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 2020-21

    • African-American: 41.0%
    • Hispanic/Latino: 33.2%
    • White: 19.3%
    • Multiracial: 4.2%
    • Asian: 2.1%
    • American Indian: 0.2%
    • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%

     *Month 1 Enrollment

     

    Enrollment 2020-21

    • Pre-kindergarten: 465
    • K-5: 14,147
    • 6-8: 7,022
    • 9-12: 10,408
    • Total excluding pre-K: 31,577

     *Month 1 Enrollment

     

    Schools

    53 Total:

    • 30 elementary
    • 9 middle
    • 2 secondary (grades 6-12)
    • 10 high
    • 1 alternative
    • 1 hospital

     

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch

    • Total F&R: 51.65% (2020-21)

    *Includes 19 schools with Community Eligibility Provision

     

     

    Student-Teacher Ratios 

    • K-3: 1 to 18
    • 4-5: 1 to 23
    • 6-8: 1 to 21
    • 9-12: 1 to 24

     

     

    Teacher Salary Range

    • $40,425-$78,415 (10-month salary; includes local salary supplement)

     

     

    Employees

    • 2,512 teachers
    • 5,184 total employees

     

     

    Budget

    *Numbers subject to change throughout the year

    $460.5 million (Total for 2020-21)

    • State: $229.8 million
    • Local: $132.1 million
    • Federal: $49.2 million
    • Capital Outlay: $22.5 million
    • Child Nutrition: $17.6 million
    • Grants: $9.4 million