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PK-5
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Fayetteville, NC
Students enrolled: 675
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2576 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306

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(910) 424-4536
(910) 423-6359
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September 29, 2014
If you want to be constantly annoyed, and feel like smashing your head off a wall; then this is the school for you! If you ask to many questions, then you're too concerned, which is an annoyance to the staff at this school. If you ask for further worksheets to help your child the answer is always no. Don't try to make your kid smarter, they hate that. The teachers here forward ALL emails to the principal. Sometimes the teacher responds, sometimes the principal calls. Disclaimer: when he calls it is to argue, be prepared. They are lazy here. Depends on if they like your opinion or not. Also beware this school does some pretty racist activities, like making books that say kids are brown, white, purple, blue...ect. You get the point. They don't find it inflammatory and don't expect an apology. You'll never get one. If you call the front office to this school, they never know anything. I'm constantly put on hold so they can go find someone else to ask and even then you may never get an answer. Also, if you want to know about your child's day to day activities (i.e. hourly schedule) don't ask, they will tell you it is in the newsletter (its not).

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
There is a lot I don't like about this school. I have two kids in school here. One of my kids were told to stay after school for tutoring when she wasn't supposed to and the school did not have my permission to keep my child after school. They did however call me as I was walking out the door to go pick my kids up from the bus stop to tell me she was still and school and told me it was a mistake and they were sorry. Then the very next week my oldest child was supposed to stay after school for tutoring the school even called me that morning to remind me she had tutoring. Well they sent her home that afternoon and I was not there to pick her up from the bus stop and she had to walk home. When I called the school her teacher blamed it on my child. She said my child should have known to stay. Really?! She's a child come on! Oh and they send home permission forms but it doesn't matter if you fill them out or not cause it seems the people at the school do what they want even if your child tells them their parents told them they couldn't participate and you signed the form not giving your child permission to participate.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
My son is in kindergarten there and it seems like they watch a lot of TV. He hasn't had any home work since before spring break. He has no class calender. Pretty much not doing anything. The only reason he is doing as well as he is, is because we have him do home work our selfs. Really wish I could move him out of this school

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
I feel like there are some good teachers at cumberland Mills, but there are a lot of them who really just dont care about these Kids. You can tell that they dont care by how quickly they brush you off when you try to ask questions concerning your child. I always get the feeling that they're in a hurry for me to leave! The teachers talk bad about the kids to other teachers and parents. I know this to be true because one of the teachers tried to talk to me about a child! I was horrified to say the least. I just dont know what to say about this school except that several bad apples are ruining this school! I wish the administraters would stop looking the other way and giving these bad teachers a slap on the wrist! There are young childrens futures at stake here! I wish you guys would start acting like it.It's almost as if they think the parents wont notice whats going on.We do notice and we see and hear more than you think!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Cumberland Mills Elamentary is my favorite school and my childs favorite school.His past two teachers have been the best.There has been no fighting.Since going to the school my son has been pushing himself to work harder at becoming what he wants to be when he grows up.This is the best school my son has ever been to

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
the staff ,teachers,and principle are very nice to the kids, and they really show their love for the children their

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
I am a teacher at CMES and feel that the staff and faculty are very dedicated to educating the students. We often feel that our hands are tied when it comes to parent involvement/accessability, freedom to teach in a way that we know would best benefit our students, and our extra duties that interfere with our main focus of instructing children. Many staff members feel that we are not given the opportunity to make professional decisions regarding what happens in our classrooms and school due to Ms. Locklear's leadership.

- submitted by a teacher
May 27, 2009
My child is a student here for now, but I must say I am willing to move out of country to get her a better education. I don't want to say anything hurtful about the school or it's staff, but other parents are correct in their summations. These children are taught to memorize sight words instead of teaching the the values of phonics and being able to sound out words. No wonder there are so many having trouble reading. I am more angry with the school system for this problem than I am the school, but it all goes together. I, like other parents have had trouble getting in to speak with Mrs. Locklear about problems with my child and have yet been able to speak with her. How can I keep my child excited and happy about going to school when she comes home daily saying she hates it?

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 23, 2009
This schools' faculty members have a lot to still accomplish. As a parent whose child is still attending this school for now, I am considering moving ASAP to change school districts. I don't want to waste energy on bad mouthing this school because I would be exhausted. Its up to us as parents to truly make a change for our child's education. My choice will be to move immediately and not be affiliated anymore with this pathetic school.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
My daughter is a 2nd grader here and this is by far the most rediculous school I have ever been to. she comes home not wanting to go back, I have had to constantly remind the teachers about things, while they are constantly trying to remind me about things I already know about my child! Her first day there they acted as if they were there to help but instead griped when my child asked for help. I left a note for Mrs. Locklear to please call me back to speak about issues on the bus, she never did. I am also concerned about the fact my daughter comes home everyday dissapointed about never going to recess, then recieving a note that she was hiper in gym class or in the classroom, after not giving them time to run the energy out. If I could avoid this school I would.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2008
My son is in 1st grade at Cumberland Mills. It seems like they are all excited and want to help the children but it is all a show. I was having issues with my sons teachers and after many failed attempts to talk to Mrs. Locklear I finally called the school system and she suddenly had time for me. As far as learning I do not feel that he is getting the best education but he can sing every rap song and he tells me he hears the in GYM class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2008
i thik thier kindergaeten classes are great...i give xtra prompts to miss jacyln white ....great teacher!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 14, 2006
I have kids that go to this school, I am satified with some of the teachers, well most of the teachers that are employed there. In the account of meeting the principal Mrs.Johnson, I don't see any professionalism there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2006
Although the school and staff are nice I am disheartened by the falling test scores. My stepdaughter attends the 5th grade here and is struggling with math. They have fallen behind even the state average.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
I briefly visited the school, and it was wonderful! It is a lovely environment for the children, and it seems like a nice, warm professional place for the staff to work.

- submitted by a teacher
October 11, 2004
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Cumberland Mills Elementary School
2576 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC  28306
(910) 424-4536
Last modified Cumberland Mills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cumberland Mills Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top