Durham County School Information

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Public, Magnet, and Charter Schools

Durham Public Schools

Durham County Public School System

Durham Public Schools offers traditional schools, magnet programs, year-round calendar schools, and small specialty high schools. They are one of the top 30 districts in the nation, as of 2015, for employing National Board Certified Teachers. They also have a partnership with Duke Children's Hospital to allow chronically ill and hospitalized children remain in school.

22 Schools make up the Magnet program for Durham County. Magnet Schools provide innovative approaches to learning and goals include to reduce high concentrations of poverty, promote diverse populations, maximize use of school facilities, and provide expanded educational opportunities.


Private Academies

As of 2016, Durham County is home to 32 independent and religious private academies. See the full list here.

To learn more about the private schools in Durham County, visit the North Carolina Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education website for more details. You can also find information on homeschooling on this website.


Colleges and Universities

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