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Durant Road Middle

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Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This is my son's second year at Durant in Track 2 and I have not been impressed at all. There is no communication to the parents about what is going on. The teachers do not give any homework (2 years worth) and they allow them to turn their work in at anytime and get a grade for it. They allow kids to disrupt the class with no punishments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

School has a some top notch teachers but seems to have a lot of turnover among the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

amazing teachers staff enviorment academic tools and the libary rules yah!!!! very good i lovbit


Posted August 6, 2012

I am a track 2 parent and y child just started and i can only say thank you for being such a great school and reaching out to parents and making sure that all kids are successful and that failing is not an option! I thank the staff for for helping my daughter with getting over the sixth grade fears right away! I feel very safe with my child being in your hands all day! Hats off to you! Keep up the great work! God bless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

as a 7th grade track two student I have to say this school was pretty scary at first, I came from the Country side of NC and this was the city. Right when I walked into my social studies class a student walked up to me and was instantlly my best friend.then in y pre algebra class i made great friends. The teachers are very kind and understanding. I'd recomend my friends to go here. I'm sad because I had to leave Durant due to the assignment plan. I'm not very happy with the school I got. Wake forest rolesville has very bad reviews and Durant has excellent reviews.


Posted July 15, 2012

As a track 4 sixth grader my daughter loves this school! The teachers are excellent and supportive.The resource officer is outstanding with keeping the students in check and Principal Sawyer has very frequent phone "blasts" keeping parents informed of all school activities and pertinent news. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering a year round program. Helen G.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

My son is in 6th grade on TR1. The teachers are very committed to the students here. They work tirelessly on their lesson plans and on what they can do to make learning interesting. The science teacher has great experiments/labs for the children to do. The social studies teacher has projects that not only teach them the material but gives them a chance to be artistic/creative. The language arts teacher gives tests that really make the kids think instead of just reguratating facts. They offer an advanced math class in 6th grade. Each quarter the teachers have an awards ceremony to recognize achievements of all the children. Is a safe school. The PE offerings are above average. Facility is clean/well kept. The principal/ vice principals have a lot of face-time with students. The electives are lacking. Good communcation from teachers to parents through emails and websites. Uses SPAN for grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

minimal electives for 6th graders is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

The staff is energetic and committed to student achievement. Turnover of staff and administrators has made life inconsistent, but positive change has begun to move through the building
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2007

this school is amazing with working with all the kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2005

In our two years with Durant Middle, my student has been challenged and has experienced wonderful teachers. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports, drama, music, dance club, etc. Great school.
—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 39% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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 39% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
Black30%
Asian71%
Hispanic17%
Multiracial30%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency10%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Black32%
Asian79%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black24%
Asian69%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted92%

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
Black29%
Asian69%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial55%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted89%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
Black19%
Asian67%
Hispanic18%
Multiracial12%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted84%

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
Black28%
Asian53%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial29%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted88%

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black44%
Asian80%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted93%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black53%
Asian83%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities53%
Non-disabled students66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted91%

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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 50% 52%
Black 27% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 26%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Art teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Fred Sawyer
Fax number
  • (919) 518-0021

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
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10401 Durant Road
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