School Details

E K Powe Elementary

913 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 560-3963
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 402 students 9 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
49%
61%
40%
49%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
42%
54%
30%
42%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
47%
56%
36%
43%
54%
59%
55%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

E K Powe Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham. The principal of E K Powe Elementary is Michael Somers, whose e-mail is michael.somers@dpsnc.net. 402 students attend E K Powe Elementary and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 72% of the 402 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at E K Powe Elementary is 9:1. Carter Community Charter is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 36% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 51%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 19%
Asian 1.0% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't have any complaints at all about EK Powe. My daughter is just finishing her first year there and we refused to move to Greenville and commute to keep my daughter there. I wish we could stay. There is great parental involvement and the teachers work well. My daughters kindergarten teacher has my daughter doing and learning new things everyday. The data manager could use some more niceness if I had to come up with a complaint. LOL.

  • (1 year ago)

    teachers and staff are very passionate. though my son is sopposed to be here for only 1 year they treat him very well suck as ESL class for him. But I think it would be better if they feedback...

  • (2 years ago)

    This is our neighborhood school and we could not be happier with it! The kindergarten teachers are the absolute best and I have heard nothing but good things about teachers in other grades! The community is amazing and dedicated - we are so excited to be a part of it. The teachers/parents at Powe really take advantage of every opportunity to create unique and wonderful learning environments (e.g. partnering with Schoolhouse of Wonder to have walking field trips touring local farms working with students at Duke and NCSSM to explore science chess etc). The afterschool program is fabulous and full of amazing art. Great great great school all around!

  • (2 years ago)

    Very nice school with the teachers so kind and interesting that we love them very much. my kid likes the maths and spelling classes. Thanks for their cares and interesting classes for the multinational students!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love E.K. Powe because it has become a community in and of itself. I love that within one month of the start of kindergarten my daughter knew the names of all the teachers and administrators and they knew hers. I love that they promote many avenues towards learning and try to find the right learning style of every student. I love their inclusivity their faculty their administration their parent community but mostly the students. And I love that the students love and respect each other. Thank you for this opportunity to share my profound feelings about a truly unique institution.

  • (4 years ago)

    E.K. Powe is a small school with a big heart. Dedicated teachers and committed parents create a great community for teaching children. It's a wonderful place to be.

  • (5 years ago)

    It serves a diverse neighborhood with many interesting programs and it is a partner with Duke University to improve student achievement and build town-gown relations.

  • (7 years ago)

    EK Powe teachers are very dedicated and love their students and families. The school has a very diverse population which makes for a wonderful atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance. Keep working hard soaring eagles...you will continue to SOAR!

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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