School Details

George Watts Elementary

700 Watts Street, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3947
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 339 students 10 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

43%
35%
47%
49%
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

62%
36%
48%
54%
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

47%
39%
48%
49%
31%
40%
39%
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

George Watts Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham. The principal of George Watts Elementary is Patti Crum, who can be contacted at patti.crum@dpsnc.net. 339 students go to George Watts Elementary and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 57% of the 339 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at George Watts Elementary is 10:1. Carter Community Charter is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 19%
Hispanic 34% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We feel so lucky to have benefited from the public Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten so far at George Watts Montessori! The teachers in our daughter's class have helped her excel at learning to read and write and have stimulated her creative interests in arts math and science. She has also really enjoyed working in the edible garden. The use of the "grace and courtesy" philosophy throughout the school sets a wonderful tone for learning. We have enjoyed going to many activities at the school. We have also appreciated the diversity in the classroom although this does mean some test scores are lagging and hurts the "great schools rating." Don't be fooled just by the numbers. This is a GREAT SCHOOL.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is fantastic! My child has learned so much! He has the most amazing teacher!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and administration are just so caring about the children and do a great job of involving the parents and community as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has received an excellent education at Watts. He has gotten a huge amount of one-on-one attention from tutors and teachers and has made fantastic progress. The diversity is fantastic and the atmosphere is very safe and positive. I highly recommend this school despite the test scores. I almost put my son in private school but am so glad we decided on Watts instead.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 children enrolled at Watts and they love it. It is a Montessori so it has multi-age classrooms and many hands on activities to helps the children learn. The school has a very diverse population and great parent participation across all demographics.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter started in Pre-K at Watts and had a great time and a great teacher. The children love to learn in their Montessori classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has really helped my son a lot with his reading and math. Great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school for children with special needs.

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