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240 Wisdom drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723

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(828) 293-5667
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March 22, 2015
I am an 8th grade student. The first thing I would like to say about this school is that I have never been more disrespected by group of grown people in my life until I came here. Most students here participate in extra curricular activities and we are completely drowned in ridiculous homework that is almost impossible to complete unless we get 4 hours of sleep every night, which is how much most of us actually get, believe it or not. If we don't turn in work the day it's due, we're told we are failures. Literally. The school does not understand that we are people, not robots, and we have other things to do besides isolate ourselves from our friends, family, and the world because we are too busy with schoolwork. Now, most of the reviews on this site are from parents who have absolutely no clue what it's like at this mentally draining school, so please, take it from me and multiple other students who are forced under the authority of downright disrespectful people and just know that this school has been bad for my overall mental health and self esteem. I should probably get back to watching an hour and a half long video and writing an essay or I'm going to get told I'm a failure.

- submitted by a community member

August 17, 2014
Cullowhee Valley is a good school - Great for a public school in NC. I just finished working during the day on the new playground which with a bunch of wonderful parents, community members, and college student volunteers. As a parent, I think we are on the right path, but take every chance you can to voice your ideas, opinions, and needs to your teachers, the principal, the school improvement team, and the PTA. People do listen.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2013
CVS is an awful school in a terrible school district. It is currently devolving even further down, into a kids are cattle, group think mentality under new this principal. There is a putrid stench everywhere, and a general bad vibe. This entire school district needs to be deeply investigated and revamped from top down. The local population is so dumbed down that they just follow right along into the sausage grinder mentality of NC public schools. Just like WCU, there is nowhere to go but up from here. Funny that the faculty members have posted all of these positively fake reviews on here!

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2013
My child's school is awesome! We are right across the street from Western Carolina University, and we have a LOT of partnerships with the University. These partnerships range from WCU students working with teachers in the classrooms to WCU professors giving presentations to the kids.

- submitted by a teacher

September 04, 2013
able to do much with limited resources. I'm always amazed at the ingenuity of the teachers and staff and grateful for everything they do!

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2013
Our school has great faculty and staff. More parent involvement would really boost it from a solid school to an excellent one! There is also a need for resources for increasing physical activity for our children.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
CVS has been a Wonderful School.My Child is in the 8th,Teachers have been wonderful and helped her out alot

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2013
My son has autism and has just completed Kindergarten at Cullowhee Valley School. He is absolutely thriving! He is in a mainstream classroom and all his classmates are very accepting and understanding of his differences, which I am sure is thanks to the leadership of a wonderful, caring teacher and assistant. He just turned 6 and is reading and counting to 100. He also just started riding his bicycle without training wheels thanks to the excellent gym teacher. The school gives me the feeling of being one big happy family. I walk with my son to his classroom and he is often greeted by name by teachers and older students. I love that they welcome parents into the classroom at any time. I have volunteered often and always like what I see when I'm there. We might be moving soon and I wish I could take this school with me!

- submitted by a parent
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December 05, 2009
Not even worthy of one star! CVS is the sorriest excuse for a school that I have ever encountered. My child's teacher could not care less about meeting educational standards. Don't swallow the lies they telling you. Ask proof of what you are being told and the follow through. Then make your own decision about the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
Great school with excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 20, 2008
We love CVS!! We have a son with autism and out former school system really let him down. At Cullowhee Valley he is thriving. He is in a regualr classroom fo rmost of the day, the other students are so accepting. The entire school form the Principal down is dedicated to inclusion. It is awesome!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2007
Great school. Focuses on whole student. CVS is not test driven but does produce results.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2005
This is an extraordinary school. Superior in every way. Teachers care about students as more than test data, and really try to help. The atheletics are the best you can hope for, and the coaches are great people. I only wish I could have gone there longer. Simply the best.

- submitted by a student

July 19, 2005
This is a fantastic school. The children are well behaved and respectful of each other as well as being respectful to the faculty and staff. The administration is warm and friendly and is always willing to help. As a parent I felt welcome at any time. My child completed kindergarten through eighth grade at CVS and loved every minute of it. He especially loved his second and fifth grade teachers.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2005
This is a excellent school. I am moving this year and will really miss it. I have been going there seince kindergarten. The sports are so much fun. The band has had so many directors so it is not very nice. All of the coachs are fantastic. overall I give this school a 10 out of 10.

- submitted by a student
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Cullowhee Valley School
240 Wisdom drive, Cullowhee, NC  28723
(828) 293-5667
Last modified Cullowhee Valley School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cullowhee Valley School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top