About Durham Public Schools
When You are Relocating to a New Town as a Parent You Certainly Want to Know About the School System.
In Durham (and Durham County) there is Single Unified School District.
Serving, 32,000 Diverse Students from All Ethnic, Socio-Economic, and Cultural Backgrounds, the DPS is a Large District that has Experienced Explosive Growth as Durham becomes a more Desirable Place to Live.
DPS Offers Traditional Schools, Magnet Programs, a Year Round Calendar, and Small Specialty High Schools.
Three of DPS' High Schools are on US News & World Report's Best High Schools List for 2018.
DPS Offers Early College High School and the Durham School of the Arts.
DPS has a Focus on Farm to School Meal Choices and Breakfast is Free for All Students Regardless of Income
DPS has an extensive program of Academically and Intellectually Gifted Students as well as a Skilled Exceptional Children Program.
A Unique Thing is that DPS Partner's with Duke Children's Hospital to Allow Chronically Ill and Hospitalized Patients to Remain in School while staying in the Hospital.
Student Racial Composition
African American: 41.6%
American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander: 6.6%
Total (Excluding Pre-K): 31,333
High School: 10
Teacher Salary: $40,425-$78,415
Total Employees: 5,054
Budget: $460.5 Million