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About Pearsontown

Pearsontown's Vision

Pearsontown will create a continuous learning community which enables all students to develop a positive vision for themselves, empowering them to become self-directed critical thinkers, life-long learners, collaborative workers, and responsible citizens in a global society.


Pearsontown's Mission Statement

Pearsontown will provide a safe environment where learning is of primary importance and children can reach their greatest potential.  We believe this can be accomplished through a home and school partnership.  Through this partnership, all children will acquire the educational and social qualities needed to be functioning members of society.


Pearsontown's Philosophy

The Pearsontown Elementary School community is committed to creating a continuous year-round learning environment that is holistic and hands-on in its approach. We inspire students to pledge their hearts to greater understanding of the world; their hands to quality work and service; and their heads to lifelong learning. Pearsontown students are therefore empowered to become critical thinkers, self-directed lifelong learners, quality producers, collaborative workers, community contributors, and responsible citizens.

Because we believe that all children learn in different ways and at different rates, we strive to offer a variety of student-centered delivery options to meet the needs of all our students. Teachers strive to create a productive, developmentally appropriate learning environment by providing diverse learning opportunities which promote student learning and ensure student success; address individual needs; encourage cooperative learning and freedom to express ideas and opinions; encourage creative expression; and involve interaction within the school and community. It is important for us to provide an integrated approach that shows students that learning does not take place in isolation, gives them a better understanding of how each subject relates to the real world, and helps them see the connections between what they are learning.


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From I-40:
Take Exit 276, Fayetteville Road (NC Central Univ.). Proceed toward Durham on Fayetteville Road for approx. 1.4 miles to the 2nd street on right after the light atWoodcroft Parkway. Make right onto Obie Drive. Make left onto Barbee Road.Pearsontown is on the right. From I-85:

From the North on I-85, exit left on East Avondale (NC Central Univ.). Turn right onto East Hwy 55 (Alston Ave.). Continue on Hwy 55 past Glenview Cemetery to light at Riddle Road. Turn right onto Riddle Road to light at Fayetteville Road (CCB Bank). Turn left onto Fayetteville Road and proceed approx. 1 mile. As Fayetteville bears right (At Speight's Auto Repair Shop), Barbee Road is on the left. Make left onto Barbee Road. Pearsontown is on the left.

From the South on I-85, Take exit 172 Durham Expressway (Hwy 147) to exit 12 Fayetteville Street (NC Central Univ.). Turn right onto Fayetteville Street. Continue approx. 4 miles. As Fayetteville Street bears right (at Speight's Auto Repair Shop), Barbee Road is on the left. Make left onto Barbee Road. Pearsontown is on the left.


School Report Card for Pearsontown

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Virtual Tour

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