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Cary, NC
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1000 Olde Weatherstone Way
Cary, NC 27513

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(919) 380-6988
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April 07, 2014
The PTA motto for this schools is "Every child, our child". I feel this from the whole school! We have attended Morrisville Elementary, Laurel Park Elementary, and now Weatherstone. I can say that Weatherstone outshines the other schools by leaps and bounds. The staff is incredible, the STEM program is fabulous, and day to day learning is well planned. The atmosphere is very nurturing inside, and I feel supported at home when I have academic issues or questions. I have experienced 3rd grade with the most outstanding teachers EVER. My son's 4th grade teacher is fabulous with communication as to what curriculum is being taught each week and how my son is doing with each objective. I also have one in K now, and his K experience is by far the greatest one compared to the experience my other 2 children had at other schools. There is no comparison! Our K teacher is very loving and is promoting such a love of learning! So much so, that I really wish our whole elementary experience had been at Weatherstone. My oldest child never got to go here, and she is jealous beyond belief because of how much fun learning is at Weatherstone. We are very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My kindergartener is just beaming every day. While he's still getting to know the drill, he loves his new friends, his new teacher and his classroom. Moreso, the PTA has accepted and integrated my naive points-of-view as those of an equal voice and partner. I notice and appreciate that everyone - from the administration, staff, parents, PTA - they're all putting their energies toward creating the very best school experience and education for the children. Go Explorers!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
My kids love to go to school! - They have teachers that care about their well-being and make each day a new learning experience, they feel safe, challenged (with STEM programs), educated outside of the classroom (cultural arts programs, and other PTA-sponsored events), and this year - they will also love recess even more - due to a new K-2 playground, funded by the school, grants and the PTA. As a parent, I am thankful for an open line of communication with the faculty and administration alike. I feel well-informed thanks to the PTA e-newsletter - and appreciate all the effort put in by the P(arents), T(eachers), and A(dminstration) to make Weatherstone not just a school - but a community. Here's to another year of accomplishments...

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
This is our 4th year at Weatherstone. I have a rising 3rd grader and a rising 1st grader. We love the kindergarten staff! They calmed our new parent fears. loved our children and prepared them to be great students by working on both social and academic skills. The first grade teacher pushed my daydreaming child to stay focused by teaching time management skills that we now use at home. The new principal and vice principal are willing to try new things (which is great since we are a STEM school), are patient enough to stop and listen to my questions/concerns (even though I know they have more important things to do) and have been really supportive of the staff (I walk that thin line between being a parent and a TA at the school). The first year of being a STEM school was a huge learning curve for the staff and families, but I'm excited to see what the new year brings for Weatherstone.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Weatherstone Elementary is not just a school, it is a community. The wonderful relationships between the teachers, parents and children make it wonderful place to learn and grow. The STEM activities the PTA has organized gives our children access to amazing science and technology leaders in the community. Weatherstone Elementary is a very special place.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
This is our eighth year at Weatherstone - I have two who have graduated and two still at the school. The school just continues to get better - this year we've had many facilities upgrades - new k-2 playground, new carpets, new paint - plus we continue to gain traction with our STEM programs. I think every classroom now has a smartboard and the kids and teachers continue to amaze me with what they're doing with the ipads and laptops. Our art and choral programs are spectacular, and my kids make sure if we have an appointment to take them to that it isn't during PE or our STEM elective time. Our teachers really care about the students and are continually improving themselves with professional development. I love our school!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
I have children at WES. The STEM program is fantastic -- it is run by PTA volunteers working with teachers and full support of the new principal. The school has a STEM teacher who is the Teacher of the Year - but the quality of the school's STEM program is only possible when parents and teachers work together. WES is a great school - embarking on the best possible partnership.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
We have been attending this school for 4 years. Im not happy with the new principal. He doesn't respond to email well, even when handling an issue with a teacher. They don't respect disabilites and had to force a 504 plan on them for a health issue. We are looking at switching schools next year its been so bad. Also, the AIG program doesn't do anything enriching here. Thank goodness for their STEM teacher. She's fantastic. I agree with another comment to say that the principal is more into the teachers and not the students.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2012
I am a parent of a 2nd grader. From my experience my kid's teacher has always been very responsive and has good knowledge on my kid's and other kids' development progresses. Their STEM Friday (science, technology etc) program have been so wonderful. My kid went home talking in details about the weather science she has learned. Their writing projects are so useful. I just wish we have more homeworks being sent home during weekends so working parents can have more time to help our kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
I am both a teacher and a parent of a child at this school. It is one of the safest and compassionate schools in our county.We have a diverse population with students coming from many different backgrounds and family situations. All chidren are loved and supported. We have a great team of staff members who are willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our kids are getting the best care and education. Somtimes parents and teachers may disagree on what they feel is right for a child, but we, as a staff, are only trying to do what we feel in our hearts is in the best interest of the student. It makes my heart sad to read a review as one that was posted on Dec. 15. Such comments are so untrue and hurtful. Hopefully, the person posting will find a school that is more suitable for them... but they will not find one that is more caring about their students.

- submitted by a teacher
December 15, 2012
The Principal doesn't have a very good reputation. He seems very passive and mostly interested in the teachers needs. He is not an advocate for the children's education. It is common for the teachers at this school have a reputation for not liking specific groups of students. Many parents have depressed and hurt children, that I have spoken to. Not a good school or a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
We have a fourth grader and a first grader at Weatherstone. The new principal (promoted from Vice Principal over the summer) is very approachable and open to suggestions. Teachers are hard working and caring with the children. I have only had positive experiences with this school and look forward to another four years with this great group of parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
I am a teacher at WES and have been there for 8 years. I love the support I receive from the amazing PTA and all of the teachers. The student body is diverse and exciting to be involved with. I'm excited about 2012-2013 school year with our old AP being our principal, lots of new well qualified teachers, and of course to see all my old students. WES is my home and my children's home. WES rocks!

- submitted by a teacher
December 18, 2011
We have been attending this school since 2010. I have found their main teachers to be caring, helpful and good educators. Though I have had some concerns with elective teachers overall I have been very happy. I have spoken with the principle at various times & found her to be attentive & understanding of any concerns. The support staff is great especially if you take the time to get to know them. Every school will have its good points and challenges but overall I think this school does well.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2011
Good evening, My wife and I are both working parents and have 3 children that attend Weatherstone. Financially speaking my wife and I can afford to send our kids to private school but chose Weatherstone because the quality of teachers along with the attention paid to my children wouldn't have been different elsewhere. Parents, along with teachers, must stay involved in their kids education and augment/compliment the great work these teachers are doing. Our kids are thriving and I'm grateful to the good teachers and staff at WES.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2011
We feel so lucky to have a child at Weatherstone. Jackie at the front office greets me with a friendly face when I come to visit. The cafeteria manager knows my daughter's name and even reminded me she needed more money in her account. When I walk down the hallway I hear teachers using positive reinforcement with their students. The classrooms are full of action and I love seeing it all. The teachers always seem to be moving throughout the classrooms and have a great relationships with their students. The principal has hired some amazing teachers. Both of the my daughter's teachers have had their masters in education. I know I am lucky to have Weatherstone as my daughter's school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
I just wrote a review and somehow the 5 star rating i entered showed up as a four star rating, so i'm trying again :). We love Weatherstone!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
The enrollment has continued to decline. Much less students mean losing teachers and staff. Principal is not helpful and often unseen. Teachers do there best, but I feel the school as a whole is declining. I've been here 6 years.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2011
The school is good for this state. We moved to Cary from another state. It was an adjustment. My youngest's first reading assessment included a book on making snowmen. When asked if it applied to her, she truthfully said no. The teacher was puzzled and wrote this up as a demerit. We explained in a parent-teacher meeting that my daughter had never seen snow before. My daughter (of mixed race) was accepted into the academically gifted program. The first year she was in it the teacher tried really hard to discourage her from continuing. We had a parent-teacher conference where the teacher had the entire "discontinuation" form filled out so we could just sign it. Luckily, the principal overrode this and she has been in the program for two years. There are some teachers who are passionate about teaching, but not as many as I would like as a parent. Kudos to the teachers who teach specials.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
I totally disagree with all the bad reviewers. I am positive they had some personal motive when they posted the reviews My kids have been going to this school for the last 6 years and I am very happy with how they have been doing. I would request that people refrain from posting such strong subjective and opinionated reviews that would give some wrong impression

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
my kid attended this school, not happy with this school, do not know much about principal, did not get chance to meet her/him. Staff are bit unfriendly and my kid used to say, teachers treat students differently (not all teachers), overall, it is not some thing to think in Cary.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
HORRIBLE. The Principal needs to be put out to pasture. She does NOTHING. The teachers could care less about teaching. Most work 2nd jobs and talk about how they never want to teach again... very inspiring. There is no respect for parents or students. I can't wait to get my kids out of there.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
We have been at the school for 5 years and the classes tend to be large. If your child needs help it is difficult to get and your child's education greatly depends upon who his/her teacher is. The principal is rarely seen and doesn't seem to manage, motivate, or encourage the teachers or students growth. There is no communication from the principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
All of my children are or have been at Weatherstone Elementary School and absolutely love it!! I have been an envolved parent for the past 7 years at the school and cannot praise it more. There is good and not so good at every school but the Weatherstone staff and teachers handle every situation with great care and attention. My youngest started Spainish in Kindergarten, I dont know many schools that have that!! The front office staff are the nicest people you ever want to meet and the teachers are dedicated to making it a great learning environment. People who review this school in a not so bright light should take some time and get to know the real Weatherstone, its a fantastic school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 26, 2009
My children have been at Weatherstone for exactly one year. The reception is uninviting. I tried to volunteer in my daughters classroom. My son's teacher warm and has many parent opportunities. As a working parent, I need flexibility. My daughter's teacher, a young lady in her 20's, said as an experienced teacher and needed minimal help. I was astonished. She then directed me to her two parent volunteers for more information. Needless to say, I was disappointed. Minimal communication, from the principal also. Oh, maybe 2, at 8 am. At 8 am, my children have not left home for school yet. And, what do working parents do? Hate it here.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2009
My son has only been at Weatherstone for about a week but given the transition in his life after having to leave the state and the school where he has lived his had his entire school career he is doing quite well. He is a 5th grader and is team taught be two teachers and seems to like them both (and appreciates his first male classroom teacher). The office staff was quite helpful and getting me through the registration process and making the assignment process smooth and well as helping me understand busing and before and after school options for my son was well.

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October 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
We have been very disappointed with WES. A few good teacher's but that is it! Many others are cold, non-caring and lack discipline skills. I have volonteered many hours at this school. This is the only school I know of where parents are often not allowed to help out. The Principal lacks any interest in children's wellbeing or parents concerns. A lot of kids don't get challenged, teachers are even open about how they don't want to have a big spread in the classroom. It is very hard to get help for kids who have some challenges, then you are on your own. My kids are avarage so it works for us, but I can understand the frustration for parents of both gifted and challenged kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
This is the best schools out of all of the schools that i have gone to. The staff is warm and like another mother to me!!! I love weatherstone and everything in it!!!

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2008
I have 2 children at this school and have been here for 3 years. The staff is wonderful. The office staff is equally wonderful. They always know my name and my kids names. Volunteerism is high. There is a since of pride in the parents and kids who attend this school. I volunteer as often as I can and I think that you get out what you put in. The teachers have been wonderful. Even though there was a teacher I wasn't thrilled with at the beginning of the year, I was quite happy with her by the end. I feel some of the remarks made here were really taken from their unhappiness with the county school board and not the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2008
We had a short time in Cary - 10 months - so this called for alot of upheavel in our children's lives. Needles to say, our daughter thrived at Weatherstone. We moved from Canada and had no experience with US public school systems. Weatherstone made our transition easy, my daughter had one of the most caring teachers ever, and the communication with staff was excellent. I am surprised at the complaints - I think all you have to do, is communicate directly and tactfully with staff, and they will help. It worked for us and other neighbours. Sometimes, it's the way you ask for help that will net you a positive return. The neighbourhood is fabulous and we have made life-long friends there. We could not have asked for a better school or a better neighbour hood.

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March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 14, 2008
We attended a great Wake County elementary school last year but this year needed to attend Weatherstone for the traditional calendar. It seems to take an act of congress to get any negative issues addressed, for example, a bully in class. The office staff is great and the teachers we have in 1st grade do a wonderful job even though they have to put up with a few disruptive children that ruin the education process for the kids that are there to learn. We never would have purchased a home to attend Weatherstone but due to the school issues we had no choice. The way the kids talk at this school is remorseful and we will do everything we can to attend a different tradtional school this next school year in hopes of saving our child from destruction. The school also needs to take more pride in keeping the floors clean.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
We have 3 children at Weatherstone and find that the attention given to them varies greatly. Requests for our most gifted child are processed pleasantly and expediently. Requests for our most challenged child are either deferred indefinitely, ignored completely, or rejected for reasons that we later find out to be false. The IDP participants display much concern for our children and outline solid development plans, but those plans are only effectively and expediently implemented for our most gifted child. The quality of the teachers varies greatly. The best teacher we've ever known is at Weatherstone, but so is one of the worst. The front office is rude and lack communications skills. The school is generally safe, clean, and maintained very well; however, certain students are not adequately disciplined.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
We are VERY happy with Weatherstone. We recently came here from another state and are amazed at the differentiation that is done with our gifted child(ren) (we have one at WCMS as well) WES is all about the children! The principal is fine, the numbers GREAT, and the teachers FANTASTIC!! Considering that Cary is a transplant area with high turn over of children, the staff is like a well-oiled machine and makes the family adjustment seamless. I am impressed and grateful to have my kids in Wake County schools, some of the finest in the country!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2006
This is our second school in Wake County and I have been impressed with what I've seen. The principal is hands-on and knows this field. She is more interested in curriculum and children than she is in people pleasing and that's a great thing. My son's school year is going great and we couldn't be happier! We also love the diversity of Weatherstone.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
This will be the second school year for my son. So far, I am so pleased with the attention and the dedication that this school is offering. It is really sad to read comments about Weatherstone being a bad school.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2006
The reception is cold. No proper care.Do not like to involve parents to encourage their children much.

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September 05, 2006
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August 10, 2006
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July 20, 2005
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January 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2004
EOG scores could be a little higher. Overall I think Weatherstone is an average school with average expectations. Lacks Spirit and motivation. A little extra push and Weatherstone could be a school of excellence

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2004
I have been a parent at Weatherstone for 3 years now. I am stunned by some of the comments posted here. My children have had warm, caring teachers each year and have been 'challenged' in their classrooms with work that is appropriate for their grade level and reflects the state curriculum. The curriculum is differentiated to fit the level my child is performing on. Parents who say that their child is not being 'challenged' do not seem to understand guidelines that the teachers must abide by. Perhaps if they simply asked their child's teacher they would see how their child really is being challenged OR perhaps that their child is not ready to be 'challenged'. I love the racial make-up of the school. If I wanted an all white private school with no diversity I would go to a local private school, or perhaps MOVE! This is a kind and caring school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2004
This will be my 6th year @ Weatherstone. I have been on both the executive board, many comittees for the PTA & room Mom. The teachers work well with the students, and try to help those in need. Robin Wahl shows lack of support with comittee members & doesnt think 'out of the box' when it comes to new & improved ideas. I am disappointed with the leadership she provides. Thank goodness for a positive-hands on Asst. Principal Mr. Miller who shows support to those in need a male role model. I hope to see more open minded improvements for WES. Volunteerism is plentiful in our school, and being a Mother to two white/hispanic children, I am saddened to hear comments about color.ALL children of any color, economic background deserve a good education. 'what you put into a child is what you get out of it' Volunteer for ALL.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2004
With my child starting the third grade at Weatherstone I hope to be asured that my child get the best help as possible. With seeing the test scores of african americans puzzles me a great deal and my eyes will be as always opened in making sure that shes not failed by the lack of interest of her educator. The princapal has not yet been an active communicator since my daughter has been there. I would address to every parent and as a black parent hang in there with your children.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
School of my third child. Have a middle and high schooler. School is average. Principal is not very visible or seems to be non - motivated type. Above average students are not challenged. Seems the school motto should be 'just enough to get by...'I have been to two other local elementary schools so I know the difference between an awesome school and an average one. Teachers have been great, given what thye are presented with. School has too many trailers and students with the type of student population... Needs a more involved leader...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 26, 2004
We have no problem with this school. seems to me that some parents have a problem with minority students. If you don't want your child in a school with hispanic, black and other minority children, then you should put your kid in a year round school. God Bless.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
Would not recommend this school. My daughters 1st grade class has 20 students, 5 of which speak very little english and 7 of which are bussed in from dis-advantaged areas. The teacher has had several complaints about the way she interacts with the children, often yelling or snapping but nothing has been done. We share a TA with another class even though our class is most in need of extra help. They cut the federaly funded reading program to add more free or reduced lunches. When asked why this school is spiraling downward in its reading and math scores, the response was 'this is the hand we were dealt this year.' Next year my child will go to year-round school.

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Weatherstone Elementary School
1000 Olde Weatherstone Way, Cary, NC  27513
(919) 380-6988
Last modified Weatherstone Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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