Durham School Of The Arts

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400 N Duke St

Durham, NC 27701

(919) 560-3926

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Grades: 6 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,200

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Durham School Of The Arts

DSA is alright. We have two children there and are unimpressed. For one child, it works well, but for the other is really doesn't make a difference. In fact, it made her attitude worse. Now that she's there....she's become a snob. The DSA kids think they are better than everyone else yet really don't ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/15

Hard to be much better. My daughter graduated from DSA year before last and finished her first year at Berklee College o Music with nothing but praise. My son is now in the eighth grade and had his first B wait C last year. He was a straight A student prior. The classes are not cake. We feel very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/17/14

We are a new family at DSA (High School), we've come from 9 years of attending a small private school. This has been a perfect transition for our family and our daughter. Although this school is very large it has a very intimate feel. The teachers are young and energetic, they have been excellent. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/25/13

A lot of people I know have applied to this school, but very few got in. As it is a a performing arts school in all. But however, I'm pretty upset with the staff quality. If you decide to message the principal (in which I did) it took EXACTLY four months for a reply. And it was just around three sentences. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/23/13

Durham School of the Arts is one of a kind. It has exceptional teachers, exceptional guidance and staff and a amazing principal. The dedication of all of these helped us through some difficult times. The academics and arts programs are a treasure!

Posted by a parent on 03/16/13

This school has many good things to offer it's students. Most of the teachers and programs at this school are very good, but I am sorry to say that the front office staff at this school is the rudest I have ever delt with at any school before. The ladies at this school's front office answer the phone ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/24/12

Pure luck that my son got in to DSA. His life has turned a page. He started at DSA in the 6th and now he is a 8th grader. He starts to enjoy Shakespeare, creative writing, music and art. I have to say that seeing my son's growth and changes in just a little bit than 2 yrs of time at DSA, not only has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/27/12

My daughter started @ DSA in the 6th grade and will be a senior this year. It has been a positive experience overall and my daughter has really enjoyed the diversity and opportunities that DSA has provided. My only complaint - this is not the usual neighborhood school so it seems difficult to get parental ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/10

This school fosters an atmosphere of respect, academic achievement and tolerance that I have not seen at any other high school. Students learn through arts based and project based ideologies that nurture the students who struggle and allow the strong students to shine. The teachers provide different ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/02/10

Culture of respect coupled with academic excellence. DSA's arts-based curriculum gives kids the opportunity to expand their horizons. My children both want to be scientists but an arts education is also helping them to think outside the box.

Posted by a parent on 10/05/09

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Test Year: 2012
Durham School Of The Arts
Durham Public Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Durham schools — Durham School Of The Arts is located at 400 N Duke St, Durham NC 27701. 400 N Duke St is in the 27701 ZIP code in Durham, NC The school district for Durham School Of The Arts is the Durham Public Schools. Durham School Of The Arts is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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