"Furr is best known for being a diverse learning community."
Students enrolled 750
Hours 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
School leader Darin Roberts
Transportation options Yes
District Cabarrus County Schools
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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2725 Clover Rd
Concord, NC 28027

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(704) 788-4300
(704) 795-9332
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5 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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April 22, 2014
I have 2 children that attend Furr. I have to say that our teachers are worth their weight in gold. The classrooms are full of educational material while making it fun for the kids. We have many social opportunities for the children after school and seasonal festivities. There is a large number of "English second language" students but the school has come up with the Splash program for kindergarden. My only suggestion is that our school system adopt what the southwest states of the US do where the Spanish population is taught in classrooms in Spanish but 1/3 of the day is all English skills. This is a system issue however. There are 2 playgrounds and a large field for play. This is a green school, so no pesticides or harsh cleaning chemicals inside. The library is stocked as well as the classroom libraries. The lunchroom is clean and the staff there are so patient with the kids. They do an amazing job of honoring kids character not just honor roll and grades. This goes to show what a great school and staff we have!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
My children have attended CAFE for three years now and we have been pleased with their teachers and the quality of instruction. They look forward to school each day. Parents are welcomed at the school and given many choices to volunteer in their children's classrooms. My kindergardener started the SPLASH program this year and loves it! We had several other options for elementary school in 2013-2014 but decided to stay at Furr because its a great school. I highly recommend CAFE.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
CAFE is by far one of the best schools that I have seen in the county. The teachers here care more about the students than anything I ever received while in school. The administrative staff is also very knowledgeable of what the students need. They really do know the children 'personally' and put aside so much to be sure that ALL of our students get the best education possible. I have been active with the PTO each year and have truly seen what our school (teachers & administrators) sacrifice for our children, how much they care for our children, and most of all how much they love our children. It's a true source of pride to me that now since I have moved to the middle school PTSO we are always looking for ways to "do it like CAFE". I truly love our school and hate to be "graduating" next year; however, rest assured that there are still lots of parents at CAFE who will continue to work hard to make CAFE the best it has ever been, and they would certainly welcome you as a volunteer!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
Furr is an incredible school with a strong teaching staff dedicated to serve the students. They are constantly dedicating their time and devotion to giving their best to the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
Talented & Caring teachers. Wonderful administration. Clean & beautiful campus with modern & fun playgrounds. Best school in Cabarrus County!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Both of my children have attended the school from kindergarten through 5th grade. I have one child who is in AIG classes and one that is in E.C. and has an i.e.p. I can tell you that they have been amazing on both ends of the spectrum and very willing to work with us to help my children acheive the most they can achieve. The teachers truly love their kids and it shows and the kids truly love their teachers. We feel very blessed to have found the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Wonderful staff! My daughter looks forward to going to school each day! Mrs. Martin is the best!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
Great teachers, school, and principal. My daughter has learned a lot and done very well here.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
We came from a Hallmark Hall of Fame school in Ohio that was excellent, top to bottom. Furr is just as good, and we have been very happy here for the last 4 years. All (4) of our children have enjoyed it and are thriving there now and at Winkler and Robinson. The AIG program is well run, the Title 1 program is excellent as well, all in all, a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
My daughter attended a private school in the area for K-4 and K-5, due to her birthday being in Sept, so she could start ontime. She did okay, but she had to sit at the front of the class with the "troublemakers" because she had a hard time finishing her work due to her ADD, she transferred to Furr this year, and has only had 2 below the line days, both of which were before she got on her current ADD meds. Her teacher is wonderful, she is a lot happier here then she was at the private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
We have been very impressed with all of the teachers and family involvement in this school. I have two children attending and have been here for the last five years. The experience of the staff and the fresh ideas brought by younger teachers is unsurpassed. We are very excited about another school year at Carl A. Furr!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
Before attending Furr, my daughter had poor academic performance and a host of behavior problems. She has been at Furr for 2 years now and has really turned things around. No behavior problems and she has become a B+/A student. I attribute her success at Furr not only to her efforts, but the staff as well. Carl A Furr Elementary is a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Carl A. Furr has been very proactive about meeting the needs of students at every level. My kids have always gotten the instruction they need, whether it is extra help or an extra challenge. Every teacher I have met has been very caring, and the principal is a wonderful leader for teachers, kids and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I think we have the best staff I have ever seen! I have two older children and we have been in several other schools, so I do have something to compare Furr with.

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September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Love the Principal and teachers. They really care about our school!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Great school for our grand kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
Great administration, teachers and families! Parents are always welcome any time of the day. Great PTO that plans fun activities throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
phenomenal staff of caring, committed, and supportive people who LOVE what they do, are excellent at it, and bring out the best in our kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Awesome faculty and administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
very community and family oriented, Great staff, PTO and teachers that make a difference everyday!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The administration is really supportive!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
A wonderful administration, caring teachers, dedicated parents and great kids! We have loved our teachers every single year and never had a major problem. Any small problems were dealt with professionally, fairly, and with care. I feel that our school is truly invested in our childrens' future.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
Carl A. Furr Elementary School is a terrific school with a fantastic staff that is dedicated to make our children the best they can possibly be.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
My wife and I love this neighborhood school. Mr. Liddle is a fine administrator. The staff really care about each and every student. Having 'smart boards' in each classroom is an added benefit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2008
I am very excited to say that this school just opened 2007-2008 and is is amazing. The administration is extremely supportive and on top of things. The teachers are phenominal and very caring about their children in their class. My child is proud to be a falcon!

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2008
Great teachers, wonderful staff, excellent learning environment. I can't say enough good things about this school. My son loves and it and my daughter can't wait to attend!

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March 05, 2008
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Carl A. Furr Elementary is proud to be the first school in Cabarrus County Schools to offer a dual language immersion program. In 2013-14, parents of kindergarten students had the option to select a traditional kindergarten placement or apply for admittance into the Spanish Immersion Program known as Splash. Students in the Splash Program receive instruction in Spanish one day and then in English the next. Splash is available to kindergarten students in 2013-14 and then K and 1st in 2014-15.

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Carl A. Furr Elementary School
2725 Clover Rd, Concord, NC  28027
(704) 788-4300
Last modified Carl A. Furr Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carl A. Furr Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews.