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Cary, NC
Students enrolled: 728

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Carpenter Elementary 5

Posted December 31, 2014
- a parent
We have been thrilled with our experience at Carpenter. My son's teacher really cares and I've seen her work through lunch to provide a quality experience for the students. My kindergartener is reading, writing, doing math and writing computer code. We have also been pleased with the diversity and how the teacher has encouraged mutually respectful relationships with all the students.

Carpenter Elementary 2

Posted September 22, 2014
- a parent
This school has a lot of young teachers as all the old/experience teachers have left for other schools. And it's true that some teachers are being prejudice on minority students no matter how hard the minority student work. Minority students are being picked base on their skin color not their outstanding work in anyway they can. Reading too much bad news on the internet have made a great influence on these teacher's judgement on these minority kids. Minority living in America, paying high tax like everyone else,support the government, contribute good work to the society, but still not get the same treatment as other white kids at school.

Carpenter Elementary 2

Posted May 20, 2014
- a parent
I'm not happy with the lack of respect for minorities. Its harder for them to get equal grades at this school. Teachers judge minority students as being worse then other students. Then, when a minority student talks even though other students are talking, the minority students gets into trouble, not the other students. This has happened to us on more than one occasion. In addition, there is favoritism and usually happens with the white rich children. The parents of these children get notices about current events and get photos sent home. Parents of minority students do not have this same treatment. Discrimination still happening, just quieter with no accountability.

Carpenter Elementary 5

Posted May 02, 2014
- a parent
My son is in kg n started in this school since February 2014. Amazed at the way the staffs, teachers n vice principal guided us through made it a cakewalk to the transition for us and my kid.

Carpenter Elementary 3

Posted March 01, 2014
- a parent
Has anyone wondered why the test scores have dramatically dropped in 2013? This schools used to have the best in the nation. Now, they are horrible.

Carpenter Elementary 5

Posted October 17, 2012
- a parent
We have been at Carpenter for a little over 2 years now and we are VERY happy here. My children are challenged and the teachers hold high expectations for academic work and behavior. Carpenter has the feeling of a "community school" as everyone is friendly. It is very normal to see the Principal and Assistant Principal out and about in the hallways and classrooms...always smiling and greeting the children, parents, and visitors. The front office staff is very helpful and attentive. Carpenter seems to have a diverse and worldly population. "Camp Chameleon" is an incredible outdoor classroom. The children are well supervised throughout the day. The Media Center Teacher is amazing and an absolutely phenomenal educator. I know other schools have "higher" test scores but my children have thrived at Carpenter (upper and lower grades) due to the teachers challenging them. The PTA has a lot of fun and always welcomes new parents into planning and participating throughout the year.

Carpenter Elementary 5

Posted July 18, 2012
- a parent
We have been at Carpenter for almost 6 years now and ALL three of our children have thrived both academically and socially. They have also received wonderful emotional support from all the staff at Carpenter. We could not have asked for more from this school. The teachers our children have had each year have truly had their best individual interests at heart for each one of the students. I witness this first hand on a weekly basis x5+ years. I hope we will continue to have the positive support we have to keep Carpenter the great school it is now and has been. Also, I want to mention that all of my children's teachers have always gone above and beyond to keep us informed as well as address any concerns, questions we have had right away. I highly recommend Carpenter Elementary.

Carpenter Elementary 5

Posted June 09, 2012
- a parent
I have been extremely happy at Carpenter for the past two years. The kindergarten and first grade teachers on track 3 are incredible! They love and treat their students with respect while challenging them academically. They also have wonderful communication with parents and let me get involved. My children love going to school each day and have learned so much. Other teachers and staff know their names and share stories with me when they see me in carpool, in the hallway or at school events. My children are happy and have grown so much while at Carpenter in so many ways. We could have chosen a closer school to home with a very good reputation as well, but heard such wonderful things about Carpenter and they have all been true and more. We couldn t imagine ever leaving Carpenter if things run as perfect as they have in our first two years.

Carpenter Elementary 1

Posted April 21, 2012
- a parent
This school does not manage children with disabilities well. There is no nurse there. The secretary gives all medication and she is not extensively knowledgeable. My son's kindergarten teacher doesn't communicate to other teacher's that my son has asthma and requires special needs. This causes teachers to neglect him when he is experiencing pain and can't breath which happened at least three times in a month. Also, I am already having to drive him back and forth to school because the bus comes so late some days that he arrives one hour after school is dismissed because his bus group is stuck in the cafeteria waiting for a bus to deliver one group of children and then come back for the rest. I am hoping that the next few weeks will be better for my child with special needs because I can't do anything about how the faculty treats my child at the school when I am not at the school. I have already had to remove his medication from school. In addition, the teacher is now starting to treat my son negatively different.

Carpenter Elementary 5

Posted April 20, 2012
- a parent
Love this school. Think the staff is great and the Outdoor Science Center is a great resource!

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Carpenter Elementary
2100 Morrisville Parkway, Cary, NC  27519
(919) 462-6780
Last modified Carpenter Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carpenter Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top