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Durham, North Carolina Schools

Those relocating their families to Durham will be pleased to know that “Bull City” has some excellent educational opportunities for its young citizens.  Check out Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas’ guide to some of Durham’s best schools.

Elementary Schools

Pearsontown Elementary School of Durham earns acclaim from parents for its innovative teaching methods, advanced academics, and excellent, communicative teaching staff.

Parents and students love Little River Elementary, which earns high marks for its commitment to academic excellence, relaxed learning environment, and caring, inspiring faculty.

Middle Schools

At Voyager Academy, class sizes are kept small in order to give teachers more opportunities to give students individual attention. The lessons here are advanced but engaging, and the after-school programs are popular and well attended.

The Durham School of the Arts offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience for young artists. Parents are impressed with the creative growth they see in their children, and students feel comfortable in the respectful atmosphere that the school fosters.

High Schools

JD Clement Early College High School lives up to its name. The school’s test scores speak for themselves, and graduating pupils frequently earn scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges.

Kestrel Heights High School is known for offering a private school education without the hefty tuition bill. Parents laud the faculty for their commitment to helping each student reach their potential.



The GreatSchools Rating is a simple tool that helps you compare schools based on test scores and other available data, including student academic growth and college readiness.

Durham NC School Ratings from GreatSchools.org