The end-of-year testing season presents our schools with a huge challenge: the need to find volunteers to help proctor exams.
Saturday, May 13 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lucas Middle School
“The most important thing a board does is choose a superintendent,” said chair Mike Lee as members of the Durham Public Schools Board of Education began discussing how to accomplish that task at a specially called meeting Wednesday, April 19.
The National Center for Urban School Transformation has named R.N. Harris Integrated Arts/Core Knowledge Magnet School one of 27 winners of the 2017 America’s Best Urban Schools Award.
As a response to changing population trends in Durham County, Durham Public Schools is beginning a study that may lead to some changed school assignments in the 2018-19 school year.
Due to schools being closed and no food deliveries being made, School Nutrition Services will need to make changes to the menus until Thursday, January 19, 2017.
“You have to promise me that you won’t tell your friends these secrets,” Durham crime novelist Katy Munger told the classroom.
Eight Durham School of the Arts Orchestra violin students were selected to perform with The Piano Guys at their sold out DPAC event on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Hillside High School's Dance Ensemble was crowned state champions at the state finals of Art Showcase and the NC Dance Ensemble Competition.
All of our students deserve an outstanding education – one that helps them discover their interests, hone their talents, follow their dreams and reach their full potential. We always need outstanding teachers and staff to make this happen.
J.D. Clement Early College High School received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.
Durham Public Schools is a welcoming, safe and supportive school system for ALL of our families...
“Several members of our faculty and student body have been touched by cancer. Our students are phenomenal. They learn about this in their science classes—the mechanisms of cancer—but also in their health sciences classes about patient care, treatment, and compassion.”
On their first straw-poll ballot, members of the Durham Public Schools Board of Education appointed Bettina Umstead to a seat representing District 2.
The Durham Public School system is engaged in an ongoing continuous improvement process called district accreditation. Every five years, the district participates in an external review in order to achieve accreditation and input from parents is an integral part of this process.
Thirteen people applied to serve on the Durham Public Schools Board of Education in the vacant District 2 seat.
Two Durham Public Schools specialty high schools targeting minority achievement, J.D. Clement Early College High School and City of Medicine Academy, were able to boast both a 100 percent on-time graduation rate and an “A+” School Performance Grade in academic results released Sept. 1 for the 2015-16 school year.
Durham Public Schools was one of only 12 North Carolina school districts, and the largest in the state, to receive all three awards presented at the State Board of Education’s Finance and Business Services Summer Conference this year.
From Hillside, Southwest, Githens and Jordan, they exemplify the leadership, compassion and professionalism of our counselors working throughout the district.
Congratulations to Mrs. Justine Daniel, language arts teacher at Githens Middle School, for winning the DPS 2017 Teacher of the Year!
Science teacher Mr. Holsopple in the recipient of the award presented by the University's Honor Scholar Program.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Negro College Fund have announced that that Anthony Teachey and Tamontae Stanton-Jones, two Hillside High School seniors, have been named Gates Millennium Scholars in the final year of the program.
Steve Jones stands out because of his deep knowledge, humble personality and cast social media presence, the APA says.
Five Durham Public Schools teachers will spend the summer interning with experts in STEM fields...
Durham Public Schools once again earned national attention after two of our high schools were ranked as the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
As more than 300 Fayetteville Street Elementary pre-K through fifth grade students filed into the auditorium, and saw Alton Brown on the stage, one pre-k student was overheard telling her friend, “Oh I know who that is! I bet he makes good cookies!”
Access the budget documents presented by Superintendent L'Homme at the April 14 meeting
Five Jordan High School students and their physics teacher Dr. Jeffrey LaCosse left at 4:30 this morning headed north to Washington, DC, for a once-in-a-lifetime honor.
Durham School of the Arts students competed in the North Carolina International Thespian Conference State Conference in Greensboro.
Congratulations to Pearsontown Magnet Elementary for winning first place in this year’s Battle of the Books held at the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center.
Three Durham Public Schools students, including a fifth grader, will compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 1, in Charlotte.
Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA, the firstyear PTA for Lakewood Elementary School, is the winner of the “Box Tops for Education Farm Fresh Sweepstakes” sponsored by General Mills Sales, Inc.
In honor of Black History Month and Read Across America, members of Bethesda Elementary Student Leadership group held a special read-in event “A Celebration of African American Literature” on March 2nd.
Four of our Durham Public Schools magnet schools won national merit awards from Magnet Schools of America. The organization selects magnet schools from around the country to be recognized as Schools of Distinction and Schools of Excellence.
Durham Public Schools today launched a new version of its website, www.dpsnc.net, featuring a data-driven redesign with parents and community members in mind.
The results of the magnet school and CTE pathways application lottery are now available! Click here to get the link.
Jordan High School’s Drew Grantham won the North Carolina small high school team individual all-around gymnastics title in January and helped lead the Jordan team to third in the state.
Carrington, Githens, Lakewood Montessori and Rogers-Herr Middle Schools have each been named a 2016 National School to Watch by The Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. Each of these schools has been recognized for providing a superior learning environment for every student.