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Durham School of the Arts
  • Public, Magnet
  • DURHAM, NC

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Durham School of the Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in DURHAM, NC. It has 1,789 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
210 responses
Average ACT
27
170 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$58,905
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$224,100
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
  • Prom
    21%
  • Sound to Sea field trip in seventh grade
    13%
  • Winter assembly
    11%
  • Pep ralles
    10%
  • National Portfolio Day trip at DC
    8%
  • Theatre Shows
    8%
  • The coffee houses and talent shows
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,789
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 31 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,350 / year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 37 responses

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