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1520 Cooper St, Durham, NC 27703 , Tel: +1 (919) 560-3967 Durham Public School District

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R N Harris Elementary Ratings & Reviews

January 14, 2015 Submitted by a parent
Our child started Kindergarten here in the Fall (we got a spot through the magnet lottery) and she has absolutely loved it. It has a very low teacher turnover rate - far below the district or state average. Principal Pugh has a clearly evident commitment to the success of the students and the school. Harris has a low student:teacher ratio, giving the students more attention. The "cafetorium" is packed on event nights. The curriculum is well established and the environment is structured and conducive to learning. Uses a positive reinforcement system to encourage good behavior.
September 23, 2013 Submitted by a parent
My child attended this school for kindergarten and transferred to another school before first grade. The violin program was great and I could tell the teachers and staff had good intentions, and the curriculum was outstanding. The year ended with advanced reading skills (couldn't read at the beginning of the year), a love for writing (didn't write at the beginning of the year) and playing the violin (ditto), yet my child was so ready to transfer to a new school, I was happy that it came through. The environment at RN Harris is extremely regimented, which may be good and necessary for some kids - my child needed another approach. LOVED going to preschool but lost that feeling during kindergarten (it's back now). As a parent, it was hard to participate. Staff verbally encouraged parents to volunteer but made it difficult by not confirming needs, not supporting the PTA, informing parents of school events and meetings the day before and much more. Proactive communication and proactive parent inclusion would be great assets to the school community. This said, if I had to, I would have given it another year, just in case that year was an anomaly.
July 17, 2011 Submitted by a parent
My daughter is finished Kindergarten at R.N. Harris in June & will be starting in August for 1st grade. She absolutely loves school & is always looking foward to what they'll be doing. I couldn't belive the work she was coming home with in Kindergarten, but it makes me feel that much more confident that she is getting a great education.
September 30, 2008 Submitted by a parent
I am a parent of a 2nd grade child that goes to R. N. Harris Magnet School and all I can say is WoW! My husband and I previously toured the school with the principal before applying and were impressed then. The principal, the staff and the teachers are friendly, caring yet efficent when it comes to my daughter's needs from the bus transporting her to having her in an accelarated class. The Core knowledge Curriculm is so much better than the traditional alone that most schools only offer. And I know first hand because I am an educator myself. My Daughter also loves the strings program and dance that is offered weekly as well. Thank you R.N. Harris for educating my little one to be better equipped for the world ahead! Proud Parents of R. N Harris Magnet School!
October 01, 2007 Submitted by a parent
Best secret in Durham! My son has attended this school for 3.2 years. I love the Core Knowledge curriculum. Core incorporates social studies into daily learning. Instead of social studies and history being a separate subject, (which rarely happens at the elementary level) it is included in daily study of math, reading,and art. For example, (in second grade) during math time the kids had an Indian bizarre. Students brought in 10 items to 'sell' to each other for rupees. Many lessons were learned in this activity, such as managing money, negotiation, relating to others, understanding of a different culture, not to mention math. How cool is that? And that was not the only creative in-class learning event like that that year. They also had a Chinese New years celebration which involved building and constructing a dragon for a parade, a tai chi demonstration, sampling Chinese food with chopsticks. *Small close-knit*
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    Apartments and homes for rent near R N Harris Elementary

    Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at R N Harris Elementary, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of R N Harris Elementary, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 289 apartments for rent available in this part of Durham. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near R N Harris Elementary is currently at ARIUM Pinnacle Ridge, renting for $740 per month, but if $5,087 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Heights South LaSalle. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

    Things you should know about R N Harris Elementary

    Before you start packing, make sure R N Harris Elementary is really the best option for your child. To recap, R N Harris Elementary is a well-known public PK-5 school in Durham. It is located at 1520 Cooper St, Durham, NC 27703 and it is the second home of 399 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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