"Learning powered by Discovery through a unique partnership with Discovery Ed. "
Students enrolled 614
Hours 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Patricia Denny
Transportation options Yes
District Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Preschool capacity no info
Before school no info
After school Yes

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1035 Rama Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

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(980) 343-6730
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4 stars
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June 04, 2014
The teachers work hard. Everyone does their best to help the children. My son has gained a lot from attending .

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
This school is awful. Unfortuantely, you do not realize it is that bad until you move to a different school district. My daughter was in Kindergarten at Rama and we moved to Fort Mill in March. My daughter, who was "ahead" of other students at this school, is now "behind". My daughter told me she had to spend most of the day with her head on her table, waiting for other kids to catch up. If you have to live in this area, choose private school, otherwise your child will not be able to compete when they reach college level.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
My school is one of the "best kept secrets" in Charlotte. Teachers work together to provide a team approach to learning. Every teacher has a vested interest in every student. Staff work together to individualize learning opportunities for all students. The school has an international feel, with many cultures represented. Diversity is celebrated! In addition, Rama is the first Discovery School in the country. A strong focus on science and technology provides students with a challenging curriculum with a strong 21st Century focus. Century

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Rama Road Elementary School is a hidden gem!! The teachers are extremely competent, caring and empowering. My daughter continues to blossom in her academics and her confidence is soaring!! We are Rama Proud and College Bound!!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I am dedicated to my student's growth each and every day. Students here feel safe and our part of the Rama family. Being a Title I school does not mean low-quality staff and education. Being a Title I school means that we receive extra resources from the district to make education here even more meaningful for our students. The diversity of this school allows students to grow into mature, real world individuals who are prepared for life. Rama proud and college bound!

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2014
My school is just wonderful. Have you ever walked in somewhere and felt the "family" feel? Walk into our halls at Rama and you will experience this very thing. We have dedicated teachers and staff members that work hard everyday to ensure every student is engaged in his/her learning. Check us out. Take a chance. And definitely take a tour and see for it, yourself.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
Being a Title 1 school gives Rama a bad reputation - which I am guilty to say, I believed myself. All it really means is that we have more resources, technology & opportunities than the schools around us! As teachers, we love our students and many students (and parents!) come back to visit previous teachers because of the personal connections that are made throughout the school year. We are a welcoming, caring staff and have an open door policy to the community. Come & see for yourself - we would love to answer questions or have tour our classrooms to see how happy & engaged our students are each day.

- submitted by a teacher
April 17, 2014
I have two children at Rama Rd, one of whom has special needs and I have been so impressed with the teachers and administration over the past 2 years. They ALWAYS go above and beyond and I feel like everyone has my children's best interests at heart. The principal, Mrs. Denny, is very accessible and seems to know every child's name. Becoming a Discovery Education School has also been very exciting and given all of the children at Rama access to some amazing resources. We are Rama proud and college bound!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
My daughter is in kindergarten at Rama Road. We have lived in neighborhood across from the school for 10 years and always wanted to support Rama Rd. From the day she started school in August, we have never questioned that decision. She is reading and writing at or above grade level and we couldn't be happier with the quality of teachers and administrators at the school. Yes, the test scores could be better, but there are many layers to that onion. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in the school should visit, talk to the principal, and see firsthand what is happening in the classrooms. You will see that this school is a true hidden treasure whose potential is finally being realized.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
This time last year, we felt as though we were on an emotional roller coaster with the decision of where to send our child to school. Do we send our child to Rama or do we move? After visiting a number of schools, observing the classrooms, and hearing from the principals our decision was clear to go to Rama Road. Our child is in Kindergarten and it truly thriving, excelling in reading, and learning every day. I love hearing what he is learning each day. Principal Denny is amazing and has a clear and defined plan to see Rama Road succeed. She has brought in excellent teachers, created a welcoming environment, introduced school uniforms, and brought in new programs such as Discovery Education. We have had a great experience and are thrilled to see our child begin their education on a positive note. RAMA PROUD! Our family encourages you to visit the school and meet with Principal Denny during your decision making.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
Terrible communication between my son's kindergardener teacher and us. We are having to work twice as hard to catch him up on reading because she has not made us aware not ONCE that he was behind. Very happy to say he switched schools and he may have a chance already having a better experience and it has only been a week. It took his new teacher one week to realize he was behind. Very disappointed with rama rd teaching mechanisms.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
It's our fourth year and we have been very pleased with our experience with the staff, their control and discipline in the classroom, the way they teach to small groups so that each child is learning on his/her level (not left behind, able to move forward).

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
This school provides a wonderful environment for our special needs daughter! The fact that she is a special needs child was revealed to us by the teachers and administration here, and they have helped us learn how to better facilitate our child's education. Every teacher, administrator and staff member has been very supportive and kind during the multitude of steps taken to teach our child how to learn. They are doing much more than provide an education. They are teaching our child how to learn, and teaching us how to help to that end. There are of course bumps in the road, but being a parent and realizing that you are responsible for your child's behavior keeps that in perspective. As a parent of a child that is on the spectrum, I can't imagine a better environment to facilitate her education, personal growth, and social interactions.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
This is our second year at Rama Road Elementary. We too thought we had lost by not getting picked in the lottery and going to a magnet school. In reality we hit the lottery. Rama is a very special school with great teachers and adminstration. It has been a challenged school in the past but with the leadership now in place it is excelling. Rama is improving daily and is so rewarding to the kids and parents to be a part of change that is bigger than just one person. With the internationally diverse student body and staff, the school has so much energy and opportunity to learn. Our daughter is above grade level and is challenged by the staff to learn and grow and is given many tasks to cultivate her talents. Our family is all in at Rama and so proud to be there.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
Both of my kids have thrived at Rama Road. Having one child with a learning disability and one who is more typically developing, I was concerned about the school being able to address both of my kids' needs. My concerns didn't last long!!! The level of individualized education is astounding. The students are encouraged, supported and challenged. Rama Road had also been adopted by Discovery Education as the only elementary Discovery School in the country. While the school year has only just begun, our family is looking forward to all this new partnership has to offer, particularly the project-based learning and technology components. It's a really exciting time to be at Rama. We are proud of our decision to attend our neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
If you have a special needs child, BEWARE! The are a few amazing teachers in this school, but with 546 students a few teachers are spread VERY thin. I am so disappointed as I was told this was a great school, and well...it is, as long as your child is not autistic.

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2012
We initially tried to opt out of our home school, Rama Road, simply based on neighborhood perception and test scores. Once we did not strike lucky with the lottery we toured Rama and were pleasantly surprised. Now, you could not get us to go anywhere else. It's a loving learning environment filled with mastered prepared teachers, a strong administration, and a growing P.T.A. We are happy parents with a happy child who is learning by leaps and bounds.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
Rama is an AWESOME school. Great teachers and principle. So glad Rama is our neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
Rama's teachers, staff & administration are quite an impressive crew! They are highly educated, energetic and devoted to the success of every child. Neighborhoods that have opted out of Rama over the last decade are returning. Parent involvement is increasing each year and there is a sense of school pride that was missing years ago. Most importantly, children are nurtured, engaged and encouraged at Rama Road. Sending my kids to Rama was one of the best parenting decisions I've made.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2009
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August 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
Rama Rd is a gem in the rough. 2007-2008 brought new leadership to the school with a new principal and assistant principal. The last two years have brought about a renewed commitment to teaching the children at Rama. Parental involvement and test scores have also gone up with the new leadership

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 11, 2008
This school does have great potential, but is in desparate need of leadership. There are teachers and staff that do not adhere to the rules and I don't know how they expect the children to do so. We need all teachers and staff to set an example for our children.They preach accountability but they don't practice it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2008
This school has great potential. Stronger, broader parental involvement is needed, but I have seen improvements. The PTA does a fantastic job of providing support. The pricipal, teachers and staff are dedicated to the children and it shows. From that standpoint, this school is above average. The key to it's ultimate success is getting more parents involved in the school (and thus their children's academics) through volunteering, parent education programs and through the PTA.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
Level of parent involvement is down compared to last year but this is on the mend. Overall a delightful school. Our son is thriving in the environment. Great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Rama Road Elementary
1035 Rama Road, Charlotte, NC  28211
(980) 343-6730
Last modified Rama Road Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rama Road Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews.