Principal’s Message

Durham High School - Home of the Trojans!

Hello Durham High School students and parents. Welcome back to school. The high school staff is looking forward to kicking off the 2022-23 school year.

High school is an exciting time and we here at Durham are committed to helping you realize your potential. We believe that academics are incredibly important as well as involvement in other programs. A few to keep in mind are:

  • Career Technical Classes (CTE) not only helps develop career skills but leadership and possible opportunities to compete at a local, regional and state level with other students.

  • Music performance and Visual arts are important for aesthetics, critical thinking, and possible career opportunities.

  • Sports programs offer students the opportunity for teamwork, technical skill building, leadership, and the challenges of competition.

  • Associated Student Body (ASB) provides students the opportunity to learn how the school works and be a part of the decision making process.

  • Dual enrollment courses have the potential to give college credit and school credit.

Please schedule an appointment with the counselor to inquire further.


Aug. 10th (Wednesday) - 6:00 PM - Incoming Freshman and New students

Durham High School will be hosting orientation. This event will give new students the opportunity to get their schedules (once parents have completed and logged into and updated their information on their Aeries parent portal), walk the campus with our student officers, and meet some of the staff. Parents are also invited to attend the orientation and receive help logging into and setting up their Aeries parent portals.

Aug. 11th (Thursday) - Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Go to the gym to order a yearbook, pay for your ASB card, get their class schedule (once parents have completed and logged into and updated their information on their Aeries parent portal), meet staff, and meet our FFA team.

Soph. - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Junior - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Senior - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aug. 17th (Wednesday) - 8:05 - All Students FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

We look forward to seeing you all! Please contact the office, website, or email us if you have any questions throughout the year.

Let’s Go Trojans!

Mr. Wilkes

Principal, Durham High School