Students enrolled 436
School leader Cory Hogans
Transportation options Yes
District Durham Public Schools

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2315 Snow Hill Road
Durham, NC 27712

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(919) 560-3940
(919) 560-3427
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5 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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July 10, 2013
Caring teachers, great curriculum, involved parents, great school! My child has been very happy at Little River.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader at Little River. We have been thrilled with the school and have kept our kids here instead of going to private, charter, or magnet schools. The teachers are outstanding. I can't say enough good things about their commitment to teaching, to meeting every child's learning needs, and going above and beyond to care for their students. My son's teachers have visited him in the hospital, and they have contributed their own money to provide scholarships for low-income kids to participate in field trips. I have volunteered in the classrooms and seen first-hand how amazing these teachers are in motivating students to want to learn. The school is orderly and calm, and parents are involved. I highly recommend Little River Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
I love this school! The teachers are really great, and the AIG program is the best.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2012
This year my son has a teacher with better communication skills than last year and she genuinely seems to care about my son. We'll see how the rest of the year goes.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2011
As a parent of 2 students at LITTLE RIVER for the past 5 years, I am impressed EVERY DAY with the Teachers, the Principals, the Administration, and the Students. This is an outstanding school with Teachers who truly care about the education they are providing to their students, and the students, in turn, appreciate and respect the education they are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2011
We have a 2nd and 4th grader in LR. Each of our children has been blessed with outstanding teachers, principals, and curriculum. Our experience has been excellent. If I had to find one fault, it would be the constant requests for donations, money for this and supplies for that. However, that may be something every school is doing considering budget issues. I'm sure because the parents of LR children are able and willing to respond generously to these requests it has a positive impact on the quality of our school. Thank you LR parents and all of those involved in our school's success.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
If first impressions are everything. I would have to say my first impression was awful!. Not the aesthetics but the people were rude. I am new to Nc and have found people to be very rude here. Entering the school to register my son this woman looked at me as if i was trying to sneak into a good school or something. She never introduced her self began to question me about my address, if my son had a ssn , birth certificate etc. JUST RUDE ! NO welcome to the community , let me show you the school , you are going to love it here. After she saw that I had all my paper work and i was in the right school her whole tone changed and was much more receptive. Out of a 5 star rating the school gets 1 for first impressions. Hope open house goes better.

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February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
My kindergartner is in Ms. Caitlin Meseck's class. He is a little advanced in reading for his age. Ms. Meseck has done a wonderful job giving him extra home work and new challenges within the school setting. From my experience with other schools, there are teachers that would have taken advantage of the break (not having to teach). Not Ms. Meseck-she and Mrs. Calhoun continue to go above and beyond the call of duty. I can not express in words how delighted I am to know there are teachers who truly care about children and academics!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The teachers and students are great. It is a great place for kids to learn, I love to volunteer there and catch the excited spirit of the kids to learn. The teachers really care for each student and want only the best for them. The principal is awsome too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2009
Little River has been a wonderful educational experience for our son. We could pay thousands of dollars for a private school education--but why do that when there's a wonderful school here in our community? He loves to learn, has friends from all sorts of backgrounds, and thinks school is great. We're thrilled.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
We've been thrilled with the quality of education, classroom environment, caring teachers, and great facilities. Our son has loved Little River!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2008
Great Principal who shows great concern and understanding for each child as an individual. Although not related specifically to this school please see below if you have a child in kindergarten or first grade with possibility of being retained. Keep in mind when retention is a possibility that you can't always judge a child's ability due to academic performance during kindergarten and first grade years. They catch up in maturity during second grade and beyond. There is much research documenting this and one study done involving expert opinion and studies of child psychologists in a study at UNC. You know you child better than anybody else so use the knowledge you have as a parent of your child and do as much research as possible when making the decision to retain or promoted to first or second grade. Have a great summer with your kids and keep them reading!

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January 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
We have been parents of Little River students for 6 years and we love our school! The teachers are the best and the the parent involvement is huge. Go Little River Beavers!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
This is truly a school of excellence, from the principal, to the teachers, to the auxillary staff! The PTA is incredible & has a great working relationship with the school staff. There is a school chorus for 4th & 5th graders that our son has been involved in & he has loved it! We have been so happy to send our son to this wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
I have two 1st grades, and they are doing very well. My twin girls are reading outstanding and picking up on their math skills well. Little River is an OUTSTANDING school, because of the principal, teachers, and supporting staff. They really focus on the students and pushes them to do better than just average. I couldn't have choose a better school for my girls to attend. GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
My son is in 5th grade at this school. This school has really exceeded my expectation with their dedicated and hard working teachers and Principal! I am looking forward to my 4 year old starting kindergarden here!

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August 08, 2004
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February 24, 2004
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Little River Elementary
2315 Snow Hill Road, Durham, NC  27712
(919) 560-3940
Last modified Little River Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Little River Elementary Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top