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 period is in January 6-31, and applicants must have an email address and use their child’s PowerSchool student ID number to complete the application.
DPS is hosting an "Application Assistance Day" at the Staff Development Center located at 2107 Hillandale Rd., on Saturday, Jan 25th, 9am-12pm.
Come Tour RHMS
We encourage all prospective families to visit our school during one of our scheduled tours (click here to register):
- Friday, Nov. 22 at 8:45am
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8:45am
- Friday, Jan. 10 at 11:00 am
- Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8:45am
- Thursday, Jan. 23 at 11:00am
- Thursday, Jan. 23 at 5:30pm
- Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 8:45am
- Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30pm
- Thursday, Jan. 30 11:00am
Please contact our Magnet Coordinator with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have:
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, 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, 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.
Lottery Results will be posted in the application portal on Monday, March 2. The deadline to accept or decline seats is Friday, March 20 by 5pm.
Last Modified on November 8, 2019