Traditional Elementary Schools

  • Burton IB Primary Years Program (K-5)

    1500 Mathison Street, Durham, NC 27701

    www.burton.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule: 9:15 – 4:45

    Program Magnet School

    International Baccalaureate

    The IB-PYP is a high-quality program of international course-work developed and authorized by world-renowned International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB Programme is designed to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Primary Years Programme (PYP)-grades K-5 links to Middle Years Programme (MYP) - grades 6-10
    • Aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who desire to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
    • Students begin a second language beginning in kindergarten, and upon completion of the high school IB education possess a high degree of second language mastery in Mandarin Chinese or Spanish
    • Teachers receive certified IB training

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for Burton IB 5th grade applicants applying to Shepard IB Magnet Middle

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


     Club Blvd. Elementary (K-5)

    400 West Club Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704

    (919) 560-3918

    www.clubblvd.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  7:45 – 2:15

    Program Magnet School

    Humanities Program/Integrated Arts

    As a humanities magnet elementary school, Club Boulevard is a place where we all grow as human beings. That growth comes from appreciating many voices, celebrating the arts, connecting learning to our world, and immersing ourselves in the humanities.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Teachers engaging students in learning through the integration of arts and culture, as well as community interaction and service
    • Core curriculum complemented by specialized art, dance, music and cultural studies classes for all students
    • Students involved in service projects, performances, and other enrichment opportunities such as author and artist studies, and studies of countries and cultures around the world

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for Club Blvd., 5th grade applicants applying to Shepard IB Magnet Middle

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    George Watts Elementary (PreK– 5)

    700 Watts Street, Durham, NC 27701

    (919) 560-3947

    www.watts.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  7:45 – 2:15

    Program Magnet

    Montessori

    The Montessori method of instruction is an internationally recognized instructional program and is a well-established magnet program.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • All classroom teachers trained by certified Montessori trainers
    • Multi-age, child-centered learning environments based on the work of Maria Montessori
    • Use of specialized Montessori materials designed for facilitating a variety of developmental levels and nurturing a level of independence for student learning

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, Priority Zone, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for 5th grade applicants applying from Watts to Lakewood Montessori Middle School

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    Morehead Elementary (PreK– 5)

    909 Cobb Street, Durham NC 27707

    (919) 560-3954

    www.morehead.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:15 – 3:45

    Program Magnet

    Montessori

    The Montessori method of instruction is an internationally recognized instructional program and is a well-established magnet program in Durham Public Schools.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • All classroom teachers trained by certified Montessori trainers
    • Multi-age, child-centered learning environments based on the work of Maria Montessori
    • Use of specialized Montessori materials designed for facilitating a variety of developmental levels and nurturing a level of independence for student learning

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, Priority Zone, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for 5th grade applicants applying to Lakewood Montessori Middle

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    R.N. Harris Elementary (K-5)

    520 Cooper Street, Durham NC 27703

    www.harris.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:00- 3:30

    Program Magnet

    Integrated Arts/Core Knowledge

    R.N. Harris Elementary offers a program that is based in the belief that students learn best when they create, have opportunities to explore a variety of topics in different settings, and are presented with content that sparks imagination.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Official Core Knowledge School where content is sequenced by grade level and ensures that all students obtain a well-rounded foundational education
    • A+ Model School with all staff trained in Arts Integration
    • Specialized arts classes offered such as: Suzuki Violin, R.N. Harris Dance, African Drummers, Tap Club, Chorus, Art walk Gallery, display of student work from grades K-5, and 21st century classrooms

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for R. N. Harris 5th grade applicants applying to Shepard IB Magnet Middle

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    Sandy Ridge Elementary (K-5)

    1417 Old Oxford Road, Durham, NC 27704

    (919) 560-2695

    www.sandyridge.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  7:45 – 2:15

    Program Magnet

    Visual and Performing Arts

    The Visual and Performing Arts magnet elementary school seeks to integrate the arts into a rigorous academic program. Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies are taught within an environment that emphasizes visual and performing arts.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Multiple integrated arts performances annually
    • Multiple art gallery walks annually
    • Regularly scheduled residencies with visiting professionals and artists
    • Regularly scheduled art-focused field trips
    • Elements of art are integrated within academic standards in each classroom Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theater instruction for all students

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool in the following order: Designated Zone, 7 Priority Schools (Mangum, Eno Valley, Little River, Easley, Holt, Hillandale and Glenn), Remaining District Elementary Schools (please see map at http://gisweb2.durhamnc.gov/durhammaps/DPS/viewer/index.html).

    Transportation Services

    Provided only to students residing in the attendance zones of the 7 Priority School Region (Mangum, Eno Valley, Little River, Easley, Holt, Hillandale and Glenn).

     


    W.G. Pearson Elementary (K-5)

    3501 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707

    (919) 560-3988

    www.pearson.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  7:45 – 2:15

    Program Magnet

    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)

    Student’s interests and talents are nurtured through engaging, active instruction in the focus areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Students interests and talents are nurtured through engaging, active instruction in the focus areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
    • A primary instructional strategy is project and problem-based learning within every classroom
    • All learning is improved and broadened through multiple technology tools within a 1:1 iPad environment
    • All K-2 students participate in Dance, Music, Media, Physical Education and Art.

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool

    Transportation Services

    District-wide