We are very happy that our child got to go to Mills Park for the special pre-K program. The teachers and staff are so kind, hardworking, and dedicated to the needs of the children. Even from walking into the school, you feel that it is a clean, modern, beautiful environment with kids' artwork prominently displayed. People seem to really like the principal although I have not interacted with him. Communication has been excellent, and I never had to worry that my child was being neglected. The PTA is quite active. I think it also helps that the school is located in a pretty affluent part of Wake County, where many children come from well-educated families. If there's anything to "pick on," it's that the classes are filled to capacity, but that seems to be the case with all schools in the area. Thank you to all the great people at Mills Park!
This school is probably great if your kids can learn in a traditional classroom. However, Mills Park doesn't have the resources to fully support children who learn differently. Classes are crowded and, despite high parent involvement, some kids easily get lost in them. This is true, especially, of grades three and up. We have been here from kindergarten onward and are now trying to find another educational environment for our children. My kids are only falling further and further behind; they now claim that they hate school, and it's a struggle to get them out the door each morning. The staff and teachers do their very best, but they can only do so much given what they have to work with and the sheer number of children they serve.
My daughter is a 2nd grade student. This school is awesome in administration, teaching and extras. My daughter is learning a lot. My younger one is also ready to go to kindergarten in this school this year.
My daughter really loves Mills Park. She loves all her teachers and they are very loving and patient with students. The principal is very close to students and can call many students by their names. I quite often run into him when I visit my daughter's school. So, he is very involved rather than being someone who sits in his office every day. He knows the kids and the teachers well. I think this really sets apart Mill Park from other schools. I feel, at this level, the teacher's love for kids and their job makes a much more difference in their teaching and kid's learning than how much knowledge they have. The enthusiasm of my daughter's teachers in teaching has had a great impact on my daughter's desire to learn and to advance academically. She is a happy kid at school and enjoys learning most of the time. She is also learning how to be a good person and a real "princess", which maybe the most a girl dreams of.
I can't say enough great things about this school! It is success from the top down - the principal is amazing and he hires the most professional, dedicated staff I have ever seen. Mills Park feels more like an extended family than a school. The teachers and administration truly care about each child - not just their test scores. We will be so sad to leave this school community when my son graduates next year and moves on to middle school. MPE has set the bar high for future schools for our family. It is the gold standard as far as we are concerned!
Theee of my children have attended Mills Park Elementary School since the school opened in 2008. We have always had an excellent experience at the school; the principal, teachers, guidance counselors, have all been fantastic. I highly recommend the school. The leadership in the school is so important, the tone of the school is set by the administration. Teachers love working for this principal. I believe for this reason students do so well academically at Mills Park Elementary School.
Mills Park Elementary is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers and staff, and all of this is possible because of their wonderful principal-Mr. Regan! It's hard to get any better than him! I can't say enough great things about the 4 years we have been there so far!
The teachers are rude and are not helpful to solve even a small problem. My kids have attended several schools in Wake county, Mills Park has the worst teachers and the school should evaluate the newly hired teachers of year 20011-2012.