Durham Elementary School

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4803 Brinkman St

Houston, TX 77018

(713) 613-2527

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 525

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Durham Elementary School

We chose Durham over a spot at another IB school (currently ranked 9 on Great Schools vs. Durham's 3). The school feels like a community from the principal, who is incredibly approachable and involved, to the teachers to the parents. I'm extremely pleased with the academic progress my child has made ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/14

My son started pre-k at Durham this fall. I was very hesitant to make the switch from a very small, private preschool, but he is having an amazing year. His teacher is nothing short of a phenom, Academically, his growth has been insane; he went from knowing his capital letters to trying write in about ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/14

We are going on our 4th year at Durham. What an amazing school with great teachers and administrators. The school is now one of 5 World IB schools in the district. This is huge! ... Other schools in our area get the attention, but Durham is a best kept secret in the neighborhood! The current principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/14

Durham is full of caring, smart, and educated teachers. I am at teacher myself there, and see great work being done. I see teaching and learning taking place that is very similar/compatible to "top ranked" Houston elementary schools I have visited. If our ranking is lower because we service lower income ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 04/30/14

Durham is a small town school in a big city. It is a rare gem with administrators who care!

Posted by a parent on 04/18/14

My school is a great neighborhood and community resource, filled with caring teachers, dedicated staff, willing students, and involved parents. It is constantly improving under the guidance of a new principal and has just become an International Baccalaureate Program school.

Posted by a other on 04/18/14

I am very proud of our little neighborhood school and am happy to send my child there. Our newly authorized IB program (which has been in practice for over three years) is making this school more in demand than ever before. After several years of turmoil we have finally found a principal that is a great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

This is a neighborhood school that is only getting better and better. Though it has had problems with principal turnover, the current principal has a vision for Durham's future and the necessary forethought to get the school there. I will also add that the school won IB World School status this year, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

As a parent of a third grader switching from another school, I am very grateful for the quick and positive assistance in the transition for my son. It has been a challenging year but grateful to the administrator, magnate coordinator, teachers, school nurse, diagnostician and the administrative assistants ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

We have been at Durham Elementary for 6 years now. I have a 5th grader and a 1st grader. I have been more than pleased with every single teacher that both of my girls have had. Not only their primary teacher but all of the staff at Durham as well. I am a very "picky" mom and one that usually can find ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

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Test scores for Durham Elementary School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Durham Elementary School
Houston Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Houston schools — Durham Elementary School is located at 4803 Brinkman St, Houston TX 77018. 4803 Brinkman St is in the 77018 ZIP code in Houston, TX The school district for Durham Elementary School is the Houston Isd. Durham Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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