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Eastway Elementary School


Principal: Shayla Holeman
Address: 610 Alston Avenue Durham NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-3910
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Enrollment: 538
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The faculty and staff of Eastway Elementary School understand the important role the school plays in the life and prosperity of a healthy, productive and responsible citizenry. Each student is entitled to an equal opportunity to learn and experience success in the school environment. Our effort supports our students in learning to become contributing members of society.


Balanced literacy and technology is integrated in all aspects of our curriculum. Each day starts with a 120 minute literacy block in which instruction is provided in small groups. The literacy block seeks to maintain a student to adult ratio of 5:1 or less. Our computer lab operates on a flexible schedule and teachers integrate technology as needed. We further offer a variety of field opportunities for all students.

Our school offers supplemental education services to all students. Supplemental education services are offered after school and on Saturdays. A full range of support and special services is available to Eastway School students, including counseling and services for exceptional children. A full-time social worker and a full-time family facilitator work together with school staff to assist our diverse population of families in helping their children to become successful students.

Services for Academically/Intellectually Gifted Students

A/IG services are presently provided for students in grades 3 through 5 who qualify for services by state guidelines. Additionally, promising students who do not meet state guidelines are served, as space permits. Students are served in small, pull-out instructional groups. Students work on a variety of integrated learning units, based on student interest and the state curriculum. Eastway School is presently revising its A/IG program and offerings as required by Durham Public Schools for the upcoming school year.

Community Involvement

The following businesses, programs, and community groups provide assistance by donating their time, expertise, materials, and financial resources:

  • Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield, Inc.
  • Duke University
  • Durham Association of Educators (DAE) Retired Teachers
  • Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Durham Housing Authority
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Edgemont Community Center
  • El Centro Hispano of Durham
  • Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Service
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
  • LINKS, Triangle Park Chapter
  • New Flavor Barber Shop
  • Nortel Network Systems
  • North Carolina Central University
  • NC State Cooperative Extension Services
  • North East Central Durham Partners Against Crime Service Center
  • Operation Breakthrough, Inc. Headstart
  • Retired and Senior Vounteers Program (RSVP)
  • Smart Start/Helping Parents Help Children Program
  • St. Philip's Episcopal Parish
  • The Villages Shopping Center
  • Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club
  • University Ford
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


State ABC Rating :

  • 2009-10: Did Not Meet Growth. Priority (54.8%)
  • 2009-10: Growth Met. Priority (50.4%)
  • 2008-09: Growth Met. Priority EXP (56%)

End-of-Grade Test Scores

School Scorecard

NC Report Card


From I-40:

Exit I-40 at the Durham Freeway (Exit 279, Highway 147 North). Exit the Durham Freeway at the Alston Avenue exit. Turn right onto N. Alston Avenue. Turn right onto Taylor Street. Eastway will be on the left.

From I-85:

Exit I-85 at Avondale Drive. Proceed South on Avondale. Turn right onto N. Alston Avenue. Turn left onto Taylor Street. Eastway will be on the left.

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Improvement Plan

Improvement Plan