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About This School

Durant Road Middle is a public middle school in Raleigh. The principal of Durant Road Middle is Mr Fred Sawyer, whose e-mail is fsawyer@wcpss.net. 1,318 students attend Durant Road Middle and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the 1,318 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Durant Road Middle is 15:1. Raleigh Progressive School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 49%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Asian 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 24%
Hispanic 14% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 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 26% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    amazing teachers staff enviorment academic tools and the libary rules yah!!!! very good i lovbit

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a track 2 parent and y child just started and i can only say thank you for being such a great school and reaching out to parents and making sure that all kids are successful and that failing is not an option! I thank the staff for for helping my daughter with getting over the sixth grade fears right away! I feel very safe with my child being in your hands all day! Hats off to you! Keep up the great work! God bless!

  • (2 years ago)

    as a 7th grade track two student I have to say this school was pretty scary at first I came from the Country side of NC and this was the city. Right when I walked into my social studies class a student walked up to me and was instantlly my best friend.then in y pre algebra class i made great friends. The teachers are very kind and understanding. I'd recomend my friends to go here. I'm sad because I had to leave Durant due to the assignment plan. I'm not very happy with the school I got. Wake forest rolesville has very bad reviews and Durant has excellent reviews.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a track 4 sixth grader my daughter loves this school! The teachers are excellent and supportive.The resource officer is outstanding with keeping the students in check and Principal Sawyer has very frequent phone "blasts" keeping parents informed of all school activities and pertinent news. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering a year round program. Helen G.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in 6th grade on TR1. The teachers are very committed to the students here. They work tirelessly on their lesson plans and on what they can do to make learning interesting. The science teacher has great experiments/labs for the children to do. The social studies teacher has projects that not only teach them the material but gives them a chance to be artistic/creative. The language arts teacher gives tests that really make the kids think instead of just reguratating facts. They offer an advanced math class in 6th grade. Each quarter the teachers have an awards ceremony to recognize achievements of all the children. Is a safe school. The PE offerings are above average. Facility is clean/well kept. The principal/ vice principals have a lot of face-time with students. The electives are lacking. Good communcation from teachers to parents through emails and websites. Uses SPAN for grades.

  • (5 years ago)

    minimal electives for 6th graders is a shame.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is energetic and committed to student achievement. Turnover of staff and administrators has made life inconsistent but positive change has begun to move through the building

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is amazing with working with all the kids

  • (9 years ago)

    In our two years with Durant Middle my student has been challenged and has experienced wonderful teachers. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports drama music dance club etc. Great school.

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