School Vision Statement: Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!
PRIORITIES FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT:
- Deep Reading/Compelling Writing
- Student Safety/Positive Behavior
- Strong Problem Solving
- Hands On Science
- Integrated Technology/Engaging Instruction
- Higher Level Thinking
- Parent Involvement
Curriculum - Elementary
- CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
- Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
- Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
- The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
- CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
- Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
- Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.
907 students as of September 15, 2018.
Duryea Elementary was named after Peggy Duryea who was a teacher and team leader at Holbrook Elementary, an assistant principal at Lamkin Elementary and Bleyl Junior High, a counselor at Millsap Elementary, a principal at Moore Elementary and Dean Intermediate, a personnel manager, assistant to the superintendent and associate superintendent for school administration and human resources before retiring in June 2002.
The Duryea PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and enrichment programs, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please leave a message for the PTO at 281-856-5255.
President - Sonya Blyden
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, contact our staff VIPS coordinator at 281-856-5174.