About Neal

  • Principal: Mr. Terrence Covington

    Address: 201 Baptist Road, Durham, NC 27704

    Phone: (919) 560-3955

    Fax: (919) 560-3451

    Hours of Operation:

    • 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    • Click here for the 2022-2023 bell schedule. 


    Enrollment : 860

    Mission: The mission of Neal Middle School is to work together to build a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment focused on maximizing each student’s sense of well-being and acquisition of skills for life and learning.

    Vision: Neal Middle School empowers all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social, and physical well-being. We will do this by providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated.

    Magnet Program:

    The magnet program at Neal provides opportunities for all students to experience highly engaging coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Features of the magnet program include:

    • Multiple coursework opportunities in STEM focus areas, including Project Lead the Way elective courses such as Green Architecture, Computer Science Discovery, Energy and the Environment, Design and Modeling, and Robotics.
    • Incorporation of the Engineering Design Process as a common problem-solving strategy in all subject areas.
    • Partnerships with corporate and community experts in the fields of science, math, technology and engineering including;  Lenovo, Cisco, Duke University, NC A&T, Kramden Institute, Capital Broadcasting, Keep Durham Beautiful, NC Society of Hispanic Professionals, and NC New Schools Project.
    • Rigorous curriculum taught by a well-trained staff with a problem/project based approach to student assessment.
    • Partnering STEM program at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability for interested students to continue their pursuit of 21st century skills and career preparation during their high school years.
    • For more information about the magnet program, click here.