School FAQs & Links

school information


2520 Vesson Avenue

Durham, NC 27707





Vice Principal 

Helpful Links

Lakewood Elementary

Lakewood Elementary Website

Lakewood AIG Site (Ms. Exum's Gifted Program Updates)

Lakewood PTA Memberhub Page (Manage PTA Membership Info)

Lakewood Donors Choose Page (Find Teacher Projects that Need Funding)

Lakewood Elementary Wishlist (Things the school needs on a daily basis)

Lakewood Elementary Official Facebook Page

Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA Facebook Page


Durham Public Schools

Durham Public Schools

Durham Public Schools: Title 1 Information (Federally funded programs)

DPS Nutrition Services (Menu schedules and info on school meals)

Durham Association of Educators (DAE) (District affiliate of NCAE with strong advocates)

North Carolina Public Schools

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

NC Association of Educators (State affiliate of National Education Association) 

Community Resources & Organizations

Book Harvest

NC Central Brite Futures (Classroom Biotech Demos)

El Centro Hispano Education Program

El Futuro Mental Health & Community Services

Nasher Museum Education Program (Free Guided Tours and Class Visits)

Fire Station 5 Event Request Form (Free Tours 1/2 mile from school)

Duke Gardens Programs (Guided Tours, Discovery Garden)

DPS Hub Farm (Nature Learning, Working Farm)

African American Dance Ensemble (Dance performances with wonderful audience participation

Durham Neighborhood Matching Grants (Improve the Neighborhood and Bring People Together)

Business Partners

Cocoa Cinnamon - Lakewood (Wonderful Coffee, Chocolate and Churros)

Scrap Exchange (Thrift Shop and Arts District)

Bull City Solera

Education Theory & Grants

Nature Learning Initiative (Design of Natural Play Spaces at NC State)

NC Environmental Education (Lots of Nature-based resources and grants)

School Rating Websites

We appreciate positive reviews from our community! If you have reviewed the school in previous years, please update your review to reflect the many changes it has undergone recently.

Review on Great Schools

Review on Google Places

Review on Facebook

Review on School Digger

Review on Public School Review

Durham Resources

Discover Durham

Durham Parks and Recreation

Durham Parks and Recreation Facebook Page

Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services (Help connect the school with its neighborhoods and sponsor grants)

Durham Neighborhood Matching Grants (Improve the Neighborhood and Bring People Together)

Event Listings