Students enrolled 599
Hours no info
School leader Mr Steve Chandler
Transportation options no info
District Buncombe County Schools
Preschool capacity no info
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121 Candler School Road
Candler, NC 28715

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(828) 670-5018
(828) 667-2439
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2 stars
Based on 20 ratings

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July 01, 2014
My child has fallen behind. She was at grade level when we enrolled. She has been bullied. They came home with blood from being scratched. Principal don't care. I am going charter or homeschool. I give up on this school. I have no other choice.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
I don't even know... Why are you defending the BULLIES? Though this is written in the summer... Likes what he likes! At least punish them! Zero tolerance should be a rule here immediately!

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
1st Grayson I want you to know I support you. My children ,including my son, like MLP. It's a hilarious and well written show that expresses good morals!! 2nd I am sorry that you were made to feel worse by those whose job it is to protect you. Shame on them!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2014
Let Grayson Bruce bring his My Little Pony backpack back to school immediately. The principal should require each teacher to explain to their students that ganging up on anyone for how they look or what they wear is unacceptable. Teach the students to be tolerant of others. You owe this to EVERY person in our community. The parents and teachers should immediately ask for the resignation of PTA president Allison Frady. What she said in the Asheville C-T missed the point. David Thompson said, "bullying (is) an imbalance of power." This was a clear case of bullying and the school administrators are protecting the bullies!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2014
Teaching hate and ignorance is a dangerous method for a positive future. I am ashamed to call this part of my country.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
Is the bullying story I just read on the internet part of the reason why your score received a 6 out of 10 rating from the state?

- submitted by a community member
March 20, 2014
"Get bullied? You're the one who should change!" seems to be the prevalent philosophy at this school.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2014
If would give a negative rating if I could. I looks like from past comments this school has no intention of being a safe, bully-free school. Shame on all of you for failing to do your job. Kids will pick on other kids for just about anything. If someone was picked on because other kids thought her nose was too big, would you insist she get a nose job before coming back to school? Way to support the bullies and not do your job as teachers.

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2014
The recent events with My Little Pony incident are a disgrace and proves the administration here does not care about the students. There needs to be a change to ensure the safety of our children and reassure us parents that our children are actually be cared for and looked after. I'm ready to remove my kids from Chandler - we're just waiting for the transfer paper work on their next school.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Totally unacceptable approach to bullying. School should be a safe environment for EVERY child. Don't blame the victim - address the bullies.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2013
They need a better Principle! He acts like he isn't concerned about our concerns. Almost like we are annoying him when we address our concerns. The office staff is very rude.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
I love Candler Elementary School! I went there as a child and my daughters go there now! The teachers all have their own way of teaching and they are all wonderful. I do agree that the office people are snobby and very unwelcoming. The principal (as of 4/2013) is a great man who cares about each student. He was my principal in high-school at Enka High and I loved him then as well. My daughters love their school and their teachers. I wouldn't change their school for anything! We are EXTREMELY happy at Candler Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
I think most of the teachers at Candler are fine, but the office staff leaves a lot to be desired. They are very unwelcoming. They tend to have a sneering attitude towards people and can get downright rude when a parent asks a legitimate question. Pay attention BCS! The office staff are generally the first contact parents have with the school and they reflect greatly on how the school is perceived.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
The principal was unconcerned that the bus stop was on a dangerous curve and wouldn't accept my childs prescribed inhaler, my wife to raise sand because the school records were not transfered and our child was sick and needed her inhaler, they acted like they were not concerned. It definitely lowers property value for people who may think of moving to this area.

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2010
I think Candler is a wonderful school. The principal cares very much about every child's education and really listens to all concerns. I feel very welcomed and confortable whenever I am at Candler. I have to be honest and say that I do see why one person posted that the office staff can be unwelcoming and unfriendly though. I have felt the same way at times. However, walking through the halls I am greeted by numerous teachers and other staff and have never felt that way anywhere else in the school. I have come to the possibility that maybe the ladies in the office are quite shy. I have not 'loved' all of my daughter's teachers personality wise, but I do think they have all been great teachers.The school is very clean and neat; the grounds are well-kept. My daughter loves Candler and so do I!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2010
Allows bullying Teachers when there is a state wide No Tolerance Rule in effect. Parents should bring law suit to close school if it does not comply.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
Candler is a wonderful place to work and learn. Candler Elementary School is an honor school of excellence with high growth. Candler was named NC Exemplary Reading Award School in 2006. Candler is a school with approximately 620 students in grades K-5.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
Candler is a school devoted to your child's success. The teachers and other staff make this school one to be envied. The Quality to the academic programs is phenomenonal. I have a child who is Kindergarten and he has Music twice a week, PE and Library once a week and recess everyday. He loves going to school in the mornings and everyone is very kind and considerate. The PTA is fantastic the parents at Candler seem as devoted to their child's success as the staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Candler Elementary
121 Candler School Road, Candler, NC  28715
(828) 670-5018
Last modified Candler Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Candler Elementary Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.