Students enrolled 467
School leader Mr Geoffrey Hawthorne

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4011 Nc 56 Highway East
Louisburg, NC 27549

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(919) 853-2347
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4 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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April 27, 2011
Not a great school if you have a special needs child. Look for ratios of suspended kids with special needs compared to state average

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January 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
We were pleasantly surprised with this school. Our third grader had been in a private school the past three years in Pitt County, so it has been an adjustment. From the first day visiting the school, we have been impressed by the entire staff. They focus intensely on academics. My only concern is that they do 'teach to the test,' clearly with the goal of doing well at End Of Grade testing. I'm sure there are challenges as this school is in an economically challenged area. But I feel better about this school than any of the public schools in Greenville, NC

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August 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
This is a wonderful caring school. One of the best I have ever seen. Just a little country school. Everyone cares about the students education.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
I am an intern student enrolled at Edward Best School and I am also a substitute teacher. For many years teachers from this very same school have made me what I have become today. Even though some of the teachers may be different, but the moral and standard of teaching has not. I am very proud to say that this school has even inspired me to move up in the area becoming a teacher because of what I learned from the teachers here. Teachers such as Ms. Duncan, Ms. Nelms, and Mr. Alston. THANK YOU!!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
As indicated in the Franklin Times today, this is a great school with a great leader!!! I'm glad that some find it necessary to pull their children out and send to another school. At least this may reslove the over capacity problem the school currently has.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
I have 2 children attending Ed Best. I will be pulling them out at the start of winter break. I'm very unsatisfied with the curriculum, and teaching to the lowest level student. My suggestion is to find another school.

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June 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 16, 2007
I don't care for this school. They don't care about the students as much as they should. Its just about getting through the day. My child went from making all A's to making C's & D's here. Once I pulled my son from this school his grades went right back up to all A's. If you are concidering placing your child at this school, Please concider another option.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2006
My kids have been going to EBES for a combined 6 years. They have programs for gifted kids as well as for slow learners. The principal is always available to talk to parents and she knows almost every child's name. Parents are emcouraged to be involved. The school needs some renovation and a larger cafeteria.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
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Edward Best Elementary
4011 Nc 56 Highway East, Louisburg, NC  27549
(919) 853-2347
Last modified Edward Best 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.
Edward Best Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top