Facts & Figures about Durham Public Schools

At Durham Public Schools, we believe our schools are much more than data and numbers. But the data we collect play an important part in the work we do as a district -- they inform our planning, show us where we need to improve and help us understand what's working and where we are succeeding. Data helps us make decisions on how to best serve our students and their families.

 

If you have questions about data or test scores, call the Research and Accountability Office at 919-560-9498.

 
General Data About Schools and the District 
Most data reports can be accessed by visiting the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) website, where school districts are required to submit their test scores, attendance numbers, demographic data and other reports such as reports on suspensions and disciplinary actions taken. Click this direct link to visit their data page.
 
This NCDPI page shares with you the state, district and school level summary data and data in detail.  
 
School Report Cards 
Interested in seeing the North Carolina School Report Cards? This online database allows you to look up all of our schools and our district.
 
Other district-generated statistics and reports are listed below. 
 

Quick Facts

Student Racial Composition

  • African-American: 46.7%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30.1%
  • White: 18.6%
  • Multiracial: 2.8%
  • Asian: 2.3%
  • American Indian: 0.3%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%

Student Teacher Ratios
  • K-2: 1 to 19.9
  • 3-8: 1 to 21.4
  • 9-12: 1 to 21.8

Enrollment
  • Pre-kindergarten: 712
  • K-5: 15,799
  • 6-8: 6,753
  • 9-12: 10,483
  • Total excluding pre-K: 33,035

Teacher Salary Range
  •  $39,375-$99,359 (includes local supplement and differential)
 
Employees
  • 2,243 teachers
  • 4,697 total employees
 
Schools
53 Total
  • 30 elementary
  • 9 middle
  • 2 secondary (6-12)
  • 1 alternative
  • 1 hospital
 
Budget
$409.1 million (Total for 2016-17)
  • State: $199.7 million
  • Local: $141.8 million
  • Federal: $26.1 million
  • Capital Outlay: $15.8 million
  • Child Nutrition: $17.1 million
  • Grants: $8.6 million 
 
Free and Reduced Lunch
  • Total F&R: 66.16%
  • Includes ten schools with Community Eligibility Provision where no applications are taken (100%)
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