Testimonials for Pearsontown

Parent Nick Tise's story

I was on the fence of charter vs. public vs. private school here in Durham. I looked at several “Schools of Choice” and also my neighborhood school. What I saw at those schools really brightened my outlook — smart kids, a challenging curriculum for kindergartners, a good student to teacher ratio, and diversity in both race and socioeconomic status. Little did I know that my initial good feelings were only trumped when my son began kindergarten at Pearsontown Year Round Elementary School.

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Parent Holly McCormick's story

My daughter has attended Pearsontown Elementary for the past two years. Last year was a bit rocky as her teacher was on medical leave for most of the school year. However, this year we have had an excellent experience. Overall, Pearsontown represents what Durham is, a cultural melting pot. We love the ethnic diversity and feel confident that our children are experiencing what the world is really about.

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Parent Aretha Burford Rice's story

I am a proud Panda parent from Pearsontown Elementary school. My daughter is in second grade and loves it. This year is our first experience in the Durham public school system. I must say getting accepted in Pearsontown has been a wonderful transition. Leaving private school was quite a big decision for us but we wanted a more rounded atmosphere for our daughter to evolve in.

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Parent Sarah's story

I was nervous about my son starting kindergarten, but from the beginning of the school year, his teacher made school and learning fun. She has made the effort to keep parents informed about what is happening each week in the classroom and ways that we can help our students at home. I am amazed by what the kids have learned this year.

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Parent Lisa B.'s story

What I like about Pearsontown Elementary is the faculty and the relationship that is formed with the child and parents. They extend a helping hand to meet the needs of the parents and the child. The faculty’s flexibility having parents in the classroom only enhances the support for the child.

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