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15 Park South Boulevard
Arden, NC 28704

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December 12, 2014
This school has "misplaced" my daughter three times in 2 school years. They have an excuse for everything. In my opinion, this school is a parent's worst nightmare.

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August 03, 2014
I attended this school as a kindergartener when it first opened in 1996 and the teachers and staff never did anything for me for all six years I was there. I was bullied because I came from a trailer park. My autistic son started kindergarten here last year and was immediately targeted by bullies who were determined to crush his beautiful, shining spirit. He was so excited to start school but he soon grew afraid to even get on the bus. Once again, teachers and staff did nothing, deciding instead to blame me for not 'toughening him up' for the 'real world'. I don't tolerate victim blaming, so I took him out so I could homeschool him. It's overcrowded and disorganized and they don't care about you if you're not one of the millionaires from Biltmore Park that are padding their ever-expanding wallet. Don't send your kids here unless you're rich.

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February 02, 2014
My child started attending Avery's Creek in the 2012-2013 school year. He was unhappy about the move and leaving his first school behind. The staff worked very hard with him and his teachers have been more than we could hope for in their determination to help him be his best. He has gone from below reading level to above, his math scores are excellent, and he is happy there. Principal Nunez has been very good for the school. She shows interest in all the students and works very hard to help the school excel.

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November 18, 2013
Once again, the bully prevails with the help of an ineffectual, disrespectful, and rude administration. The victim's family is left paralyzed from the farcical policies and nonexistent regulations of their zero tolerance bully system.

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November 13, 2013
Avery's Creek is far ahead of the curve in embracing a global identity. This school is exceptional.

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August 19, 2013
This school is horrible! They claim they don't allow bullying yet my daughter has been tormented on several occasions without anything being done. The administration and staff is absolutely incompetent and rude as can be! The principal is the worst of them all! The only reason I gave it two stars is because of Mr.Worley! He is the only teacher there worth mentioning and cares about the students, besides making a positive impact in their lives. Thank you Mr. Worley!

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November 15, 2011
my daughter attended this school and was treated with disrespect and unconcern for her needs, the princapal is rude, hateful and uncaring. this school is over crowded and unorganized. my daughter was also bullied at this school and nothing was every done about it .it was always just dismissed as normal childhood behavior. i would not allow my children to attend this school if you can help it.

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March 31, 2011
Averys creek is a great school with very nice staff members. All I have to say is that their food is not always good. I'd like them to cook their chicken nuggets a little longer.But alltogether it is the best school in buncombe county, and I would certanly recommend it!

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August 01, 2008
This school is overcrowded and has not passed the end of grade testing for a least 2 years

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June 05, 2008
We LOVE Avery's Creek Elementary. The teachers are great and our child has enjoyed going to school every day. We are excited about starting first grade in the fall.

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June 03, 2008
My child finished kindergarten this year. For the most part, I was very pleased with how things went. Her teacher was a former 1st grade teacher from another school. She challenged the kids to do the best they can. She was always friendly & very willing to help out and deal with any concerns/questions we had. My biggest gripe was not getting enough notice when fundraisers were about to start, or when they were selling something, like field day t-shirts & pictures. In most cases, we got a week. It would be nice to have several weeks notice, to be able to save up the money. All in all, I'm happy with the school & look forward to next year!

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October 09, 2007
We experienced bullying at this School with both of our children attending there. We are very disappointed in the School system & Teachers.

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September 14, 2007
We've not been impressed with the school so far. We've been very disappointed. At open house we didn't see anything they've been doing for the entire month. We were shocked about that. The former teacher now bus driver made my kids cry several times so I finally pulled them off the bus. I think they're unorganized and not prepared for anything. I'll give them one star for trying.

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August 31, 2007
Our daughter really enjoys going to Avery's Creek. Nice kids, nice families. We really appreciate how caring the teachers and the bus drivers are! Academically, we feel the school is challenging enough and our daughter's reading level and mathmatic abilities have greatly improved since she has attended Averys Creek. She seems to want to do well there! The only improvement we could wish for is more extracurricular opportuinities.. A chorus, drama club, science club.? We believe this could really make this school stand above the rest!

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August 02, 2007
Overall it's a good school with a friendly and caring environment. The bus drivers are great! The cafeteria is crowded. Some teachers are burned out and need to go while others still love what they do! There seems to be a lack of discipline or control in some classes. Kindergarten and 5th grade were tough for my son as there was a noticeable personality conflict between him and his teachers. Mr. Wince the art teacher is the best ever! The school is made up of very diverse families. I would love to see afterschool activities or clubs for students of all backgrounds to have a chance to get involved.

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July 28, 2007
I was VERY happy with my daughters teacher. She really cared about all of the students and my daughter loved every day she went to school! My son had a great year too but his teacher seemed a little overwhelmed. There were a lot of boys in his class and it got pretty crazy in there. I felt like my son wasn't pushed enough in work they did and because the class was so out of order, they didn't get to focus and do the best they could do in work. The lunch room is also very small for the amount of children at that school. They have to really rush to eat and get out of there so the next class can take their place. Overall I like the school.

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June 08, 2007
Avery's Creek is a great school! It helped my child so much!!!!

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Avery's Creek Elementary
15 Park South Boulevard, Arden, NC  28704
(828) 654-1810
Last modified Avery's Creek Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Avery's Creek Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top