Students enrolled 852
Hours no info
School leader Ms Maureen Ann Hanahue
Transportation options no info
District Johnston County Schools
Preschool capacity no info
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10225 Cleveland Road
Clayton, NC 27520

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(919) 550-2700
(919) 553-2920
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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January 30, 2014
I would say our experience has been okay. My kid is indifferent about school, so we haven't really had anything too horrible, but nothing overly exciting either. Seems safe and fine in most regards.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
My son is in first grade at Cleveland Elementary, and I could not be happier with his progress. He is being pushed by his teacher to improve reading and math, and his homework, AR levels, and test scores all show growth. It is a very calm environment, and I know that if anything does occur with peers, the teacher will address it immediately. I also love the new administration.

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December 21, 2013
My child attended this school, and our experience wasn't very good. My child first teacher was prejudice and wasn't a very good teacher nor helpful to the students. My other child second grade teacher was also prejudice and was a poor teacher. She would give the kids alot of work and didn't reward any of the other students except the white ones. Spoke with the principal many times, she was nice but did not try to resolve the problem. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
I believe my daughter is receiving a fair education at Cleveland Elementary School, but far from the stellar education I expected from reading past reviews.WeI moved here last year and purchased a home solely for the purpose of our daughter being in the Cleveland School District. I was particularly disappointed that they offer no gifted education programs at all. They will test your child, offer results and then tell you that your child's education will continue status quo because they have no money. How can they be rated a 9 or 10 if they don't offer ANY gifted education programs? If you want your child to get an average education this school will meet your needs, if you want a great education for your child - think again.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2012
I have had two children attend Cleveland Elementary School and up until now I have been extremely pleased. I find it very difficult to communicate with staff. I don't know if the new schools opening in the area have pulled Cleveland Elementary down or if they have just lost touch. Very disappointed parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
We bought a home in this area three years ago when my daughter was only two, mainly because we heard so many great things about this school. She finally started kindergarten this year, and Cleveland Elementary has yet to disappoint! It is everything and more than I could ever want for my daughter's education. Her teacher and TA are incredible, extremely knowledgable, and it is evident that they love what they do. I go there at least once a week, whether it be for eating lunch with my daughter or volunteering, and the staff is always so kind, welcoming, and helpful. There are so many opportunities for parents to become involved. My daugher is learning more than I could have ever imagined. She adores her teacher and fellow students, and is always so excited to go to school. I could not be any happier with this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
My daughter is new to Cleveland Elementary this year. She is in 5th grade which can make a move really difficult. The transition to this school was effortless. She has made good friends and has an amazing teacher. The school has a great variety of things for their children to do like chorus and the morning news. They really make the students feel appreciated, important and engaged. It is a wonderful enviroment for learning. I am thankful we found this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2009
I have been extremely pleased with Cleveland Elementary. The teachers are very welcoming, inviting. My child looks forward to going to school each day. He comes home with new information he has learned everyday. I believe the teachers are amazing. I am a teacher at another school, and I have not moved him to be with me because of how pleaed I have been with Cleveland.

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I have a daughter in the third grade at Cleveland Elementary. We just moved to this part of town from another school in the area. My children have attended schools in Wake County as well. I could not be more pleased with this school. My daughter's teacher is amazing and my daughter adores her. Not only does she like her teacher, classmates and school, she also looks forward to going every day and is excelling and growing academically. The office staff is also always pleasant and courteous and hlep to create an atmosphere of fun. I am so happy we are here! Keep up the great work!

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January 15, 2008
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May 10, 2007
I have a second-grader at this school. We moved here from Brazil in Jan 2007 and my son was not 100% fluent in English. Since the beginning his teacher has shown a willingness to work with him and help him achieve his best! He loves the school and is excelling academically. I am very impressed with the teacher's work. Besides his teacher he loves the extracurricular activities and the teachers are great as well. The school encourages parental involvement. Further, the whole staff of Cleveland Elementary has always been very responsive and courteous when I need any information. Congratulations to you all!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
Cleveland Elementary is one of the best schools in N. Carolina. However, I do not care for the fact that 1st graders are put in mobile units. they should be used for older kids only. Safety is an issue (bathrooms), I was informed they go on the buddy system, however, 2 first grade little girls walking outside to the bathroom is 'not' safe! Many of us parents feel this way. We see no reason for first graders to be in the units, not when we have 3rd and 4th graders there (yes, I realize they are using them also, but we should not have 1st graders in the mobile units.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Cleveland Elementary is by far the best school in North Carolina. My children come home excited about what they learn and desire to learn more. Test scores are important and are excellent indeed, however, the total care of the child is by far the best I've seen. I am proud to have my children attend Cleveland!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
Cleveland Elementary's principal, administration, teachers, and parents work together like a well oiled machine. They are a hard working, innovative, caring group who's success is shown in their test scores. I am not just pleased but excited to have my children attend Cleveland Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2004
Great Principal that really cares. Excellent parent involvement at every level. Best scores in the surrounding area.

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Cleveland Elementary
10225 Cleveland Road, Clayton, NC  27520
(919) 550-2700
Last modified Cleveland Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cleveland Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.