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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
J.D. Clement Early College High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Durham, NC. It has 354 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About J.D. Clement Early College High School...
School District
Durham Public Schools
Address
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Telephone
(919) 560-2696
Website

J.D. Clement Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
90 responses
Average ACT
23
71 responses
AP Enrollment
1%
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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
$52,115
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$183,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Eagle Day
    37%
  • Early Release Day or Teacher Workday
    27%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Award Day
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
354
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,293
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.4%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,345/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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My experience at J.D. Clement Early College was remarkable! This school has shaped me in ways that other schools can't. Not only has it prepared me academically, but assisted in making me a better version of myself. This school prepares us for college while aiding us in free tuition and books! The school gives all of their students an opportunity to earn up to two free years of college! It is located on the campus of North Carolina Central University and authorizes students to take classes on campus independently! Although it's small and very different from other high schools, you get the chance to build relationships and connections with your whole class and teachers.
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My experience at J.D Clement Early College High School was been extremely amazing! It has great opportunities! For example, students are able to take FREE college courses. Additionally, students are always informed of scholarships, test improvement resources, and programs/internships. The environment is really small but it allows students to communicate advantageously with other classmates and teachers. There aren't any sports available at the school but students are allowed to play for their district schools. I took advantage of this opportunity and I was satisfied. Overall, any diligent and or intelligent student would definitely enjoy this school. It can be stressful at times, but the school is worth it.
JDC Early College High school was a small and interpersonal school that allowed you to earn up to 2 years of college credit. It sits within the middle of NCCU, a historically black university university and the high school students get to interact early in a college setting, as well as year college credit. Tuition is free, books are provided, all of it is free! At the high school portion, you get to know your teachers and peers personally, which is an advantage when needing recommendations (even the college teachers will do that if you get to know them!). One disadvantage is that the school is so small that there is no sports team, so you would have to sign up with another school within the district and travel there to be able to do sports.