Pearsontown Elementary School

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Board Of Education

Durham, NC 27713

(919) 560-3964

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 878

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Pearsontown Elementary School

Our son is in 1st grade, and we are continuously impressed with the teachers, staff and quality of education he is receiving. Concerned about the challenge level of Durham schools? Please tour this school. The teaching staff sincerely cares for their students even with the challenges they face from the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/14

My daughter has moved through the DPS system from Pearsontown to Rogers-Herr to Hillside New Tech, so I can speak with hindsight. This was a good school at the time. I hope is still is. We loved the year-round schedule, and she had great, experienced teachers. Overall it was a good experience, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/10/14

I have been teaching at this school for over five years. I've stayed for a number of reasons. One, because the of the diversity of our school ( all aspects of diversity). Two, because of my fellow teachers! Parents complained about us acting as if it's a social arena instead of teaching, well, yes ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/17/13

There are a handful of quality teachers, and the rest are just there to get a paycheck. This school has lost all the qualities of a good educational institution. The teachers used to care about their students, but now they all just walk around talking to each other, and not actually teaching students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/16/13

pearsontown, just wasn't for us they have many bullying issues that are not going to get fixed anytime soon. After all my sons best friend was getting bullied just because he was australian.

Posted by a parent on 09/02/13

I I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! This is the BEST school in Durham!!! The quality of education at our school is amazing. We strive to meet the needs of ALL of our students at Pearsontown. We have excellent teachers and teacher assistants. The MAIN focus for teachers and teacher assistants at Pearsontown is ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/28/12

Hard working teachers, teaching assistants and staff are the people you will find at Pearsontown Elementary School. This year has been a challenging one for everyone one at Pearsontown, all the staff and the parents. Each day I come to work excited to be with my students, I seek advise from colleagues ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/27/12

I love my school and I love my students. If I could not work at Pearsontown, I would not be a teacher. I have had offers for much more money based on my prior experiences. The reason Pearsontown has AIG students in classes with only certified teachers is based on a North Carolina General Statute. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/27/12

The reputation of Pearsontown changed before the current principal arrived. The last principal left a chaotic mess at the school while revamping some of the programs. Stop pointing fingers at each other and try to solve the problem. Maybe the current principal could adjust her leadership style. However, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/26/12

Pearsontown is not what it seems.It is not one of the top schools in DPS. The current principal is not bad. It could be worse. She is an advocate of at risk kids and provides tutoring before and afterschool as well as intervention. I also like how child care services are provided for select students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/26/12

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Test scores for Pearsontown Elementary School

EOG* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Pearsontown Elementary School
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 — Pearsontown Elementary School is located at Board Of Education, Durham NC 27713. Board Of Education is in the 27713 ZIP code in Durham, NC The school district for Pearsontown Elementary School is the Durham Public Schools. Pearsontown Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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