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Durant Road Elementary

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Posted April 1, 2013

To me, schools are all about the teachers. The faculty at Durant Road ES is great, I have two children at this school an have had only positive experiences. They treat each student as an individual do lots of great activities to keep learning fun! The school also has tons of fun events and extracurricular activities for students. I recommend this school to anyone! Although I understand it's become hard to get in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

i love this s school the staff,the teachers, strong principal every thing is perfect i would like to give it 9 out of ten
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

My hats go off to the teachers as the handle large classroom sizes (up to 31)! Most discipline is handled in the classrooms from what I can see and have been privy to, as little support is offered by administration. Much of the inappropriate behavior is ignored and appears unreported. I say this because office referral soccer chats and actual reported school data we hear through PTA do not add up the same. If true, is this a conspiracy ! My opinion is the current administration is burned out and/or overwhelmed and not prepared to handle the current population. It is a shame to see great teachers leave this school due to frustrations and little support. Several left mid-year school year 2010/2011. Turn over with assistant principals has been unreasonably high (in last 5 years there have been 6 new faces holding that position). K 5 grades add up to six years; when they are good years they go by quickly the last 3 or 4 on this campus have been well-tolerated by many students and parents, in addition to teachers too afraid to speak up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

My son has been in this school the last year and a half. We've loved the teachers and staff. They seem to truly care about the kids and how they are progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

Great school. We have attended since 3rd grade, the leadership is fantastic and teachers seem to really care about the development of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This school is average, but used to be above average. It could be so much better than it currently is. They have made improvements recently, but there is still work to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

My daughter has attended Durant since Kindergarten and has just completed 2nd grade. We love it, she has always had wonderful teachers and is well above in her reading level due to her teachers pushing her to read. We are moving this year and I hate the thought of her going to a new school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

This school is simply OK. We moved here in the middle of my daughters 4th grade year and I don't think she's learned much in the last year. The teachers are nice and helpful, but the school is old and run down with lots of trailers for classrooms. I am looking forward to my daughter going to Middle School next year and being out of this school. She is AG and they only offer a 35min. AG pull out program once a week! She is not being as challanged as I would like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

great school teachers are very helpfully in the development of my son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

There is sometimes a thing as too much parent involvement! Since my daughter has attended this school, I have had to make sure that I help her understand her homework, which is fine. The problem is I've also had to pursue outside tutoring, because the teachers refuse to provide assistance outside of the classroom. The teachers and the principals talk a very good game. It's left up to the parent to ensure that your child has the best education possible by any means necessary excluding the teachers help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

The Principle does a horrible job at this school. No interaction with the students, no interactions with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2005

Great public school. Tremendous parent involvement. High quality of teachers. My son is a fifth grader there, and we have been delighted about every grade, k-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

I absolutely love this school! My son is in K and has done exceptionally well. I love how the teachers expect the parents to be involved with their children's education. The students are learning not only how to read, to write, and how to do math but are also learning life skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Great teachers and parents! This is an awesome elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students54%
Female64%
Male46%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Male44%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted94%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 52%
Black 19% 26%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Teresa Winstead
Fax number
  • (919) 870-4218

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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9901 Durant Road
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