I guess for North Carolina standards this school is OK. The principle and teachers seem to genuinely care about their students, but I do find that their approach to students and teaching methods can be a bit closed minded and antiquated at times. The major issue I have is with the school counselor (Erin H.). Not only is she basically useless and inept at her job, but condescending, rude, and judgmental. I don't know from what Cracker Jack Box she pulled her degree and credentialing, but this person should not be able to counsel anyone...let alone children. Wake County needs to send her back to wherever they found her.
I am very happy my kids are in Conn Magnet.The teaches are awesome,they are very helpful to them. My kids enjoy going to school daily because of them,and I have seen drastic improvement in them.I am thankful to Conn Magnet school
We have two children that attended Conn. One is now in middle school and the other in 3rd grade. Conn has allowed my children opportunities to learn outside of just the prescribed curriculum. The integration of art, dance, drama, music, and entrepreneurial design has given them a more diverse learning experience.
Conn has been a super fit for my kindergartner and second grader (both boys). I love that while the school is STEM-oriented, they also offer focus areas in art, music, dance (they have a dance studio!), Spanish, drama, and PE. The teachers and staff go out of their way to offer enrichment. STEM night, with students and faculty from NC State is amazing. Literacy night, author visits, arts excursions, and an end-of-year CONNival are also highlights. The Junior Explorers program gives kids a chance to be challenged in the early grades before AIG testing. And, as another reviewer said, the students and staff reflect the diversity of our community. It's a wonderful environment for both academic and social-emotional development. We are a base family and are so glad we decided to stick with Conn!
Conn Elementary is a wonderful school! The teachers, administration and staff are exceptional. They challenge my children and provide them with a very nurturing classroom environment. I love that my kids go to a school where the diversity of the community is represented in the classroom. I appreciate that my kids have access to the Arts - drama, music, dance, art, etc etc! The teachers amaze us with their ability to work with many children at different levels of academic ability and keep them all challenged and thriving! We love the school, the community and the staff.
We have had a great experience at Conn! Both my 3rd grader and Kindergartner love this school. They have had great teachers who challenge and inspire them. The specials teachers, support staff and media specialists are wonderful as well. They love the full arts programs and the active learning component makes learning fun. Conn also has a great community we are happy to be a part of.
We have been very happy with our experience at Conn. My son is in 4th grade and we are a magnet family - we chose Conn for its active learning and technology themes. Conn is now a 1 to 1 technology school - students have daily access to iPads. I have found the learning engaging for my son. The teachers and administrators care and are invested in the students. We have found a community here, and we will be sad to leave after my son graduates next year!
Conn has moved to a 1:1 technology school and creating opportunities for the students to use that technology with corporations enhancing coding skills and STEM curriculum. The project-based theme keeps my son interested in learning new concepts while researching his interests. Our teachers have been good through third grade, but communication could be improved. As a PTA parent, the parent support network is great for both base and magnet families.