Applying to Rogers-Herr
Admission by Lottery
Rogers-Herr Middle School (RHMS) is a Durham Public Schools Calendar Magnet. Prospective students must apply through DPS's annual magnet lottery. The application period is usually during the month of January. The online application period will stay open during that time and paper applications will be available in the main office. Applicants must have an email address and use their child’s PowerSchool student ID number to complete the application. Click here for a video on how to set this up.
Applying For Next Year
Please contact our Magnet Coordinators with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have:
Rogers-Herr is a regional calendar magnet school. Students are eligible to apply to RHMS only if they live in the attendance zones for the following elementary schools: Bethesda, Creekside, Fayetteville St., Forest View, Hope Valley, Lakewood, Parkwood, WG Pearson, EK Powe, YE Smith, Southwest, and CC Spaulding.
In the lottery for RHMS, priority is given to students who are siblings of current RHMS students, siblings of students who are also applying to RHMS, or students currently attending Pearsontown Elementary, provided they submit an application and select RHMS as their first choice. Please note that this is not a guarantee for a seat.
Following the application period, DPS conducts admissions lotteries before the results are posted on the SmartChoice Dashboard website, usually at the beginning of March. Applicants selected through the lottery process must usually accept or decline their lottery seat on the SmartChoice Dashboard website within two weeks of posting.