Students enrolled 773
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School leader Ms Kathleen Marynak
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District Wake County Schools
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1050 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

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(919) 388-5240
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4 stars
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January 16, 2014
My Child came from India and joined this school in 1st grade. The environment, fluency in English everything is new for her. I take this opportunity to thank her class teacher Ca....., ESL teacher and all of them who had made my child very comfortable and i see a tremendous change with my daughter. To me the best school in Morrisville is CEDAR FORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL who gives full attention to each and every child.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
My 3rd child is now attending Cedar Fork and we could not be more pleased with the teaching quality. All teachers (except one who is no longer there) have been phenomenal. They have cared deeply about the kids in the class. Most of the teachers gave my kids opportunities for additional challenge and learning beyond the core class work. We have been thrilled with our kids' experience. I will make one important point, however, and that is that both my wife and I are VERY involved in the school and in our kids classes. We volunteer as often as possible, both in our kids individual classes and in other areas of the school. In general, parental involvement at Cedar Fork is amazing--much better than the school in Arizona where our oldest attended kindergarten--and there is a definite feeling of community.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My children attend this school and I am very pleased with their progress and the best part is the teachers are very dedicated and give their best to the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
The review stating the principal concentrates on the students and parents' concerns as her first priority is the way all schools should be. This is the advantage that private schools have over public schools. A Teachers' focus has to be based on student success and they should find their fulfillment in this way. I lived in the Washington DC area for several years and moved to Montgomery County rather than Washington DC because DC's school system was run for the benefit of the teachers and school administrators---not the students. Washington DC had one of the highest expenditures/student in the U.S. with one of the lowest levels of student success. Teachers should have fulfilling careers but the focus of schools must be the success of the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
I am disappointed to see that a negative review was deleted from this site recently. As a parent and a friend of a former teacher at this school, I have to say that the administrators at this school create a very poor working environment. The principal undermines the authority of the teachers on a regular basis, and is an absolute pushover when it comes to parent concerns/issues. She does not stand up for her teachers, and fails to support them through tough situations. The TEACHERS ARE FANTASTIC and the majority of the students are high achieving and hard working. Good place to be a student and parent, but BAD PLACE TO BE EMPLOYED!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
This school is absolutely a gem! Super friendly staff and parents; wonderful caring and involved teachers. Both my kids have scored in the high 90s on their EOGs each year at this school. One of the few naturally diverse schools in Wake County. This school is like a big family and principal is so nuturing and supportive of all the students - she even remembers all their names!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
My daughter studied in this school for a year and I am proud of her progress. She has shined in all the areas. The teacher is doing a great job. My daughter is happy to go to school. I was satisfied as a parent that my child was doing good. Only that they don't have many electives compared to other schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
My son JoJo teachers from different grades are great, I love this school Thank God to provide this great school for my kid. Amen !

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
Ceder Fork is AWESOME!! We moved to the Neighbourhood from Miami (Coconut Grove), Florida and unlike the City of Miami Public Schools, Morrisville Elementary Schools have a high standard of learning for it's children, the parents expect more from the school, and the teachers expect more from the students. Primarily the parents of the children that attend the schools in the area are foreign nationls (60%). Most of which were top-of-their-class in their own countries, with PHD's and Master's Degrees. Given the high level of education, the amount of involvement from community volunteers and the focus parents give education, you are sure to get a Private School education for your child for free. You have a problem or concern, the school will find you a solution, just ask the right people. Lots of Children, Families about 80% of the population.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2010
My son who is in first grade loves going to the school each day. All the teachers he's had since kindergarden are great (classroom teacher, TA, music, PE, art, technology teachers, all of them). I was impressed that he was taught sing all 50 states alphabetically in his final months of kindergarden. Parents involvement is high too. I am kind of sad since we have to move to another school next year. At least many of his friends also will be moving to the brand new school with him (Alston Ridge Elem), so he'll continue to have some old friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I like the diversity of the student population, the location, and the commitment of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
Cedar Fork was the first school my son attened and since has been in 3 other schools. The 2nd school was because Wake County changed his school and the other 2 were because of moving. Out of all of these schools, Cedar Fork IS the best. The teachers are wonderful, the interaction with the parents from the whole staff at Cedar Fork is unbelievable. Not to mention how much your child feels at home and welcomed. My son felt safe in Cedar Fork and if it wasn't for his teacher and the wonderful program that the school has to help your children learn better, my son wouldn't be where he is today. THIS SCHOOL BY ALL MEANS IS A 5 STAR SCHOOL!!!

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April 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
This is most definitely a 5 star school in my opinion. I have 2 children at the school and we love it. The staff and teachers are warm and caring and the principal is absolutely wonderful. She is very approachable. The new assistant principal is terrific as well. You can tell that they both truly care about your children. And they take the time to know all the students...not just the discipline problems. The best thing about the school is the diversity. There is also a lot of opportunity for parent involvement and this can make a huge difference in your child's education. I can't say enough good things about the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
I'm sorry but this is not a 10 school!!! Please really look into it. Those who are happy are pretty much lucky. This school has great personal teachers but not enough experience, and they take to long to help kids with learning difficulties. If Wake County demands academic achievements at certain levels, teachers, assit, schools staff should address the fact that not all kids are cut with the same cookie shape. Routine and same procedure will not work and as teachers and principals dealing with kids should know this. How can you spec kids performing all great without enough PE, as they mentioned before. Also artistically the school lacks on performance, every holiday show is so boring and mediocre. Even do you have kids who are full of live and energy. But I'm not surprise, PE and energy is dead at Cedar Fork Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2008
Everyone has an opinion, but I must disagree with the post about the Principal. She is wonderful - manages the school to a T, is very caring, approachable & open with parental communication. Having had a kid at another school that was supposed to be in a great area, I know the difference when you don't have a good principal (Brier Creek). Here you couldn't ask for better. The teachers are wonderful & caring. We love this school, it is cultural diverse & we desperately hope we don't get zoned out for the next year. We may move just to stay in the Cedar Fork district. As with any school you get out what you put in. Parents you must be involved. We enjoy being in the PTA and volunteering - it is a great school community & the students by and large are happy & do well.

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August 17, 2008
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July 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2008
It is true what the previous poster has written about the class sizes, they have been larger each year, as Morrisville has continued to pass out building permits. Kudos to Wake county Board of Education for capping Cedar Fork for the next two years! The grading system is Wake County's new way and it was an adjustment for all parents. I wish there was a better way to help parents understand the difference between a 3 and a 4. If your child earns a 3 they are doing well :o) Overall, Cedar Fork is a great school, with caring staff and administration, great PTA and wonderful parents and children. We are all here with one common goal: to see our children get the best education possible. As a parent, I couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2008
This is our first year in North Carolina and our daugther's first year in private school. There some pros and cons about Cedar Fork. The classrooms are overcrowded but to the town of Morrisville's fault. They are approved all the construction of these new communities so it was not a well thought out plan as far a big enough school. I do not like that the teachers do not correct the homework. They are concerened that students might be getting help at home. As a teacher myself you get to know your students after awhile can tell when someone's is getting help. Second the grading system, my daugther recieved a 100% on every spelling test but did not recieve a 4 because she did not go above and beyond (wake county policy).Huh? As someone mentioned before the do need more PE and more ways to challenge the gifted students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
Although the staff is very nice, class size is just too large; principal lacks management skills and passion towards education. All she cares is grade. I don't feel 'my school' spirits at all.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
People will always find something to complain about (another poster mentioned the lunch choices), but really; you can't find a more involved and diligent staff than at Cedar Fork. Wonderful school, wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
Not enough PE( Physical Education) even the playground is sad and booring. All they care is academic improvement. Maybe is a county regulation and not the school fault, but I have to mentioned. Lunch choices are yucky!. Is not good for boys at all, they need more PE, so in the future they are healthy and it's beeing proof that lots of physical activity brings great academic performance.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
My child was new to Cedar Fork this school year. Unfortunately, my child had a very different experience compared to what the other reviewers posted. The school is overcrowded; class size is as high as 30 students per class; services for academically gifted students is limited to less than a few hours per week; staff was unimpressive in some cases. I enrolled my child at Cedar Fork after using this web site. I believed the glowing reviews ... but I found out the hard way that this school is not a '10'.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
We have been so pleased with this school! The principal is involved and very receptive to any parental concerns. She is very approachable and you can truly tell that she cares about the school and its students - she even remembers their names at such a large school! I have a 2nd grader and Kindergartner, and although my 2nd grader had a tough adjustment with this being his 1st year there, his teacher was so supportive and has been patient and helpful with him. The school is growing like gangbusters, but the staff takes it in stride and comes through to provide an A+ public school education. The diversity of this school is another strength. I love my kids being in this multicultural environment. Cedar Fork is 1 of the best elementary schools in this state. Everyone I have talked with absolutely adores the school, teachers and staff there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2008
We and our children love this school very much. The children are eager to go to school every day, including weekends. We are still amazing ourselves by significant progress that they made during this year. Fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2008
I have two chidren at this wonderful school, one in third grade and one in first. This is their second year at Cedar Fork. I am so pleased with the structure, the curriculum, the staff and overall environment here. The principal and vice principal are always very involved and really take pride in all that they do. The teachers are just fantastic. An extra kudos to the reading teacher who is really doing exceptional work with the students. There is a feel of disipline, structure and support throughout the school. I am so very impressed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2008
This is my first year at cedar fork. I have four children attending and I have been so impressed with both the staff and the academics. One of my sons had a difficult time adjusting to a new school and his teacher was so supportive and encouraging that it helped us get through it. The guidance counselor was so wonderful and helpful. I also have to say that the principal of the school also took the time to speak with my son as he sat on her lap to help him understand that although change can be scary it can be exciting and eventually won't be scary at all. As a mom, I am so grateful for all this support. The academics I find at the school are challenging and the teachers do a wonderful job of giving children the extra academic attention they need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2008
Excellent school with hard working staff.

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February 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2007
My oldest child just finished her first year of kindergarten at Cedar Fork and I can't imagine being more pleased. The facility itself is very new so everything is clean and well-maintained. The student body is remarkably ethnically diverse: in my daughter's class of 25 students, about a quarter were Indian-American, a third were Caucasian, a few were African-American and a few were other Asian-American. I visited my child once every couple of weeks for lunch and was always impressed with how friendly all the teachers and staff were and how appreciative they were of parent involvement. I've heard rumors that Ms. Marynak is a disciplinarian, which is great - I think students should have healthy respect for a principal. And this past year, Cedar Fork won Honor School of Excellence for Wake County. Go Stingrays!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
Yes, it's a school with lots of potential. Would like to see a dress code. Would be good to see a class to learn Spanish and Band classes all starting in the 4th grade. Patrols would be a nice addition too.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
My daughter is just about to complete Kindergarten in this school and I must say I'm highly impressed with the quality of education and the personal attention given to each student.The staff is very friendly and the school is very neat and clean.A lot of emphasis is given on discipline in a very positive manner.The vice principal is very involved and is always seen working hard around the school rain or shine.In all it's a wonderful environment for any child to learn and grow in.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
What a great school! The academic program is awesome. Structured, disciplined and well maintained environment. Teacher gives individual attention to the kids with reading/writing/Math Challenges. Teachers are wonderful encouraging the kids in all aspects of learning. Prinicipal keeps the school very disciplined.

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Cedar Fork Elementary
1050 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC  27560
(919) 388-5240
Last modified Cedar Fork 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.
Cedar Fork Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews.