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DPS Quick Facts

Quick facts about the Durham Public Schools system. Lists average teacher's salary, number of schools, composition of school student population, miles and numbers of students transported every year among other facts.

DPS Mission Statement

In collaboration with our community and parents, the mission of Durham Public Schools is to provide all students with an outstanding education that motivates them to reach their full potential and enables them to discover their interests and talents, pursue their goals and dreams, and succeed in college, in the workforce and as engaged citizens.

Vision Statement

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Quick facts

Enrollment

Schools

  • 33,086 students on the 20th day of school 2012-13
    • Grades K-5: 15,827
    • Grades 6-8: 7,008
    • Grades 9-12: 9,836
  • Eighth largest school district in the state
  • 56 TOTAL
    • 30 elementary
    • 11 middle
    • 1 secondary (grades 6-12)
    • 12 high schools
    • 1 alternative school
    • 1 hospital school

Student Racial Composition (20th day, 2012-13)

Student/Teacher Ratio

  • 50.70% African-American
  • 24.13% Hispanic
  • 19.33% White
  • 2.97% Multiracial
  • 2.46% Asian
  • 0.31% Native American
  • 0.11% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Grade K = 21.5
  • Grades 1 & 2 = 22.75
  • Grades 3-5 = 25.5
  • Grades 6-8 = 25
  • Grades 9-12 = 27.5

(based on average daily membership allotments)

Teacher Salaries

Number of Teachers

$29,750- $65,440 2,300

Number of Employees

Budget

4,600 (2009-10) $451 M Total Budget

School Buses

300 yellow school buses transport over 16,000 students daily and cover approximately 6 million miles per year.