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Fayetteville, NC
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4665 Lakewood Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306

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(910) 426-2020
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December 02, 2014
Major problem with the principal of this school!! Ms. Mueller is not supportive or helpful unless it benefits her. If you want to be on her good side and let your child have a good experience here, then make sure you are beyond helpful and friendly to her, and join the PTA. If your child has an IEP or has special needs, DO NOT go here, teachers are great but they have NO support and help from the top. There is a HUGE lack of special education services if you are in 4 & 5th grade, the EC teacher complains about how little time she has and will lie about seeing your child. Had a great experience with the K-3 EC teacher, but once 4&5 grade hit, it has been downhill. My student does not want to go to school and that is not the way it was last year.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2014
If you have the opportunity to choose a different school for your children, please do so. I have cried every morning for the past several days thinking of how horrible the leadership is at this school - namely the Principal. I recently met with her to discuss what I viewed as a demeaning action toward my son who has an IEP due to developmental delay. It was absolutely shocking to be talked to in the manner in which she conducted herself. She was incredibly rude, unprofessional, and nasty. It has been my experience (having 2 sons pass through the halls, here) that when a parent has a question or concern regarding their child, the Administrative Personnel - Principal, Teachers, Assistants, Counselors - act as if the parent is the problem. These people do not care about the children. Their only concern is the numbers as evidenced in my conversation with this Principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
Honeycutt is the best school in Fayetteville!! I am proud and happy to tell people where I work. I have never seen so many teachers spend their time and money on classroom children. From honeycutts awesome after school clubs to in school activities, it rocks!!! I am so excited each and every year to return and meet a whole new group of lil panthers!! PTA is beyond involved... They keep the school running with countless hours of work!!! Go Honeycutt!!!

- submitted by a teacher
March 24, 2014
It seems to me everything is excellent, especially teachers in the , except the cafeteria and the food services are very bad

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
I love working at E. Melvin Honeycutt. Our principal is very supportive of her staff. The teachers, assistants, and support staff work in education because of our love of teaching and we are blessed to have the opportunity to work at this amazing school. We are a team. We are not here just to collect a pay check. Many of us go above and beyond to prepare for a great day of learning. You will never walk through our school without a friendly hello or good morning.

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2013
I love working at Honeycutt! The atmosphere is positive, caring, and welcoming. This is a place where teachers, parents, and children want to be. Our principal is supportive of teachers, loves children, and puts them first in all decisions made. Our parents are always welcome in our school as we know that we must all work together to ensure the success of our children. There is no other place I would rather be! I highly recommend Honeycutt for your children. Come in the front doors and feel the excitement for teaching and learning.

- submitted by a teacher
June 03, 2013
First, off, my kids have done quite well at this school. They are in the cluster classes and we have had GREAT teachers all three years here. We have been pleased overall with the school and what our children have achieved at this school. In a military community, I expected a little more to be helpful to military families and kids who move often; this is not the case at this school. There are many families who homestead in this area, so although military, they have lived here for seven or ten years, and even after three years, we still get comments like " oh, you haven't been here long"! Really? Communication from the school is not always the best, or they assume you know things (because a large part of the student body has been here for so long). I served on the PTA and was often treated like the odd person, because I was new and tried to bring up new ideas (which can be a benefit of a place who has new people coming in), so I have now chosen to quietly volunteer in the classroom, rather than on the PTA. Our kids have learned and gotten good grades and not really had many bad experiences, so overall they have been happy and that pleases us, as the parents...

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
The school has an excellent learning environment. The open door policy allows parents to visit and get involved. There is an overall positive environment, and the children are encouraged to learn and read. I have three children who have attended, and two are still attending. I have witnessed the school's dealings in every grade, and I can say that it is an excellent school. Only on one instance have I witnessed other staff overact on uninformed situations, but for the most part teachers and staff are familiar with the parents who visit on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
This school did nothing short of fail my children! I have two children who attended Honeycutt. While on occasion they received a good teacher, our overall experience was horrible. My daughter was repeatedly bullied by three students. I brought this issue up repeatedly and nothing was ever done about it, and to make matters worse each new year all three were assigned yet again to her class so, this continued for three years. The educators here fail to recognize issues such as ADHD as well. My concerns about my daughter having possible ADHD were ignored until we were redistricted to another school! My son was treated horribly by one specific teacher's aid in the first grade. His entire first grade year he, and many other students were punished by this aid for her mood swings, which myself and other parents witnessed. My son began having anxiety about attending school due to her to the point he would become sick in the mornings....TAKE YOUR CHILD TO ANOTHER SCHOOL! Oh and the school does not have a full-time nurse so if your child has allergies and needs an Epi pen you are out of luck because they do not keep medication in the building!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
While the teachers are great, the office does not want to deal with tough matters. My youngest is now dealing with a bully. It has escalated from the boy physically breaking my sons possessions to now actually physical contact and leaving marks. Talking with the school they began to ignore my calls when i tried to find something out and called my son a liar before they ever looked into anything. This is the worst school for condoning bullies and their behavior.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
I have 2 kids who go to this school, my oldest son is in AG and his teacher is wonderful and I have no complaints about her. My youngest son is in Kindergarten and he is having problems learning. He has been having problems since the beginning of the school year but they waited until the end of the year and was already on the retention list to try to help him or figure out if there are any learning disabilities. I think they could've done more testing earlier so that we would know if there is a problem and get him help sooner. I feel like the Kindergarten teachers and assistants don't really care and aren't very friendly.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2011
I absolutely LOVE this school! For the past six years I have had at least one of my three children at Honeycutt! I have never had an issue with this school. If I had a concern about my child I made sure to talk to the teacher about it and the situation would get resolved. I am very involved with this school and have been a part of the PTA for 5 out of the 6 years. Having so many parents being involved in this school has helped to make it one of the best elementary schools in the area! Outstanding staff, wonderful and caring teachers and let's not forget the awesome ladies in the front office!! It will be hard to find another school like it when we have to move!!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
My children have attended Honeycutt since 2007, prior to that we attended a school on a military installation and that is the sum total of my/our experience as parents of children in the public education system. Not to long ago Honeycutt was awarded recognition of being a National Honor School of Excellence. I don't believe that achievement was a mistake and after witnessing the devotion of teachers and even more importantly the parents to ensure our children succeed I believe it is within reach in the future. Like any school there is always room for progress and most of the staff are receptive to any suggestions made. I love Honeycutt, I love the teachers, I love the staff but most importantly my children love Honeycutt.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
My daugher attended Honeycutt for K/1st grade. I will admit that she did have problems with keeping her hands to herself, talking, and sitting in her seat. Her teachers decided the best way to deal with her would be to turn her desk around to face the wall for months. She was never given the chance to start a new day with a clean slate. Shortly after, my daughter was suspended for fighting. She told me that it was self defense. I asked the principal to review the survellience tape on the bus. She claimed she would but when questioned a couple of days later she said she didn't because she knew my daughter was lying. After spending a day in her class I learned that the learning environment was appalling. The teacher did no form of actual teaching. They simple shuffled the kids from table to table and tossed worksheets to them. There was no smiles or happiness in the classroom at all. The teachers and principal at Honeycutt have no clue how to deal with disruptions in class. There only answer was to push them aside and ignore them. I have since decided to homeschool her and now she is doing great.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2010
I have a child with an IEP and she continued to struggle through the school year. I met w/ her teachers and principal on several occassions and was told that my child was getting everything the school had to offer. At the awards ceremony at the end of the school year, her teacher had the lowest grades in that grade. I was very disappointed. I think her teacher did what she could with what she had. I think the school could have nipped things in the bud, as they have award ceremonies at the end of each marking period. If they saw that her kids were struggling early on, they should have offered to switched some of the struggling students into the other classes that didn't have so many. Therefore, the school DID NOT do all they could for my child. Therefore, we are moving before this school year starts.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
This is a great school! The atmosphere is fantastic. The administration supports the teachers, and the students are all expected to excel. The students are well-behaved, in general. Just walk in sometime - you can be sure you won't see any loud, ill-behaved, unsupervised kids in the halls. Winter Wonderland, Field Day, Spring Fling, lots of fun activities for student and family involvement. I love this school!

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2009
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February 09, 2009
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September 18, 2008
My daughter attended this school from kindergarten to fourth grade. She is now in fourth grade and the school year so far has not been good. Her third grade year in school was very good. She loved her teacher and excelled in the classroom. I am trying to keep a positive attitude and encourage her to do her best. All teachers have different teaching styles and some teachers styles work a little better than others. Overall, I think E. Melvin Honeycutt is a great school but it is getting a little overcrowded because everyone wants their children to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
This school is great! The principal and the teachers are very eager for your children to do the best they can. Its a safe school, and the children are very well behaved. This school LOVES parent involvment! I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
Yes, of course this school is great! Academic wise,.....however, let us lay off the Accelerated Reading program a bit. Geez, my kids used to love to read, but now, they are just about forced to! This school has 'Media Nights' on Wednesdays where the kids can take tests on the books. God forbid they do not make a hundred on it. You should hear some of the reactions from other parents, not to mention the looks on their kids faces. I'm all about being a school of excellence and what not, but when reading becomes a chore,....let's simmer down.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 30, 2008
The parent teacher involvement in this school is unbelievable. There are not many schools across the country someone could walk into and see so many people happy to be there. This is true from the principal down to the students, custodians, and parents. We are blessed to have such a great environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
It is an extraordinary school, children devoloped their imagination by differents didactics, this school and teachers are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2008
Honeycutt is a wonderful school that has an open door policy for parent involement. The school also has a wonderful and dedicated PTA program that supports the children and making the sure that activites are fun and always eventful. Aside from the strong academic program that is always taking the lead in the district to set examples, it also takes pride in the wonderful teacher/student relationships. We are very proud to be apart of the Honeycutt Family!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 28, 2007
We have lived in Fayettevilee for 5 years and my children love Honeycutt. There is excellent parent participation and the students all enjoy the friendly atmoshpere. It truly is a great neighborhood school!

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October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
Excellent is one of many word that describe this school... Great is another that can describe the principal and the staff. I love this school, my daughter did six awsome years and my son is currently enrolled I have 2 younger children that I hope will attend this school. We are looking for a house to purchase and I am praying to find one in this school district. Everyone at this school for the costodians to the principle take a part in making this school what it is and continues to be, I feel like we are a family and that is very important to me. Being a single parent I have had nothing but support from everyone at E Melvin Honeycutt. Thank you and may God Bless you for all you do to make our children prepare for their tomorrows.

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May 29, 2005
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February 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 21, 2004
My child has attended Honeycutt from kindergarten through 5th grade and has had six wonderful years at this school. The teachers truly care about giving each child the best education possible. There is a family atmosphere throughout the school and parent involvement is strongly encouraged. Parents are always welcome and are highly appreciated when they volunteer in any capacity. Honeycutt has a loving, caring environment that allows your child to blossom. I really feel that it is one of the best schools in Cumberland County.

- submitted by a parent

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E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School
4665 Lakewood Drive, Fayetteville, NC  28306
(910) 426-2020
Last modified E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top