I would like to thank the school counselor for supporting my son during the first few weeks of kindergarten; when the transition was a little hard for him. She was very understanding, warm, and consistent with following up with him to make sure he was adjusting better.
I Love Rama! My family is new here to Charlotte and I have two children who attend Rama. Pre- K and 5th grade and I couldn't ask for a better environment for my children. Everyone is so delightful and helpfull.
I volunteered in a Rama Kindergarten class several hours each week for many months while my own children were still in preschool. What I found was a friendly, caring and highly qualified staff who work together (like a family!) in grade level teams to provide the most efficient and effective education for their students. When we later received a magnet lottery spot, we turned it down and have never ever regretted it.
Soon after that, we were richly blessed to have Patti Denny become Principal. She has expertly motivated the staff and students to constantly grow themselves and be their very best. She truly cares about the future of each person in that building and has been a huge asset to Rama. I am especially impressed with how our teachers and Assistants break each class into small focus groups during math and literacy. This teaching model allows students who are behind to group together and spend more time mastering subject material, while fast learner groups are able to move ahead and continue being challenged.
The diverse cultural environment at Rama is celebrated and has directly expanded students' understanding of other cultures. With SO many countries represented, International Day (with parade!) is my favorite day to visit and support our great school.
If you are considering schools for your child please take a tour of Rama Road ES. Our daughter is in 2nd grade and we are so glad we decided to make the choice to stay with our neighborhood school, despite getting a coveted magnet spot elsewhere. Rama has excellent staff, strong parental involvement, and growing support within the neighborhood. It offers some amazing opportunities for learning outside of the classroom including a full Science lab, an Innovations lab, partnership with Discovery Education, single gender classes and a single gender STEM club sponsored by Discovery Place, and TD opportunities for 1st and 2nd grade.
Hidden in the state reporting numbers is the Student Growth Index which measure’s how well schools grow students over time. Currently Rama has a 6.2/Exceeded Growth (-2.0-2.0 scale) which places it in the 91st percentile for overall student growth. http://www.carolinaschoolhub.com/
55% of teachers have advanced degrees and they are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of all of the children attending Rama.
SO very proud of our students and staff for EXCEEDING all growth goals for the 2013-14 school year when two neighboring magnet schools did not meet. Our 5th grade students grew their proficiency 30% points in science alone. OUTSTANDING!