Durham Schools

Known as Bull City, Durham is one of the fastest growing communities in the Triangle. This spectacular metro area offers countless educational opportunities for all ages, and it's also home to the prestigious Duke University. If you're considering a relocation to Durham with children, Linda Craft Team Realtors would love to serve as your real estate advisors. Not only can we help you find the perfect home, but we also have all the details you need to know about public, private, and charter school options.

Durham Public Schools

District Accolades

  • Top district for Board Certified teachers
  • Three schools on the US News & World Report Best High Schools list
  • A+ diversity rating from Niche.com

District Overview

  • 33,435 total students
  • 2,500+ total teachers
  • 54 total schools

Durham Elementary Schools

Curriculum and Special Programs

Special programs

Durham Public Schools offers unique curriculum opportunities that you won't find in any other district. In fact, DPS has quite a few magnet and speciality schools to help children develop academically while focusing on their special interests. Here are just a few of the district's programs and institutions:

  • North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics
  • City of Medicine Academy
  • Durham School of the Arts
  • School for Creative Studies
  • Hospital School (with Duke University)
  • Hub Farm
  • "Farm to school" meals
  • Clubs and honor societies


Regardless of grade level, each student attending Durham Public Schools benefits from a child-centered approach to learning. Here are just a few of the curriculum opportunities available to children through DPS:

  • Sports programs
  • Arts and music
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • CTE courses
  • Early college
  • Special education
  • AIG (gifted) services

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School Disclaimer

The information on this page is as accurate as possible, but it is also subject to change at any time. Linda Craft Team Realtors advises all parents to contact their local school board or a specific institution before making any decisions.