Award Year: 2021

Pearsontown Elementary School

4915 Barbee Road
Durham, NC, 27713-1603

(919) 560-3964

Mr. Rodriguez Teal, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

Durham Public School District

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Pearsontown will provide a safe environment where learning is of primary importance and children can reach their greatest potential. We believe that this can be accomplished with a strong home school partnership. Coupled with quality and caring adults students will be able to gain the educational and social qualities needed to be a productive citizen.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 36%
  • White: 42%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 9%
2021 - Pearsontown Elementary School - Durham, NC

2021 - Pearsontown Elementary School - Durham, NC

The Pearsontown Elementary School community is committed to creating a continuous year-round learning environment that is holistic and hands-on in its approach. We inspire students to pledge their hearts to greater understanding of the world; their hands to quality work and service; and their heads to lifelong learning. Pearsontown students are therefore empowered to become critical thinkers, self-directed lifelong learners, quality producers, collaborative workers, community contributors, and responsible citizens.

Because we believe that all children learn in different ways and at different rates, we strive to offer a variety of student-centered delivery options to meet the needs of all our students. Teachers strive to create a productive, developmentally appropriate learning environment by providing diverse learning opportunities which promote student learning and ensure student success; address individual needs; encourage cooperative learning and freedom to express ideas and opinions; encourage creative expression; and involve interaction within the school and community. It is important for us to provide an integrated approach that shows students that learning does not take place in isolation, gives them a better understanding of how each subject relates to the real world, and helps them see the connections between what they are learning.