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400 Shelton Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

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(919) 968-3652
(919) 969-2476
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August 13, 2013
We've been at Carrboro Elementary for 3 years now and continue to be happy with the school. We really liked the old principal and like the new one, too (former assistant principal). She responded to my email w/in 10 minutes of me sending it. I'm sure she couldn't do that every time, but I was really happily surprised to get such a quick and thoughtful response. I loved the 3rd grade teacher our daughter had last year and look forward to another great year.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
We have 2 kids at this school and continue to be disappointed year after year! The principal is the worst! Glad she is leaving! She has zero personality and should NOT be working with kids or their families! Since many of the teachers are moving to the new school, Frank Porter Graham, with the principal, they have checked out for the year!! The teaching involvement has been NIL, leaving their student teachers to do all the work! The teachers have their "favorite kids" and the rest get ignored. They need to pay attention to their actions and how it affects "our children." My kids self-esteem has plummeted since attending this school!! Lot's of bullying within the classrooms and outside the classrooms! Teachers ALLOW for this to happen and don't make the kids display teamwork within the classes!!! VERY SAD!!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
We have 2 kids in the school and have totally fallen in love with the place. It's not perfect (I know that some parents expect perfection in their kids' schools!), but the teachers we've had have been really fantastic, with their hearts in the right place for sure, and the school has a great community feeling.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
It is very strange that 11 of the reviews were submitted from Sept 16 to 18 in 2009. I am a parent looking at moving into the Carrboro Elementary school district. I wonder is all the (very complimentary) reviews were submitted by one parent? I would like some more current reviews. The most recent one is not favorable!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
If you have a poor teacher there is nothing the principal will do about it other than try to pacify you into thinking all is okay. Stay away from 2nd grade teachers. Many parents are upset.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
I attended this school and so did my children and we all received top notch educations

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Wonderful, caring teachers that always go above and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Carrboro Elementary is a wonderful school full of talented and committed teachers and parents. I am proud to bring our children there every day and every day I love it more.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
in an effort to ensure all k-gardeners were well prepared and feeli g comfortable, teachers came to each child's home to visit and get to know their future student. This was a huge effort and time consuming and only on e of the many ways this school goes the extra mile

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The diversity, excellent teachers, progressive leaders, and intense parent involvement, make Carrboro an extraordinary public elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Fantastic school with geniunely caring faculty, staff and families. The dual language program is well-established; a great program. Great community school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Carborro Elementary creates a wonderful environment for young children to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It is a family oriented feeling school who cares about their students.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Carrboro Elementary School is a community school with high standards where everyone cares about each other. I think everyone feels welcome here.

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2009
It's new and beautiful and has some of the best teachers in the city school system.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 15, 2009
amazing teachers- a great principle- wonderful playground- good community school- nice diversity- my kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Carrboro Elementary is the oldest school in our district. It is made up of a cross section of our community. We are a close knit group that pulls together to get things done

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2009
This is my daughter's first year at Carrboro as a kindergartner. Her teachers are knowledgeable, accesible and caring. The school is up to date technology wise and has a great PTA program. Parents are welcome to be as involved as they want which makes the kids experience that much richer. I'm also able to gain a glimpse into the teaching/lerning process which I can then reinoforce at home. Mostly my daughter is having fun while she is learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
This is an exceptional elementary school with dedicated teachers and an administration that works well with teachers, parents and students. We had an excellent experience and missed the school very much when my child went on to middle school. It is the most accessible and down to earth of all of the public elementary schools in Chapel Hill that I have seen or heard of.

- submitted by a parent
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Carrboro Elementary School
400 Shelton Street, Carrboro, NC  27510
(919) 968-3652
Last modified Carrboro Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carrboro Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top