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Kipling, NC
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108 Lafayette School Road
Kipling, NC 27543

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(919) 552-4353
(919) 557-3066
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July 17, 2013
I am also highly disapointed in the school. The school has been going down hill since Ms. Yates took over when Mrs. Bowen retired. I can't undertand why there was a Krispy Kreme Donut fund raiser at Lafeyette Elementary but the funds were for another school. The parents were told the fund raiser was for Lafayette but it wasn't. Ms Yates misinformed a lot of parents. I also am upset of the fact that a lot of teachers are leaving or have already left. In talking with many of the teachers, a lot of them are tired of having to deal with Ms Yates. It's sad to have a principle run off some of the best teachers in the school.

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May 07, 2013
I am also HIGHLY disappointed in this school. The staff doesn't seem to know how to handle bullying even though they are supposed to have a "zero tolerance policy." My child has been bullied ever since she stepped foot into that school and nothing is being done. We've gone there time after time to bring up problems that our child has had and nothing was done. However, once my child started to act out against the students that bullied her now SHE is the problem and got suspended. Yet again, nothing was done to the children that bullied her. I wish we lived near another school in our county because my child wouldn't go back to LaFayette again. They don't know how to handle bullying, they don't know how to handle children that fall victim to bullying and they don't know how to straightforward and honest with parents.

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August 06, 2009
I am very pleased with Lafayette school the teachers are caring and very loving also I have found out there is a before and after school daycare called After the Bell right behind the school that my child is going to attend this year so convenient. Go Eagles

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July 29, 2009
Amazing School! I am a parent of two very happy kids that attend LaFayette Elementary School! They were in Kindergarten this past school year and loved every minute of it! Their teacher and assistant was nothing short of outstanding, the staff made them feel comfortable and important each day! As a parent I always felt informed and knew that each day our kids were going to be safe and learn a ton! I appreciate all the hard work the staff puts into the school! Looking forward to next school year! =)

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May 29, 2009
I am very dissappointed with this school. I have never seen so much ignorance in all my life. The principle is a joke. This school has really gone down hill since they got this new principle. This school says they have zero tollerance for bullies and yet I called and have gone down numerous times over the past month and nothing has been done to solve the problem. My child comes home everyday distraught by the way she has been treated. I will just be glad when this school year is over!

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October 06, 2008
I think Lafayette is such a wonderful school ! The teachers are top notch and Ms. Yates does a terrific job of looking out for the needs of the students. When we first moved here we passed up a neighorhood we liked a little better because it was'nt in the Lafayette school district, that's what a great school this is !

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February 19, 2008
I have 5 grandchildren at Lafayette. I moved from Cleveland Springs area just so they could attend the school that we raised our daughters at. We love that all the Staff knows your children and calls them by name.It is a hometown school with exceptional teachers and is truly a school of high standards. My family loves you Lafayette.

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June 07, 2007
The teachers at this school have been a true blessing. My daughter just finished kindergarten and her teacher was great with communicating with us, and I feel she truly cared about not only my daughter, but the other kids in her class as well. My nephew also attends this school, and his third grade teacher, even being new, was nice and caring and really helped him adjust to his new school. She gave him extra challenging work, since he is academically advanced in math. Through her encouragement he finally learned to like reading. The principal was also great. She was not only dedicated to the school, she actually cares about her students. This school is great!!!! Anyone looking to move to Harnett county should know that Lafayette is the best school in the county. It not only has the highest test scores, it also has the highest volunteer hours.

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March 28, 2007
I have to children attending Lafayette, 1 in Kindergarten and 1 in 2nd Grade. I am extremely pleased with both teachers. They have demonstrated true concern for my childs education. I feel my children get a good balance of instructional time and resource time everyday and every week. It's really nice to see Ms. Yates (their principle) walking the halls and visiting classrooms. She is very approachable and child-friendly. I feel that it is very important that the administration be out and about during the course of the day to relate to the children and to have conversation with all, children and staff. I have never been around a school that was so blessed with parent involvement. Teachers get 1 duty-free lunch a month because of the generous time of parent volunteers. That says alot! I give Lafayette a 5 Star.

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February 20, 2007
My son is in the 3rd grade. I truly think he doesn't get enough homework to do. I think the curriculum can be a bit more stimulating. Sonya Yates is the Principle now at the school.

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September 15, 2004
This school has some of the best test scores in the county, but it also has a wonderful principal and parent base. My child has done very well at Lafayette.

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May 29, 2003
LaFayette Elementary School is a wonderful school. Mrs. Bowen the principal is very hands on, she truly cares about each and every student and encourages them daily. My son is in the fourth grade and was having a tough time adjusting to some changes but his teacher, teacher's assistant and the principal were right there encouraging him every step of the way. I am truly thankful that my son attends such an excellent school.

- submitted by a community member

May 29, 2003
LaFayette has a top quality principal and staff. They strive to reach all children from the brightest to the most challenged. The teachers volunteer for 2 months in the spring to stay after school twice weekly and tutor children who are at risk for passing the EOG. A summer academy is offered for the month of June for students who do not pass the EOG as well as for children who do pass the EOG but need additional help to keep skills sharp for the next grade; this service is offered free of charge. We have 3 children at LaFayette and have dealt with 5 teachers. Each one has been an excellent teacher both academically and emotionally. One amazing quality of Mrs. Bowen, the principal, is the fact she knows each child by name and many, many parents by name, too. LaFayette truly is an outstanding school!!

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Lafayette Elementary
108 Lafayette School Road, Kipling, NC  27543
(919) 552-4353
Last modified Lafayette Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lafayette Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top