Average Teacher Salary in Durham Public Schools

The average teacher salary in Durham Public Schools is $41,006.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $25,019 $16,217 $19,325 $23,371 $28,933 $35,282
Kindergarten $39,651 $30,507 $33,858 $39,285 $46,152 $51,688
Elementary $45,129 $32,953 $37,101 $44,107 $52,392 $60,392
Middle school $46,318 $33,789 $37,716 $44,042 $53,131 $64,121
High school $48,917 $35,297 $39,479 $46,550 $56,356 $67,162

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General Facts

  • Staff: 4,694
  • Full time teachers: 2,394
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 12 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 617
  • Instructional Coordinators: 144
  • Elementary Teachers: 1,238
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 1,140
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 31,400

Financial Statistics for Durham Public Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $128,335,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $164,360,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $29,452,000
  • Total revenue: $322,147,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $164,596,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $190,063,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $43,344,000
  • Expenditures per student: $3,902,000
  • Total expenditures: $306,848,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $82,876,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $24,535,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Durham Public Schools

Elementary Schools within the Durham Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bethesda Elementary
2009 South Miami Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
919-560-3904
  • Total: 657
  • Kindergarten: 106
  • 1st grade: 119
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 124
  • 4th grade: 103
  • 5th grade: 108
14 to 1 46 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Burton Elementary
1500 Mathison Ave
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3908
  • Total: 328
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 57
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 49
10 to 1 33 Kindergarten 5th Grade
C C Spaulding Elementary
1531 South Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3974
  • Total: 275
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 38
  • 5th grade: 45
11 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Club Boulevard Elementary
400 West Club Blvd
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3918
  • Total: 509
  • Kindergarten: 90
  • 1st grade: 95
  • 2nd grade: 91
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 81
14 to 1 37 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Creekside Elementary
5321 Ephesus Church Rd
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3919
  • Total: 853
  • Kindergarten: 158
  • 1st grade: 171
  • 2nd grade: 157
  • 3rd grade: 132
  • 4th grade: 127
  • 5th grade: 108
15 to 1 57 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Dps Hospital School
Dumc Room 3605
Durham, NC 27710
919-684-5684
  • Total: 23
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 1
  • 3rd grade: 5
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 5th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 3
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 1
2 to 1 15 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
E K Powe Elementary
913 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
919-560-3963
  • Total: 372
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 52
9 to 1 40 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Easley Elementary
302 Lebanon Circlecle
Durham, NC 27712
919-560-3913
  • Total: 664
  • Kindergarten: 137
  • 1st grade: 115
  • 2nd grade: 107
  • 3rd grade: 124
  • 4th grade: 94
  • 5th grade: 87
15 to 1 43 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Eastway Elementary
610 North Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3910
  • Total: 577
  • Kindergarten: 104
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 110
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 97
  • 5th grade: 84
11 to 1 54 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Eno Valley Elementary
117 Milton Rd
Durham, NC 27712
919-560-3915
  • Total: 644
  • Kindergarten: 96
  • 1st grade: 107
  • 2nd grade: 85
  • 3rd grade: 113
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 134
13 to 1 49 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Fayetteville Street Elementary
2905 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3944
  • Total: 283
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 46
11 to 1 25 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Forest View Elementary
3007 Mount Sinai Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-560-3932
  • Total: 640
  • Kindergarten: 128
  • 1st grade: 111
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 107
  • 4th grade: 101
  • 5th grade: 77
13 to 1 50 Kindergarten 6th Grade
George Watts Elementary
700 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3947
  • Total: 314
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 51
  • 5th grade: 32
10 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Glenn Elementary
2415 East Geer St
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3920
  • Total: 728
  • Kindergarten: 120
  • 1st grade: 132
  • 2nd grade: 127
  • 3rd grade: 139
  • 4th grade: 111
  • 5th grade: 99
13 to 1 58 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hillandale Elementary
2730 Hillandale Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-560-3924
  • Total: 639
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 66
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 77
15 to 1 42 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Holt Elementary
4019 Holt School Rd
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3928
  • Total: 630
  • Kindergarten: 111
  • 1st grade: 99
  • 2nd grade: 107
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 115
  • 5th grade: 90
13 to 1 47 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hope Valley Elementary
3005 Dixon Rd
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3980
  • Total: 744
  • Kindergarten: 121
  • 1st grade: 124
  • 2nd grade: 118
  • 3rd grade: 134
  • 4th grade: 133
  • 5th grade: 114
14 to 1 52 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Little River Elementary
2315 Snow Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27712
919-560-3940
  • Total: 643
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 116
  • 2nd grade: 120
  • 3rd grade: 124
  • 4th grade: 96
  • 5th grade: 74
14 to 1 46 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mangum Elementary
9008 Quail Roost Rd
Bahama, NC 27503
919-560-3948
  • Total: 478
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 87
  • 3rd grade: 91
  • 4th grade: 63
  • 5th grade: 78
15 to 1 32 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Merrick-moore Elementary
2325 Cheek Rd
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3952
  • Total: 724
  • Kindergarten: 125
  • 1st grade: 108
  • 2nd grade: 127
  • 3rd grade: 117
  • 4th grade: 122
  • 5th grade: 125
13 to 1 57 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Morehead Montessori
909 Cobb St
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3954
  • Total: 186
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 27
  • 4th grade: 26
  • 5th grade: 26
11 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Oak Grove Elementary
3810 Wake Forest Rd
Durham, NC 27703
919-560-3960
  • Total: 615
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 114
  • 2nd grade: 111
  • 3rd grade: 109
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 86
13 to 1 49 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Parkwood Elementary
5207 Revere Rd
Durham, NC 27713
919-560-3962
  • Total: 666
  • Kindergarten: 92
  • 1st grade: 112
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 119
  • 4th grade: 135
  • 5th grade: 107
13 to 1 50 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Pearsontown Elementary
4915 Barbee Rd
Durham, NC 27713
919-560-3964
  • Total: 905
  • Kindergarten: 163
  • 1st grade: 165
  • 2nd grade: 166
  • 3rd grade: 154
  • 4th grade: 139
  • 5th grade: 118
15 to 1 59 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
R N Harris Elementary
1520 Cooper St
Durham, NC 27703
919-560-3967
  • Total: 385
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 75
  • 2nd grade: 74
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 50
12 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Southwest Elementary
1580 32nd St SW
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-8884
  • Total: 369
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 58
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 59
15 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
W G Pearson Elementary
600 East Umstead St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3988
  • Total: 652
  • Kindergarten: 107
  • 1st grade: 118
  • 2nd grade: 109
  • 3rd grade: 103
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 106
13 to 1 49 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Y E Smith Elementary
2410 East Main St
Durham, NC 27703
919-560-3900
  • Total: 358
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 51
12 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Durham Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Brogden Middle
1001 Leon St
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3906
  • Total: 767
  • 6th grade: 242
  • 7th grade: 252
  • 8th grade: 273
14 to 1 57 6th Grade 8th Grade
Chewning Middle
5001 Red Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3914
  • Total: 466
  • 6th grade: 147
  • 7th grade: 150
  • 8th grade: 169
10 to 1 47 6th Grade 8th Grade
Durham School Of The Arts
400 North Duke St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3926
  • Total: 1,455
  • 6th grade: 211
  • 7th grade: 199
  • 8th grade: 238
  • 9th grade: 244
  • 10th grade: 202
  • 11th grade: 196
  • 12th grade: 165
15 to 1 98 6th Grade 12th Grade
George L Carrington Middle
227 Milton Rd
Durham, NC 27712
919-560-3916
  • Total: 1,026
  • 6th grade: 369
  • 7th grade: 331
  • 8th grade: 326
15 to 1 70 6th Grade 9th Grade
James E Shepard Middle
2401 Dakota St
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3938
  • Total: 451
  • 6th grade: 164
  • 7th grade: 137
  • 8th grade: 150
15 to 1 30 6th Grade 8th Grade
Lowe's Grove Middle
4418 South Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27713
919-560-3946
  • Total: 610
  • 6th grade: 211
  • 7th grade: 184
  • 8th grade: 215
12 to 1 51 6th Grade 8th Grade
Neal Middle
201 Baptist Rd
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-3955
  • Total: 622
  • 6th grade: 211
  • 7th grade: 204
  • 8th grade: 207
11 to 1 57 6th Grade 9th Grade
Rogers-herr Middle
911 Cornwallis Rd
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3970
  • Total: 627
  • 6th grade: 218
  • 7th grade: 214
  • 8th grade: 195
14 to 1 46 6th Grade 8th Grade
Sherwood Githens Middle
4800 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3966
  • Total: 907
  • 6th grade: 304
  • 7th grade: 299
  • 8th grade: 304
14 to 1 65 6th Grade 9th Grade
W.g. Pearson Magnet Middle
600 East Umstead St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-2000
  • Total: 233
  • 6th grade: 105
  • 7th grade: 128
12 to 1 20 6th Grade 7th Grade

High Schools within the Durham Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Dps Hospital School
Dumc Room 3605
Durham, NC 27710
919-684-5684
  • Total: 23
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 1
  • 3rd grade: 5
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 5th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 3
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 1
2 to 1 15 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Durham School Of The Arts
400 North Duke St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3926
  • Total: 1,455
  • 6th grade: 211
  • 7th grade: 199
  • 8th grade: 238
  • 9th grade: 244
  • 10th grade: 202
  • 11th grade: 196
  • 12th grade: 165
15 to 1 98 6th Grade 12th Grade
Hillside High
3727 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3925
  • Total: 1,389
  • 9th grade: 431
  • 10th grade: 368
  • 11th grade: 356
  • 12th grade: 234
14 to 1 100 9th Grade 12th Grade
J D Clement Early College High School
712 Cecil St
Durham, NC 27707
919-530-7793
  • Total: 325
  • 9th grade: 99
  • 10th grade: 95
  • 11th grade: 72
  • 12th grade: 59
27 to 1 12 9th Grade 12th Grade
Middle College High School
1637 Lawson St
Durham, NC 27703
919-686-3815
  • Total: 103
  • 11th grade: 34
  • 12th grade: 69
26 to 1 4 11th Grade 12th Grade
New Technology High School At Hillside
3727 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-2000
  • Total: 189
  • 9th grade: 101
  • 10th grade: 88
15 to 1 12 9th Grade 10th Grade
Northern High
117 Tom Wilkinson Rd
Durham, NC 27712
919-560-3956
  • Total: 1,651
  • 9th grade: 509
  • 10th grade: 435
  • 11th grade: 395
  • 12th grade: 312
15 to 1 107 9th Grade 12th Grade
Riverside High
3218 Rose Of Sharon Rd
Durham, NC 27712
919-560-3965
  • Total: 1,966
  • 9th grade: 625
  • 10th grade: 499
  • 11th grade: 472
  • 12th grade: 370
16 to 1 122 9th Grade 12th Grade
Southern High
800 Clayton Rd
Durham, NC 27703
919-560-3968
  • Total: 1,125
  • 9th grade: 450
  • 10th grade: 376
  • 11th grade: 322
  • 12th grade: 275
13 to 1 88 9th Grade 12th Grade
Southern School Of Engineering At Southern High
800 Clayton Rd
Durham, NC 27703
919-560-2000
  • Total: 141
  • 9th grade: 77
  • 10th grade: 64
16 to 1 9 9th Grade 10th Grade

Other Schools within the Durham Public Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
C E Jordan High
6806 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3912
  • Total: 1,925
  • 9th grade: 604
  • 10th grade: 464
  • 11th grade: 459
  • 12th grade: 398
16 to 1 117 9th Grade 12th Grade
Lakeview School
3507 Dearborn Dr
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-2520
  • Total: 141
  • 6th grade: 5
  • 7th grade: 14
  • 8th grade: 22
  • 9th grade: 59
  • 10th grade: 23
  • 11th grade: 10
  • 12th grade: 8
5 to 1 27 6th Grade 12th Grade
Lakewood Elementary
2520 Vesson Ave
Durham, NC 27707
919-560-3939
  • Total: 420
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 65
10 to 1 41 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $23,156
  • Median family income: $53,223
  • Median male income: $26,786
  • Median female income: $22,972
  • Median income of a renter: $28,668
  • Median income of a home owner: $59,945
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    11,005 8,710 11,150 14,170 9,565