Students enrolled 946
Hours no info
School leader Ms Dolores Gill
Transportation options no info
District Johnston County Schools
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1012 South Lombard Street
Clayton, NC 27520

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(919) 553-7113
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4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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August 22, 2014
This is a great community school. Been around forever. We have had a positive experience over 10 years of our kids cycling through here. One child has a learning disability and does well, and another was a book worm and also did well. Teachers here stick around and turnover is low. Our PTA is great and is always open to finding new volunteers. Lots of volunteers in the classrooms. This is a solid school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
This is the most unfriendly school I have ever been in.The women in the office look like you are bothering them. I couldn't pick out the principle in a line up. I have no clue who she is. I am so unhappy with the teachers. 4th graders shouldn't be allowed to behave the way they do and all the teacher does is scream at them. The parent group is a click who only let their friends help then send out letters of how honored they are to be volunteer of the year. Time to look into charter schools. I wish I could move our dream house to another school zone. Avoid this school. Positive reviews are lies!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
This is our eight year having a child in this school. We loved Bruce Bunn as Principal! With the take over of the new principal, things have really gone down hill quickly!! The last two years have been HORRIBLE! Teachers aren't happy and many take it out on kids. Bullying is tolerated in that nothing is done about it. The principal, front office staff and many teachers will placate you by saying something will be done when in reity they will do nothing! Thank God for the teachers who DO still love the kids and what they do!! Three stars is generous. Used to be FIVE!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
I had a child go K-5 and have a current third grader and a soon to be Kindergartner...the school is amazing... Leadership on every level is progressive and invested in seeing every child succeed. There are so many opportunities to get involved, and despite teacher salaries and benefits suffering all we see as parents are talented, deeply commited educators. The PTA is all-inclusive and not cliquish like at other schools and the list just goes on and on... An A+ school for sure!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
Being from Wake County we were excited to be assigned to West Clayton. What a disappointment. The focus of the school is testing, testing, testing. Students are cramming so much information it is all memorization. Classrooms lack organization and structure. Teachers lack training. The school has a huge teacher turnover rate. Administrators are never visible. School is outdated from the buildings to technology. Classrooms are outfitted with ancient computers. On rainy days the halls are full of buckets catching rain from leaking ceilings. West Clayton has been a huge disappointment for our family.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
West Clayton made my sons transition from moving and starting school much better and he is quickly learning and loves school. The teachers are incredible working with the kids and involving the parents as well as keeping us updated with their school work. Excited for our youngest to start next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2011
Both my children (boys) have attended from Kindergarten. Great quality teachers and challenging instructional environment. Great community involvement and strong PTA. Many volunteer opportunities and parental interaction. Principal was helpful in considering special needs for placement. Technology needs an overhaul Media Center needs funding for upgrades Would like to see a foreign language offering

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2010
We have lived in Clayton for 3 years and my son has loved this school and the involvement is great as well among teachers and staff

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
This is one of the best elementary schools in Johnston County. The teachers and staff truly care about their students and go above and beyond to help each student succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers work really great with the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My nephew and niece absolutely love this school! I have never seen a staff of teachers so willing to help. The kids have progressed beyond measure, especially my nephew who was having some trouble academically.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
The staff is caring and the school is always organized, neat, and clean

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
everyone in this school, parents and administrators stick together like glue when it comes to the children They are there for the utmost support

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My grandchildren attend WCES and I have been so pleased to see the extra help they get when they need it and the caring friendly atmosphere that is always in the school when I have been there..the teachers display genuine concern and readiness to help when problems arise...the children are so proud of their school

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
WCES creates a great hometown learning environment for our studetns and does a great job of preparing them for the learning ahead.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Teachers are great. They interact with the children to make learning fun. The staff is a great staff to work with and they always make you feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My Oldest Child was having trouble in school and had been to 2 other schools before West Clayton and they said he had an attention problem or behavior problem. West Clayton listened to what I said and we got my son the help he needed. He is doing much better than he was. I love West Clayton

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
West Clayton Elementary has the best teachers, staff and students! I am so very proud to be a part of our school!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This school is so awesome and the absolute best place to begin my career in teaching. I love what I do and am excited about each new day to change the life of a child.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 16, 2009
We have the best staff in the world. It's like one big family. We pull together when times are tough. Our students succeed year after year.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2008
As an black mother of 2 boys, I must say all the stigmas of living in Johnston County have been untrue (so far) with me. I have a 5th grader and a kindergartner who attend West Clayton. I have not had any issues with faculty/staff there and my oldest has made the honor every single year he's been there. I am proud of the accomplisments this school makes!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
my granddaughter is a student there and she loves it.The teachers do a great job working with the students.I'm glad she is there.

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2007
West Clayton has been a wonderful experience for us. Kindergarten & 1st grade have less than 20 students in the class with a certified, caring teacher and a full time teacher's assistant. The older grades share teacher's assistants but still have small classes. I really do encourage parents that are seeking a great school for the beginning of their child s education to consider WCES.

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May 23, 2006
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West Clayton Elementary
1012 South Lombard Street, Clayton, NC  27520
(919) 553-7113
Last modified West Clayton Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Clayton Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews.