into 7 fights in this school she has a total of 56 missed day please dont enroll your child is a lot of drama its awful hardly no work comes home the teachers are mean and a lot of bullying has been going on and with bullying comes kids committing suicide sad worst school ever

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
This school is the best in the county, best teachers in the world like Mr. Allen and Mr. Nydick. -Christion Wilson

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2010
This school is awful. My child has been going to this school for 1 year and during ths year and I am doing my best to see the he never has to attend there again for then next school term. The teachers are awful, hardly any homework comes home, you can never get in touch with teachers. I have left message after message, email after email to no avail. To top everything off Lakeview school was housed there, and what don't the parents have any say in this matter? I really, hate this school, and will never recommend it to anyone I know.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I have removed my child from the school for the 2010-2011 school year because of the school's inabilty to retain teachers and because Lakeview School was housed on the site without parent knowledge or approval. I could not get any answer as to why that happened.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2010
I do not recommend Chewning to any parent! That's just not a school to put any child in. I enrolled my daughter to Chewning and we have had bad experiences!! We were so happy once, she graduated 8th grade!!! Now, she goes to Kastral Heights and we love it

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2009
I Am A Eighth Grader! I Love Chewning I've Been There since the Sixth Grade! All of the teachers are well educated and know what there doing! They Might Be Strickt but thats what u want! And All Of The Students Are Taught and Leave The School With Great Respect! GO CARDINALS!

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2009
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June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2009
Pretty sad school. I enrolled my son here on a Monday after transferring from out of state and after four days of classes he had received one small homework assignment from all of his classes after four days. I requested a copy of his books and was told it took a week for a student to receive their home copies. As to why it would take a week for one new student to get actual copies of the books they are using is beyond me. When I ask about why the schools state examination grades had fallen so drastically in the past 2-3 years I was simply told the state made the exam harder. Don't bs me. If it made the exam harder then good but teachers also are told what to expect from these exams and should prepare the students to pass them.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2006
I am in the 7th grade and i goto Chewning (Go Cardinals Yay) and honestly I love the school the teachers are amazing and they are so cool. But mainly the teachers focus on doing their job so that the students get the best education that they possibly could get. And as for the elective teachers go they are all really cool and know how to make their students really be interrested in what they are learning (even in gym class!). And as for safety goes Chewning always has atleast two deputies in or around the school at all times. Chewning really is a wonderful and great school!! (Oh Yeah and the teachers really do understand any problems that they're students are having and will always help if they're asked or needed to! and all of the principals take part around the school every day!)

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 02, 2004
Chewning could be a wonderful shcool if the principal, and staff would treat all childrens the same and stop the sterotyping against the kids. I know there are some bad kids in the schools, and some parents are hard to deal with but don't take it out on the kids, lets try to help the kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
The year-round program was excellant! I absolutly loved it, however, could not imigine being in tradtional. They were not nearly as good!

- submitted by a former student
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Chewning Middle
5001 Red Mill Road, Durham, NC  27704
(919) 560-3914
Last modified Chewning Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chewning Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top