Students enrolled 854
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School leader Ms Ramona Warren
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3 stars
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March 17, 2014
Is helping with my child's reading in every way that's above My expectations they work with her everyday and explain What she needs too know to be successful in the third grade

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2013
We felt very unimportant at this school. After countless concerns with my son's teacher and the office/administration we decided to part ways. It seems that all the staff are very close to one another to the point that parent concerns go unnoticed. It almost seems like a childish group of high school teenagers running the place. Not impressed, not one bit.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
The Pre-K and exceptional children classrooms are committed to seeking excellence. It is often hard for the teachers to get IEP in place for some children due to administrative concerns with downtown. The new assistant principal is fun and cares a great deal! They now have a resource officer that is full-time and the kids adore him! This school has a new building and a lot of technology resources!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
There are many reviews about children being outside of the standard scope. There has been a shift in teachers this year with the opening of additional schools in the area. This has allowed teachers to be more involved. The new common core curriculum that is state mandated is limiting their creativity, but the teachers and administration still take every effort to improve and enhance the course structure.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
The new building has allowed for the entire footprint to be opened up and classrooms realigned. Smart Boards and Communications Installations in the classrooms have empowered teachers. Administration actually cares about teachers, students and families! Proud to have attended the school in the 70's and to have my children attend as well!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2013
I have been very disappointed in Sedge Garden. The reviewers who stated that if your child did not fit into the cookie cutter mold and were easy to teach and behaved well then the student was discriminated against. If your child has any type of disability it is difficult to get the school to cooperate or provide services that they are required to provide.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
I have a child in the fifth grade at Sedge Garden. While the teachers are both caring and nurturing, they also prepare the students for Middle School. This is not a worksheet type of school, it is very hands on. The lessons being taught are challenging and students really learn. All assignments and grades can be viewed online, so there is absolutely no excuse not knowing grades. Progress reports are real time and available anytime. Hard work is expected, and A's aren't just handed out. My child has attending since Kindergarten and his experience has been exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
The teachers have an obvious love of teaching, and they make it fun for the kids. The atmosphere is like a "family" and my child loves the school, and is excelling academically.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
My daughter attended Sedge Garden Elementary for the 2012-2013 school year for fifth grade. She was previously a 4.0 honor roll student, straight A's, before coming to Sedge Garden. My daughter's grades have suffered this year. Trying to communicate with teachers is nearly impossible , attempt after attempt failure to return calls/emails, hit and miss with incomplete progress reports, any program to curb bullying is futile as when you try to address a problem with the counselors or teachers they dismiss your concerns with excuses. Being an involved parent is an uphill battle as the school does not cooperate. Fifth grade teachers there are not passionate, caring or inspiring , they appear apathetic and burned out. WHen my daughter talks to a guidance counselor she was told " All I can do is listen, and cannot help you" I have always been heavily involved in my children's education, I feel very let down compared to my kids others school where bullying was no tolerance and teacher's had your child's best interests at heart and made sure you knew that . My daughter always felt her teacher's cared about her,but not at Sedge Garden. I would try Cash Elementary instead next time.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
I'm dissapointed in this school.At least from what I have experieced the disorganization and lack of communication with parents is abismal.I understand the lack of money in education and the pressure that is on teachers.However, as the previous poster said if your child isn't cookie cutter the teachers don't want to deal with it.If your child has any difficulties it's sink or swim for them.To be fair, it's possibly only this teacher and I just got a tenured teacher that felt like they answereed to noone.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2013
This is the worst school my children have attended. I have 3 kids currently enrolled at this school. While most of the staff is friendly. I have a child with ADHD who is currently on a 504 plan. They have called CPS on me at least 4 times this school year. Once for being 10 minutes late after I called and said I was on my way (first time I was late). Their option to teaching my son is, "We can't handle him, you will have to come get him" I have never met a school that said they couldn't teach a first grader. Then marked him as a non reader and he reads chapter books that have no pictures. They could care less about children unless they are drones and cookie cutter children. I am disappointed and I feel as though if they don't want my child to attend then they should take the necessary steps to enroll him in another school. But when I lodge a complaint, I'm just trying to blame everything on the teachers! FALSE, I'm just trying to figure out how hard it is to control a child with adhd when your supposed to be trained to do so. I'm at wits ends with this school. I never had this many problems with a school, not even when I was attending one.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
My daughter loves this school. The teachers are always avail to help the child. The PTA always askes for parents to be more involved. They have dances which allows the children to have fun. I thank all the teachers for being so caring, that is hard to find.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Sedge Garden is a great environment and they really focus on educating all of the children. The teachers are very caring. Mrs. Biyer has been wonderful and my daughter has really enjoyed her class and has learned so much this year. I look forward to what the coming years will bring.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
The teacher was nice- a little condesending and judgemental at first but she warmed up to us. My son got lots of individual attention and group activities to do as well. Not the best school I've ever seen but they are good hard working people.

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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
Both of my children go to Sedge Garden and we couldn't be happier. All of the teachers we have had are caring and understanding of the children's needs. As a student in the teaching field, I have found great comfort and help in my son's teacher, Mrs. Winphrie (Kindergarten). She is dedicated to her students and makes sure each understands what is being taught before she moves on.

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December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
my child was so happy with that school! it was great.I don't know about this year but the last 6 years were great

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October 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2008
I have a third grader in this school and although I was happy with her first year there, I am becoming more and more disappointed with everything. Not all of the teachers look happy to be there or interested in the progress of the children. Their politics are very liberal and I do not agree with a lot of the things that they are teaching my child. I intend to send my child to a new school next year!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
This school tries to put all children into the same category and worries more about testing and scores than it does about education and character development. This is a facet of the administration, not necessarily the teaching staff, many of whom I would trust with my children's future implicitly. It is a highly political environment with too much mental play to be conducive to parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2008
This school is Below Average I dont like my child going there that much.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2008
As a Substitute Teacher, there are only 3 elementary schools where I will work. The administration and the teachers are very caring and dedicated to the education and well-being of each and every child. My granddaughter will be starting kindergarten in the fall of '08 and I am DELIGHTED that it will be as Sedge Garden! Go Panthers!!! Dan Hudgins, Substiltute Teacher

- submitted by a teacher
March 10, 2008
There are a few stellar examples of teaching and a passion for the progression of youth in this school that I would give a 5 for. The administrative personnel are not focusing on the changing demographics and the inherent needs to step up. Financially, this school is better off than the state average and I would expect more accountability.

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February 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
My son is in kindergarden Ms. Dotson's class. We love everything. The kids are very involved in many activities and the teacher informs the parents of what is going on during the day. MD

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
This is my daughter's second year at Sedge Garden, a second grader. Last year, she was below grade level for reading. By the end of the year, she scored a 15/16 on a 17/18 scale. The teachers are supportive and encourage parent-teacher relationships. As with any school, parental involvement plays a key role. I have found the assistant principal to be very supportive and teachers dedicated to increasing student achievement. Sedge Garden is the only reason why I have decided to stay in this area. My daughter loves the school and her teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2007
Overall, I've been fairly pleased with the school. Most of the teachers have been wonderful, but I've had great difficulty obtaining help for one of my children that has struggled from day 1.

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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2005
I have a second grader here and I have to say that I am very disappointed in the organization of this school. They are overcrowded in the class and understaffed. They lack the arts program. They are on a revolving basis so my son receives art every 7-8 school days as well as gym and music. Testing is the number one priority of this school. The teachers are overworked and it shows in their temperments. My son who enjoyed school before we moved here now despises it. We are moving out of the area to a better school system.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I am a parent of a third grader at Sedge Garden, and also had a son that attend Sedge Garden for four years now in middle school. This is a wonderful school, I have found the teachers and staff both to be exceptional. They all go above and beyond their duties- all very nice and willing to work with parents. Both of my children have excelled at this school, I would recommend the school to any parent. I feel the principals, teachers and staff care about all the students and want them to do their best. Sedge Garden rates a 5 in my opinion and I have been very satisfied with my children's progress.( both A/B honor roll students) which I give credit to the school/teachers for helping them reach their potenial. I am a proud Sedge Garden parent. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2003
I have a 4th grade student at SedgeGarden. My child had a problem 1st quarter with a teacher that was not teaching her. I requested a change and she was moved to another class. Her new teacher teaches at a very fast pace. She does not take time to make sure the students understand the lessons before moving on. This is my child's second year at the school and she's displaying self esteem problems and a lack of interest in school itself. She has never missed a day of school, but she has totally lost interest in school.

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475 Sedge Garden Road
Kernersville, NC 27284

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Sedge Garden Elementary
475 Sedge Garden Road, Kernersville, NC  27284
(336) 771-4545
Last modified Sedge Garden Elementary is a public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sedge Garden Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews.