Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Durham School of the Arts

Durham, NC


Durham School of the Arts
401 North Duke Street
Durham, NC  27701
Phone: 919-560-3926
Durham County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 6-12
Enrollment: 1,619
Type: Regular School    
Durham School of the Arts

Durham School of the Arts


Metro Area Ranking

#9
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Durham School of the Arts is ranked #9 of 43 of the best middle schools in Durham and surrounding areas (79th percentile). Cick the link to see all 43 middle schools.


#7
Metro Area High School Ranking: Durham School of the Arts is ranked #7 out of 27 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (74th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#70
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Durham School of the Arts is ranked #70 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (90th percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


#60
Statewide High School Ranking: Durham School of the Arts is ranked #60 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (88th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Durham School of the Arts is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Durham County, NC. Durham School of the Arts has an enrollment of approximately 1,619 students and serves grades 6-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

99.5
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Durham School of the Arts had a Student Growth Score of 99.5. This placed Durham School of the Arts in the 99th percentile of 2423 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 21.4 76th 17.2
Math 21.1 65th 18.8
Reading 23 77th 19.1
Science 21.7 72nd 18.9
Writing 18.4 77th 14.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Durham School of the Arts stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 6

 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 16% - Level 1
 16% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 12% - Level 1
 12% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 15% - Level 1
 15% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 14% - Level 1
 14% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 40% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 6% - Level 1
 6% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 7% - Level 1
 7% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 60% - Level 4 (Solid)
 60% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 12% - Level 1
 12% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 543
Math 531
Composite Score 1074
SAT Participation Rate 68 %

Durham School of the Arts had an average SAT score of 1074 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #43 out of 490 NC high schools (91st percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Durham School of the Arts was 68% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 94% - Durham School of the Arts
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 94% - Durham School of the Arts
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 3%
 Asian - 3%
 Black - 35%
 Black - 35%
 Hispanic - 24%
 Hispanic - 24%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 33%
 White - 33%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Durham School of the Arts for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2015-2016 school year. Rankings for Durham School of the Arts and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
George Watts Elementary School 7 0.4 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Morehead Montessori Magnet School 9 1.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
E K Powe Elementary School 3 1.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Club Boulevard Elementary School 3 1.3 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Eastway Elementary School 1 1.5 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Brogden Middle, Durham School 2 1.5 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Lakewood Montessori Middle School 8 1.7 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
C C Spaulding Elementary School 1 1.7 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Durham's Performance Learning Center 1 1.8 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Burton Elementary School 4 2.0 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Lakewood Elementary School 1 2.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Y E Smith Elementary School 1 2.3 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Middle College High School at DTCC 9 2.4 miles Durham, NC Regular 11-12
City of Medicine Academy 7 2.5 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
R N Harris Elementary School 4 2.5 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Rogers-Herr Middle School 8 2.6 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
James E Shepard Middle School 2 2.6 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Fayetteville Street Elementary School 1 2.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Lakeview School 1 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Sherwood Githens Middle School 2 3.0 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8