About Pearsontown

  • Magnet School

    Principal: Asia Cunningham

    Assistant Principal: Katherine Blackburn

    Assistant Principal: Ronnie Geter

    Address: 4915 Barbee Road Durham NC 27713
    Phone: 919-560-3964
    Hours of Operation: 7:15 am - 2:15 pm
    Enrollment: 747

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    Engage, Educate, and Empower Everyone



    Pearsontown Elementary is a year-round K-5 public school that: 

    • Engages students, staff, and families by providing a collaborative and safe learning space. 
    • Educates with high quality curricula that are intentional and data driven.
    • Empowers all through inclusivity, high expectations, and Panda PRIDE.


    Staff Directory

    Leadership Team

    Office Staff

    Custodial Team

    AIG/Interventionists Team

    AU Team

    Exceptional Children's Team

    Specials Team

    Preschool Team

    Kindergarten Team

    First Grade Team

    Second Grade Team

    Third Grade Team

    Fourth Grade Team

    Fifth Grade Team


    Pearsontown's Philosophy

    The Pearsontown Elementary School community is committed to creating a continuous year-round learning environment that is holistic and hands-on in its approach. We inspire students to pledge their hearts to greater understanding of the world; their hands to quality work and service; and their heads to lifelong learning. Pearsontownstudents are therefore empowered to become critical thinkers, self-directed lifelong learners, quality producers, collaborative workers, community contributors, and responsible citizens.

    Because we believe that all children learn in different ways and at different rates, we strive to offer a variety of student-centered delivery options to meet the needs of all our students. Teachers strive to create a productive, developmentally appropriate learning environment by providing diverse learning opportunities which promote student learning and ensure student success; address individual needs; encourage cooperative learning and freedom to express ideas and opinions; encourage creative expression; and involve interaction within the school and community. It is important for us to provide an integrated approach that shows students that learning does not take place in isolation, gives them a better understanding of how each subject relates to the real world, and helps them see the connections between what they are learning.


    Pearsontown is a Year-Round Magnet School

    Features of the magnet school include:
    􀀀 Operates on a year-round calendar with three-week breaks between each 9 week
    instructional period, and a five week break during summer
    􀀀 Student camps may be available during the fall, winter and spring intersessions depending on the school
    Admission to Pearsontown is 100% lottery. The application process is during the month of January. Seat assignments are given the beginning of March. We continue to fill our seats until June 30th. Our preferences include sibling preference and a link to Rogers-Herr Middle School, which is also on the year-round schedule.