Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Cary Elementary

Public | K-5 | 551 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 25, 2014

As a parent of CES students I have to say I love this school. We have such a connection with everyone in the office, our teachers and the IEP team. You can tell they truly care about the success of their students. The PTA does an amazing job of supporting teachers and helping new parents navigate the school environment. There is always something happening that has a positive effect on student life at the school. Keep up the great work Cary Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

I have three children attending Cary Elementary this year. This is our first year attending this school and impressed is an understatement. My kids are happy and thriving. The staff sincerely cares about the children and treats them as their own. We just happened to be assigned to this school this year, but I can't imagine them attending anywhere else now. My son has health and behavioral issues that have caused complications at his other school. The staff (including the nurse and administration staff) has embraced him and made sure he is receiving the care he needs. The parents are involved and really make the school and programs great. I just can't say enough about this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is my son's first year at Cary Elementary. He is in second grade and loves it! Everyday he comes home and tells us about his day with enthusiasm! There is such a positive change in him since he began attending this school. We are looking to buy a house next summer and we want to make sure we stay zoned for this school. The teachers are great and the principal works his tail off! Great school and we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

My daughter is just wrapping up her Kindergarten year at CES and I have to say I have am VERY pleased with this school. Everyone at this school is so friendly -- I see lots of smiles from teachers, staff and students whenever I walk through the halls. The teachers and staff ALL REALLY CARE about the kids. The principal is very hands-on. He is often helping out at the carpool lane in the mornings and is at every after-school event. Recently at a PTA sponsored BINGO night I saw him emptying the trash when it got full! This is in addition to the time I saw him help install a butterfly garden for the younger kids. The after school. program is run by the teachers, which I love because it allows my daughter to interact with more teachers and students from the school. I really can't think of anything negative to write about. We are so happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

My first grader loves this school, and we can't wait for his brother to start Kindergarten next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Cary Elementary is a wonderful school and a positive learning environment. I have rising 2nd and 4th graders at this school, and they're already looking forward to starting up the year again in August. Great teachers (Mr. Dumas is awesome!) and happy, well-behaved kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

My kids are so happy here! It is a friendly, bright and encouraging place for kids to learn and the staff (esp. Mrs. Devlin) are amazing! A great place to send your kids if you want them to be excited about learning every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

Cary Elementary is a great place. We wanted our daughter to go to Kindergarten feeling safe, loved and excited about school. We have experienced nothing but great things and our daughter (our baby girl) is enjoying herself so much. She loves Mrs. Devlin and is very happy to go to school every day. This is a great place and we're very proud of the teachers, staff and principal. They're doing a terrific job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

Super school. Excellent teaching staff. Children are happy and eager to learn. Cary Elementary is a 5 star school. Principal gives a feeling of safety and atmosphere for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

Cary Elem. is an amazing place! Coming from CT I didn't know what to expect in a 'Southern school'. To say I was pleased is an understatement. The teachers and staff make every child and parent feel they are welcome. The students know what their expectations are and consistently meet and exceed them. I am overjoyed that my daughter attends Cary Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

The Faculty is what makes the school and every interaction I have ever had as a parent has been answered graciously. My daughter has had nothing but positive experiences and reinforcement since attending Cary Elementary. If you want a good environment and friendly faces, Cary Elementary is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Cary Elem is the best! The teachers rock! When you step inside the building, there is a very warm and loving feeling! Teachers really care about the kids. The cafeteria staff is also extremely friendly. Ann Haily the receptionist is the most amazing person alive! She knows every mom's name as well as all of the kids too! Its a school of excellence! My kids have gone there for the past three yrs and havent once said they didnt want to go to school! They love it there! Its also a very safe environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male60%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities41%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students67%
Female63%
Male72%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled students75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted94%

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities41%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 52%
Hispanic 25% 14%
Black 16% 26%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Rodney Stanton
Fax number
  • (919) 460-3550

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

400 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27511
Website: Click here
Phone: (919) 460-3455

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT