Students enrolled 453
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School leader Mr Charles Miller
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District Wake County Schools
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1130 Marlborough Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

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5 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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May 20, 2014
We have been very happy at Powell. The electives they offer are great, especially the art and drama electives. There does seem to be a lack of parent involvement, which overall probably causes the low test scores at this school. Also I'm not sure about the discipline situation, as several of my child's classmates have had bullying issues that do not seem to be adequately addressed by the administration or teachers. My child has thrived in his years at Powell though, and we look forward to several more great years there.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Are we really proud of these test scores? I think not! The test scores should tell you about how this school is. I think 5/10 is giving them too much. Id say 3/10. This is a disgrace to our education system

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2014
I have 2 children at Powell and we love it! It provides my children with enriching electives which they absolutely LOVE! I am thrilled with the teachers. They are caring professionals who strive to make learning fun and challenging for both of my children. We have been at Powell for 4 years and have had a great experience at all grade levels! I would (and do) recommend Powell to all of my friends. If you're looking for a small school with an amazing family atmosphere, you MUST seriously consider Powell!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
We are truly a family here at Powell... Teachers, Parents, Staff and Students working together! We are a small GT magnet school nestled inside the belt line. Creative and dedicated staff challenge students to think creatively, be innovative & problem solve through a wide variety of electives and classes.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
This is a gem for Raleigh's youth. Smart, unwavering leadership. Caring teachers in their element. Active parental involvement. The small size helps the community feel like family. GT is equally challenging and inspiring; the electives are nothing short of awesome. We are blessed to be here at this time. Cannot say enough good things about this special learning environment and the people that make it all happen!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
At Powell we are a family. Teachers, staff and PTA do their best to meet each and every child's need. we love our school!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Powell Elementary has been my neighborhood/community school for all 5 of my children since 2001. As my last child enters I can only be thankful and appreciative of the warm and loving family feeling I get when I walk in the door. I have watched how the landscape and the staff have changed over the years but the spirit of the school is even stronger than ever. Powell has helped me raise and educated my families and communities future, my children. Thank you Powell and look forward to another exciting journey into learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Both my girls have thrived in the creative and supportive environment. As a dad I am so relieved to find a school that accepts and promotes individuality. It has given my children a true sense of self and acceptance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
It not only is an extension to our family, but the magnet program is excellent. My child has thrived since Kindergarten. The teachers and staff care about your child. The education is the best you can get. My child loves his 'specials' and his 'electives'. This has allowed him to learn so much more. Powell has been such a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
It is a small diverse magnet school with friendly staff, supportive families and a great electives for students to take.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
This school has a family atmosphere where every child is treated like a child and not a number. Families are known to the staff and to each other. I love the arts focus and the great teachers all around! Powell is just simply a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Powell's teachers (Ms. Scott specifically) have been fantastic in helping my grandson transition into the educational environment. The classes offered have inspired my grandson to learn. Learning is fun for him and that is so very important.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Powell GT Magnet Elementary is a great school because it has a great staff! The Teachers, the Adminstrative Offices, Cafeteria & Custodial staff are all great leaders for the students at Powell. The Teachers go above and beyond the norm to provide the students with the resources they need to reach academic success. Powell is really a great family environment and offers many different events for families and the community to come together and support the school. The greatness of the staff is then transferred to the students. The schools Performing Arts program is incredible!! Each year, I am blown away by the talent the children possess! The productions the school has each year is a showcase for the students to incorporate the academics with the arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Wonderful teachers and administation. The entire school really works together as a team and the kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Powell has been a great school for my two children because it has allowed them the ability to explore many avenues of learning with support. Teachers and staff do a great job of making sure that families feel welcome and informed. When you walk into the school the atmosphere of one of respect, love, and teamwork. I love the way they have had literacy and math nights, as well as interactive bullentin boards that allows for learning to take place around every corner. I also love the elective choices that range from extra help for struggling students to creative art's and problem solving strategy choices.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Powell GT Magnet Elementary Public School is a welcoming elementary school where we demonstrate respect for each other through our daily pledge and school motto. The populatuon at Powell is very diverse but all students get along and have learned to respect and appreciate the unique kids who make up our population. We have wonderful teachers dedicated to successful student achievemnt and growth which is demonstrated in our statistics demonstrated in our end of year scores and our progress toward closing the achivement gap. Powell school is operated under the guiding philosophy of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and we strive to offer opportunities to all students to experience many kinds of learning through art, drama, dance, technology and academic courses as well. I vote for our school because it is a very special place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Excellent teachers and terrific resources available to all children. The support of Powell Panther family has been immeasurable. We love Powell!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Powell Elementary school has a triangular support system not found in most schools. The parents support the teachers, the teachers think the world of their parents and their help, and the administration supports both effectively too. It is a win-win when we all come together for the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
It's a wonderful magnet school that enriches the lives of the neighborhood kids as well as the magnet kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
It's where all children are able to be ingaged in education, where all children can find their talent, where all children can reach their potential. It's education through academics, the arts and diversity. We are a community for the children: parents, teachers and administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
We LOVE Powell! It's an awesome school with a wonderful staff and a great bunch of students. I have seen an improvement in my child since he been there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
This is such a wonderful school! The teachers & staff are so friendly & encouraging.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Powell Elementary School offers a wonderful varity of programs to enhance the learning experience of each students.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I have sent 4 children to Powell, now, and have loved the opportunities presented to their very different needs. I have 2 that have played in Band, 1 in orchestra. 1 has Sensory Processing Disorder, others are Accelerated/Gifted, and all have their needs met. The staff, administration, and parents all work together to meet any issues and help our kids be successful. All of us care about all of the children, and volunteer every time we can.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Powell's magnet program has performed so well through the years that it uplifts the entire neighborhood around it. It's kept my kids interested in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Why do we love Powell? I don't know where to begin... The electives, the specials, the ability of the teachers to help both the higher level as well as the students who need more attention, the welcome team the drama and band productions... from the moment the kids enter in Kindergarten they have an opportunity to find their strengths and shine. The school is just awesome and the teachers? They are fantastic!! I couldn't have been blessed with a more devoted and loving staff to help educate my boys and to help them grow. I feel good about who I am entrusting them to each day and I also feel that I could go to the staff if any issues arose. Overall my experience with Powell has been nothing but good. We are truly blessed!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
Powell GT Magnet Elementary is not just a school, it is a community. Every member of the faculty, from administrators to costodians, treat each child as one of their own. Teachers know all of the children in the school as well as their families. You cannot walk throught the doors without being greeted by name and a smile. The example set by the faculty filters through to the children and their families. We are a community that supports one another and lifts eachother up when needed. Our children learn together and grow together. Our children teach us as we watch them mature physically, mentally, and emotionally.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I love Powell because of the teachers. They are am example of what the teaching profession should look like. Everyone gets alone, the school is orderly, and always clean. The class sizes make the environment condusive for learning. I love Powell and would recommend it to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The teachers believe in the school mission. They treat the kids with dignity and trust, while expecting them to show respect for themselves by working hard.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
Powell is a wonderful school with an excellent staff. The principal is terrific. Our son is learning so much and really enjoys the variety of electives. We're very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 23, 2008
I want to say that Powell has made a tremendous change in my son's life. I hate to have to leave the school for we are moving out of the district and it saddens me to have to have my son leave only to have to get used to another school and other teachers. Mr. B you are awesome....... Hey who knows I might find somewhere close and he won't have to leave. Mrs. Baggs I love you for all the help you and Eriq's supporting team given him. The learning and reading tools that you all have set up is wonderful. I guess folks don't have a clue as to how hard all of you work with our children and I find that greatness works in numbers. Keep up the good work Powell.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
This school is one of the best experiences we ever had. The principal is deeply involved with the students, the teachers truly care and offer the children such a teremendous amount of possibility to enhance gifts and help to discover as well as improve any problem areas.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2004
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Powell Elementary
1130 Marlborough Road, Raleigh, NC  27610
(919) 856-7737
Last modified Powell Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Powell Elementary Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews.