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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Durham Academy is a top rated, private school located in Durham, NC. It has 1,231 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $25,925 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3501 Ridge Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone
(919) 493-5787
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,925
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
11%
Average Financial Aid
$14,000

Durham Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
100 responses
Average ACT
31
45 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Prom is always awesome
    22%
  • Cav domes
    14%
  • In the Pocket concerts, Zumbathon, fall play
    14%
  • Fall Formal Dance. It's held at a museum.
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Senior Challenge
    11%
  • Winter Musical
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,231
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,284
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,000
National
$184,700
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Durham Academy Reviews

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Durham Academy is a good school for college-prep. The small classes and individualized help allow students to follow their passions, whether in creating clubs, leadership opportunities, community service, and college counseling. The teachers genuinely care about students, although the teaching can be uneven between classes and grades without a core curriculum. Very heavy homework load, but great preparation for college-level work. Keep in mind that it can sometimes not be very tolerant of viewpoints (political and curriculum) other than the ones of the administration.
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Everything about the school is great. The teachers truly care about helping to give students the best education possible, and every one is very knowledgeable about the subject or subjects they teach. The school places an impressive amount of effort into helping students to prepare for life in college, and there are a wide variety of resources available for students to use to help them with choosing the right school. The athletics are incredible; there have been dozens of state championships won, and each team has excellent coaches and facilities at their disposal. There are also daily food trucks, as well as the always-stocked school store. Attending Durham Academy has truly been an amazing experience.
Durham Academy is an environment that brings out the best in every student. Whether students are interested in academics, athletics, the arts, or something entirely different, DA provides students with the resources and encouragement to pursue all of their passions.

The teachers and administrators at Durham Academy seek to stimulate their students by being examples of excellence in the community. There are not many schools where students learn from such a large number of incredible teachers. My freshman geometry teacher has been at the school for over 40 years and won countless teaching awards for his ability to connect with students and make complex tasks clear, and my current French teacher was hired just last year after finishing her Phd in French literature.

Whatever you are looking for in a school you can find it at Durham Academy, all while being in a place that will help you look inward and discover who you are and what you want to become.