• Admission by Lottery

    Rogers-Herr Middle School (RHMS) is a Durham Public Schools Calendar Magnet. Prospective students must apply through DPS's annual magnet lottery. The online application is open January 8 through 5pm on Feb. 9 at https://applydpsnc.schoolmint.com/. More information about magnet schools and the application process can be found on the DPS Magnet Programs webpage.

    Magnet Programs


    Watch our video tour to learn more about Rogers-Herr Year-Round Middle School: English | Spanish


    In-Person Tours:

    We will be hosting in-person on the following days/times:

    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 - 9:30 am
    • Thursday, Dec. 7 - 11:30
    • Wednesday, Jan. 10 - 9:30am & 5:00pm
    • Thursday, Jan. 11 - 11:30am
    • Wednesday, Jan. 24 - 9:30am
    • Thursday, Jan. 25 - 11:30am
    • Wednesday, Jan. 31 - 5:00pm
    • Thursday, Feb. 1 - 11:30am


    Join us for a virtual live chat/Q&A session:

    • Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 5:30pm


    Lottery Details

    Rogers-Herr is a regional calendar magnet school. Students are eligible to apply to RHMS only if they live in the attendance zones for the following elementary schools: Bethesda, Creekside, Fayetteville St., Forest View, Hope Valley, Lakewood, Lyons Farm, Parkwood, WG Pearson, EK Powe, YE Smith, Southwest, and CC Spaulding.

    In the lottery for RHMS, priority is given to students who are siblings of current RHMS students, siblings of students who are also applying to RHMS/another year-round school, or students currently attending Pearsontown Elementary, provided they submit an application and select RHMS as their first choice. Please note that this is not a guarantee for a seat.

    Following the application period, DPS conducts admissions lotteries before the results are posted on the lottery website, usually at the beginning of March. Applicants selected through the lottery process must accept or decline their seat on the lottery website and complete all registration paperwork by the deadline.

    More information about the application process will be posted when the application opens in January.

    Please contact our Magnet Coordinators with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have:

    Shyquel Allison
    919-560-3970 ext. 70233

    Jenny Umbarger
    919-560-3970 ext. 70235