Alumni

Alumni Outcomes

Duke School offers a unique program that challenges students by offering them an opportunity to be active partners in their education. After eighth grade, they leave our community and face educational experiences that may be far different from Duke School.

As of fall 2015:
• 6 Duke School students from the Class of 2012 were accepted into the North Carolina School of Science and Math
• 98% of our graduates are placed in honors 10th or 11th grade math.
• 95% of our graduates take honors English.
• Over 90% enter second or third-year Spanish.
• Over the past 10 years, 18 Duke School students graduated as valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school class.
• Over 70% of our graduates matriculate to highly selective colleges

Perhaps more important than our quantitative achievements are our qualitative ones. For example, high school teachers love having Duke School graduates in their classrooms. Our graduates are also viewed as "teacher allies" motivated by a quest for knowledge rather than the pursuit of a grade.
 
Duke School graduates continue to find educational success well into college and beyond. Graduate college selections range from out-of-state colleges, such as Harvard, Williams, and Yale, to a diverse assortment of local colleges, such as Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Warren Wilson, and UNC-Asheville. Whatever their choice, Duke School graduates seek out unique opportunities that reflect their creativity and independence.

Duke School Class of '14 High School GPA's

 
Math 4.16
Science 4.25
Social Studies 4.27
English/Literature 4.28
Foreign Language 3.72
Overall GPA 4.05
          weighted

*Parents sign transcript release forms to allow Duke School to track GPAs all four years of high school.

From Duke School's Class of 2014:
60% of students went to public high schools.
40% of students went to private high schools.

Duke School Class of 2013 & 2012 College List

 
University/College Name
# of Graduates Attending
American College of Building Arts ( fall 2018)
1
American University
1
Amherst College
3
Bard College
1
Boston College
1
California College of the Arts
1
Campbell University
1
Carleton College
3
Carnegie Mellon
1
Clemson University
1
College of Charelston
1
Colorado State University
1
Columbia University
1
Dartmouth College
1
Duke
7
Elon University
1
George Washington University
1
Guilford College
1
Haverford College
1
MIT
1
North Carolina State
5
Oberlin College
1
Princeton
4
Reed College
1
Scripps College - The Womens College of Claremont
1
Stanford
1
University of California, Berkeley
1
University of Colorado Boulder
5
University of North Carolina at Asheville
1
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1
University of Vermont
1
University of Washington
2
University of Waterloo
1
Vanderbilt
1
Virginia Tech
1
Wake Forest University
1
Washington University
2
Wellesley College
1
Western Carolina University
1
Williams College
1
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