School Details

Durant Road Elementary

9901 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4220
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 950 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

60%
61%
47%
54%
57%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
59%
48%
50%
54%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
62%
48%
45%
51%
40%
50%
57%
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
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Durant Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of Durant Road Elementary is Ms Teresa Winstead and can be contacted at twinstead@wcpss.net. 950 students go to Durant Road Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the 950 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Durant Road Elementary is 14:1. Wildwood Forest Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 49%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Asian 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 24%
Hispanic 17% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My son has been in Durant Road ES for several months and loves it there. The teachers and the staff seem to love their kob here and pay attention to kids and the parents. The assessments take place every week and each student is challenged at their own pace. It looks like the kids are happy to be there. My son has made great friends and is doing excellent in his studies as well. We feel very lucky to have him in this school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Great school with wonderful staff! Great teachers and a good amount of parent involvement. Love the front office staff!

  • (2 years ago)

    i love this s school the staff the teachers strong principal every thing is perfect i would like to give it 9 out of ten

  • (3 years ago)

    My hats go off to the teachers as the handle large classroom sizes (up to 31)! Most discipline is handled in the classrooms from what I can see and have been privy to as little support is offered by administration. Much of the inappropriate behavior is ignored and appears unreported. I say this because office referral soccer chats and actual reported school data we hear through PTA do not add up the same. If true is this a conspiracy ! My opinion is the current administration is burned out and/or overwhelmed and not prepared to handle the current population. It is a shame to see great teachers leave this school due to frustrations and little support. Several left mid-year school year 2010/2011. Turn over with assistant principals has been unreasonably high (in last 5 years there have been 6 new faces holding that position). K 5 grades add up to six years; when they are good years they go by quickly the last 3 or 4 on this campus have been well-tolerated by many students and parents in addition to teachers too afraid to speak up.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been in this school the last year and a half. We've loved the teachers and staff. They seem to truly care about the kids and how they are progressing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. We have attended since 3rd grade the leadership is fantastic and teachers seem to really care about the development of their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is average but used to be above average. It could be so much better than it currently is. They have made improvements recently but there is still work to be done.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Durant since Kindergarten and has just completed 2nd grade. We love it she has always had wonderful teachers and is well above in her reading level due to her teachers pushing her to read. We are moving this year and I hate the thought of her going to a new school....

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is simply OK. We moved here in the middle of my daughters 4th grade year and I don't think she's learned much in the last year. The teachers are nice and helpful but the school is old and run down with lots of trailers for classrooms. I am looking forward to my daughter going to Middle School next year and being out of this school. She is AG and they only offer a 35min. AG pull out program once a week! She is not being as challanged as I would like.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school teachers are very helpfully in the development of my son

  • (8 years ago)

    There is sometimes a thing as too much parent involvement! Since my daughter has attended this school I have had to make sure that I help her understand her homework which is fine. The problem is I've also had to pursue outside tutoring because the teachers refuse to provide assistance outside of the classroom. The teachers and the principals talk a very good game. It's left up to the parent to ensure that your child has the best education possible by any means necessary excluding the teachers help.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Principle does a horrible job at this school. No interaction with the students no interactions with the teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great public school. Tremendous parent involvement. High quality of teachers. My son is a fifth grader there and we have been delighted about every grade k-5.

  • (9 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school! My son is in K and has done exceptionally well. I love how the teachers expect the parents to be involved with their children's education. The students are learning not only how to read to write and how to do math but are also learning life skills.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great teachers and parents! This is an awesome elementary!

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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