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Charles E Jordan Sr High School
6806 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3912
public | 9-12
County: Durham

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  School Head OfficialYear
Jerome Leathers2012
  EmailYear
jerome.leathers @dpsnc.net2012
  Students Getting Free LunchYear
21%2009
  DateWhoComments
10/13/2012studentI am currently a sophomore at Jordan and it is a very great school. I am currently ranked number one and I have found that it is a great school with academic challenges. Before Jordan I had no trouble sliding through school with out working at all , however I have learned how to study and how to work by way of rigorous APs and challenging honors courses. I have loved my teachers, majority of them generally care about us students and are readily available when we need help. I have also found the social aspects of Jordan to be wonderful, we have amazing sports teams, minus our football team who just lost the homecoming game, and I find that they are a great social outlet. Many of the students come to the football games regardless of the fact that we are loosing to see our friends. The administration is wonderful, and very caring. I have personally made an appointment to talk to the principle about fundraising and he listened and he was fully supportive of me and he still remembers me to this day and checks up on me. I would recommend Jordan 100%, it is a wonderful school.
4/18/2012parentMy child is a freshman at Jordan. The school is OK as far as safety, teacher involvement and other standard measurements. The school does have a very strong liberal bias. Freshman Focus class which is a required class is mostly an introduction into the liberal ideas. Some teachers (again freshman focus) have said they do not want parents input.
3/1/2012parentJordan High has nurtured my son and enabled him to excel. He will attend a top university next year thanks to the excellent instruction he has received from some highly capable and motivated teachers. The resources are there, but the student body is a very heterogeneous mix of motivation, talent, and home support. The new principal is a huge disappointment- too bad the last one stayed for such a short time.
11/10/2011studentI am a freshman at Jordan high school and so far I absolutely love the quality of the teahcers. i feel as if i am in a safe environment and the variety of class selection really helps me to strtive for my goal and career. The sports program is highly recomendable and jordan's men soccer team is often ranked number 10 in the nation.
3/16/2011parentMy child has grown exponentially since she has attended Jordan High School. They offer a high variety of classes to choose from. The teachers are very polite and highly qualified. The sports program is amazing, and the soccer team is consistantly ranked in the top 10 of the nation. My daughter says that the unusual AB/Block schedule is highly effective. I recommend Jordan High to all students in the area.
9/29/2010studentI graduated from Jordan in May 2007 and I am so thankful for the preparation I received while I was there. While I was at Jordan I took advantage of the Honors and AP programs. I came to UNC prepared and did not have much trouble adjusting to the college work load. While at Jordan I had some incredible educators who held me to high standards. Also, the diversity at Jordan is another one of it's strong suits. There still needs to be a greater push to diversify the upper level courses, but I am encouraged when I think back on the friends I made and have kept since I was a student at Jordan High Shool.
10/28/2009studentI been to Jordan for ninth and tenth grade and I loved it a lot. The school was perfect and everyone there was so nice to me. It wasn't like Hillside with too much violence. I got kicked out and went to Hillside and that school had a lot of problems. I have to tell parents that Jordan is a better school. I never had problems there like at Lowe's Grove middle school.
9/16/2009parentBecause it has a lot of academic courses for students and they will go out of there way to help your child succeed in school as well as out of school.
8/14/2009parentJordan High School is highly over rated, The lack of leadership is sad and the teacher(new) have no control of thier class
3/31/2009parentJordan High School lacks leadership from the principal. While there are excellent teachers, they are sefl-motivated. The principal is not open to parental involvement and makes excuses for issues rather than addressing them. Overall, I am disappointed with the experience with my current sophomore.
1/19/2009parentWide range of programs for all kids. Teacher really care.
8/28/2008parentMy son is now a sophomore and though we are still pleased with the school over-all I will say that electives are slim pickings and not necessarily elected by the student rather forced upon due to availability.
2/27/2008parentWe moved out of Durham in order to get our son away from there. I am retired (military) and have had 5 kids in 8 different school systems and this was by far the worst (Southwest Elementary in Durham was awful too, but safety was ok). Whenever I went in Jordon to deliver something to my son or pick him up, , police officers were there. I think they stationed there permanently.
8/16/2007parentI loved jordan. The sports and academics were wonderful and trouble is easily avoided as long as student do not seek it out. The resources and A.P. courses offered were more than enough to ensure hardworking students can present an impressive application to colleges. In my experience the teachers were, as a majority, wonderful people and very capable educators.
5/13/2007parentAwful. My daughter regularly witnessed fights at the school. No respect, comraderie among students. Faculty is sub par compared to other school districts I am familiar with.
5/11/2006parentJordan is actually two schools in one. One school consists of the majority of the students. They are conscientious, are white/black/latino, take a wide range of AP classes, do well on the AP exams, and end up getting admitted to the best colleges. Their parents are very involved. These students get a first-rate public education that is every bit as good as any in the Raleigh-Durham area, including the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district. The second school is made up of students who are not interested in getting an education. Sadly, their parents are often also disinterested. This brings down the average scores on standardized tests. These two schools rarely mix.
10/23/2004studentThe school is great and under wonderful leadrership...I just don't agree with the 4x4 program set to come in effect tommorow...
8/22/2003parentThe teachers are good and try hard...under good leadership the school has room to improve. The school is massively over crowded.

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