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1519 Morrisville Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560

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January 22, 2015
I have 2 children at MES. My oldest is advanced and up until 3rd grade has had an average experience. Her teacher this year is the most uncaring teacher we've ever had. My daughter needs redirection often and rather than being a champion of her success and complimenting her, she is constantly berated in front of classmates. She is no longer a behavior 'issue' in class because she has become very withdrawn and doesn't want to participate. Conversations with administration has lead no where saying they won't offer her help until she is "failing" in some aspect - which means my advanced/gifted student has to completely fail a subject and HATE school before anything will be done. This school can not work with students that don't fit their perfect mold so if you have a child that is quirky in any way - don't bother with MES. Just walk the halls and you won't see a school with any sort of individuality - they're militant in most of what they do and want everyone to conform. My youngest works well here but if my oldest gets into one of the magnet schools this coming year, she will be leaving in short order.

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December 18, 2014
We moved from out of state and are unimpressed with faculty and administration. Students are not challenged here, and instead are scooted along to hit minimum requirements. Staff responds to parents at a glacial pace and only then when prodded multiple times. They promised to follow up with the prior school to get records, because they won't accept copies from parents, and never did. Parent-teacher conferences have yielded nothing of value, just the teacher praising common core and avoiding having to discuss how to actually improve student performance.

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June 12, 2013
I've had 3 kids at MES with my last graduating this year. The good: great parent involvement, generally great kids, teachers love the kids and some are amazing instructors, good atomosphere, school pride. The bad: this may be true for all schools thanks to No Child Left Behind, but the focus is on getting more kids to pass EOGs, not on helping every child learn. Principal seems very status quo and not interested in advancing individual students; you will get good lip service but few changes. Kids love the school and we've made some good friends there but would have loved to see more academic challenge.

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March 11, 2013
Excellent teachers, great principal, special events that make the kids feel like they are part of something awesome.

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January 09, 2013
This is a great school. My child attended from K-5 grade. The enviroment is safe and supportive, the PTA is very active, and the teachers are all working together.

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November 28, 2012
I agree with the poster that says that her child gets in trouble for the silliest things. We've had good teachers and we've had bad teachers. More bad than good at this point. I also agree with the poster that said that some of the assistant teachers could use work. Many of the teachers, including specials teachers and assistant teachers seem to have a huge attitude problem. Also I agree with the poster who said her kids became used to not being challenged. We experienced the same thing. My kid began his first few years with a love of challenge and learning, and progressively has developed little work ethic because my kid is now used to everything being so easy. Also the getting in trouble for silly things has also turned my kid to just expect to get in trouble and afraid to trust or talk to the teachers.

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August 12, 2012
My granddaughter enjoys the school, likes her teachers and from what I see in her learning, the teachers care about the her performance and want her to succeed and learn. I like the school and happy she is a student there.

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August 03, 2012
As an educator, I am very picky about my children's education, and MES has been a wonderful fit for my family. My children are happy, challenged, and feel safe at school. Of course, public school is what you make of it, so get involved with the awesome PTA and see the fantastic work that the faculty and staff are doing for the students and community.

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April 11, 2012
i am a student at morrisville and i love it, everyone is great and there is a no bullying policy, also people show exceptional behavior get rewarded. Also we learn music, art, physical education, technology, science, math, reading, social studies, media, writing, and much more! I definitely recommend this school, oh and also there AIG program is spectacular

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May 27, 2011
My daughter is a kindergartener at MES so this is our fist experience with public school. I think that the school as a whole is good. I like the teachers that i have encountered, but some of the assistant teachers could use a little work. The principal is sub par. She will basically tell you what you want to hear so you will leave her alone. Are we happy here, yes, but could it be better, yes!

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April 08, 2010
I heard that Morrisville was a great school so I intentionally moved to an area where it would be my son'sbase school. I have not been too impressed with the school at all. My son also went from never getting into trouble and being an A/B student to being reprimanded for the most silly things. Him and his friends got in trouble for playing tag at recess and were told that they had to miss recess and write a paper of the dangers of playing tag and touching someone else. They have been playing tag for the past 3 years, so why this was an issue is most puzzling. Last week they were told that they could no longer play soccer. It is very upsetting to know that if one teacher decides they can not play a game, it is within that teahcer's right to have the students seize.

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October 04, 2009
amamzing teachers, fabulous principal, wonderful pta

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May 29, 2009
This is a good school with incredibly dedicated and talented teachers. I am really sad that this is my child s last year at this school.

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February 05, 2009
As a parent with children in MES for 6 years,I totally agree with the other review about the do nothing principal at Morrisville Elementary. Calculated responses, no action, always trying to cover herself...Robin is lucky the teachers and PTA are outstanding because MES has a great history and now it seems to be slipping under her watch.

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January 01, 2009
Morrisville is one of the best if not the very best elementary school in Wake County. I saw that one poster said that the PTA membership fees are high - they are $8 for a single membership or $10 for a family membership. I think that's not too shabby, especially considering what my children get from the PTA! Outstanding programs, outstanding benefits. Outstanding teachers and parent involvement. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else!!!

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March 27, 2008
This is an excellent elementary school with quality teachers. The teachers clearly love to teach and do a marvelous job motivating the kids to learn. It is a very nice campus and the school has many involved partents and a wonderful volunteer base.

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July 05, 2007
Pros: Very strong PTA. High Test Scores. Kids requiring extra attention get a lot of attention. Cons: Above Average Kids are overlooked. I have a child that use to thrive on being challenged. At the start of the school year my child was reading at 2 grade levels above grade level. The teacher did nothing to stimulate my child or the others in my child reading group. First I tried talking to the teacher, then I went to the principal? Sure, she was nice and gave very political cookie cutter responses. In the end she provided me with the changes that would occur. Results: Nothing changed, my child now hates to be challenged. My child has had an easy school year and only wants to do easy things. Don't expect changes anytime. Turnover was high this year. Principals priority will be keeping happy teachers.

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February 21, 2007
This is a fabulous school! The teachers are wonderful, the PTA is very active, and the overall enviroment is very positive. The year round schedule works so well and the teachers are very organized so the transitions go very smoothly.

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July 21, 2006
This school is awesome -- the teachers go above and beyond to ensure your child is getting an outstanding education. Compared to other schools in the area, this school stands far above...the standardized test scores are a testament to how well the students perform. The students benefit from the extra lengths the teachers and administrators achieve. I am extremely pleased with my child's progress!

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Morrisville Elementary
1519 Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville, NC  27560
(919) 460-3400
Last modified Morrisville Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Morrisville Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top