School Details

Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School

1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2696

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 338 students 27 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. 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

Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School is a public high school in Durham. The principal of Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School is Gloria Woods-Weeks, whose e-mail is gloria.woods-weeks 338 students attend Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 338 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School is 27:1. Hillside New Tech High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 51%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Clement Early College is one of the highest achieving schools in the Triangle. English I proficiency is at 99 percent and several other EOC courses are in the 90 percentile for proficiency. The staff students and parents work together so that every student is a success story. Our graduates in the past two years have earned scholarships to all of the NC system schools Columbia Yale Northwestern Howard Hampton SCAD and many others. The emphasis is on excellence. A great place to spend the school day!

  • (4 years ago)

    I can not say enough about JD Early College High School. I have a set of twins who have been in the program since 9th grade and are doing very well. I see structure love and convern for all of the children in the program. The staff work very hard to make sure that every child in the program is succesful especially those kids that really want to learn and go on to a higher education. It is a team effort. I love the factt that my children are not mixed up with a lot of side drama and the staff will let you know if you ask if your child is getting off of track. The Principal is wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    ECHS is a model school. We are far from perfect but we encourage our students to be responsible for their education. They have the opportunity to earn up to two years of actual college credit. Since all courses are taught at the honors level all teachers are expect to provide rigor in their teaching.

  • (6 years ago)

    JDC-ECHS is a non-traditional high school. There are smaller class sizes and teachers who really care and extend themselves to ensure student success. Students are immersed into the college atomsphere at the 11th grade. This school challenges students to reach their full potential.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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