School Details

Burton Elementary

1500 Mathison Street, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3908
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 364 students 10 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

14%
35%
47%
14%
35%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
36%
48%
20%
32%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
39%
48%
21%
31%
40%
48%
36%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Burton Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham. The principal of Burton Elementary is Tekeisha Mitchell and can be contacted at tekeisha.ford@dpsnc.net. 364 children attend Burton Elementary and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 96% of the 364 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Burton Elementary is 10:1. R N Harris Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 19%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended this school last school year and it was a delight for her to attend. The staff was very friendly and the foreign language program was great! My child learned a lot. I would recommend this school to anyone that wants that extra special something that a reg public school can not offer.

  • (7 years ago)

    If you look at the ratings for different groups it's clear that some groups are performing better than others. The reason for this is simple Burton has a lot of disadvantaged students in addition to a significant number of students who are not disadvantaged. I think Burton has great teachers who are working hard to reach kids in all these groups but the school ratings used here punish any school with a large percent of disadvantaged kids. My daughter is gifted and works hard and she has educated parents. The gifted programs at Burton have been really good for her. Clearly not all kids are performing equally well. I think the school is doing very well though and rating schools by comparing performance for all kids in the same way regardless of their background doesn't do a good job of representing the good job this school is doing.

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