My child transferred into Stough late in the year and has found happiness in the school and the teachers. The teachers are nice and help the students to be proud to learn. My child loves to go to school again!
My child has attended Stough since kindergarten; and she is now in 3rd grade. Something horrible happened between last year and this year. The office staff is great, and the K-2 teachers were, too. But the new principal -- forget it. She came on board this school year. At least, I think she did. I've never seen her -- not that I haven't tried. My entire family is active at school functions, and I haven't seen her at any that we have attended. When I have asked to make an appointment to meet with her, the office staff insists on helping, instead. She never responded to the email messages I have sent her, either. This is such a disappointment after Principal Keech -- who knew each and every student and was very "present" in the school community. My kid's 3rd grade teacher's lackluster attitude and lack of effort are laughable. She does nothing to encourage the kids' self esteem. In fact, she seems pretty good at deflating it. She teaches 100% from worksheets (some of which don't even get evaluated) and puts no effort into "learning experiences" -- which were quite impressive in previous years. NOTE: The teacher rating is only for this 3rd grade teacher. K-2 were all five-stars.
This school unfortunately lacks strong leadership, high standards for teachers, and quality instruction in the lower grades. Many students do not receive differentiated instruction, especially those who need to be challenged. Teachers rely heavily on worksheets and standardized instruction instead of actually teaching kids to think and giving them a chance to practice skills they have learned in hands-on ways. I would not send my child to this school.
This is our second year at Stough. We have been very pleased and impressed with the teachers, staff, and atmosphere of the school. There are very few traditional public schools in our county that can also boast a family-like environment, and warm nurturing staff and teachers combined with challenging academics as well. Stough has exciting and cutting-edge resources available to all the children, and as parents we are thrilled that our daughter is receiving a good, challenging education and that she's getting the chance to belong to a richly diverse school community.
This is our second year at Stough and we love it. The Principal, staff and teachers are awesome...so caring and positive. The Promethean Boards in the classroom are amazing and we will have one in almost every classroom by the end of the year! The family events are great and my son comes home excited about his day and what he has learned.
I have 2 children currently attending Stough. We are in our 5th year at Stough. My kids love their school. We love the teachers! They are caring, enthusiastic, and innovative in the classroom. I am pleased with my children's academic progress. The teachers are embracing new technology throughout the curriculum. The PTA is active, welcoming, and very supportive of the teachers & staff.
The teachers are caring as is the principal, but unfortunately the kids that attend the school are poorly parented. It's hard to find very many nice kids with good morals at this school. It's a shame really because the staff seems to try really hard. If only the parent's paid more attention to their children. My Son has attended this school for 4 years now and it's sad that we are looking else where.
The office staff is great. Extremely friendly and even remembers parents and kids by name. Academics is mediocre at best. Children are not taught to master the material and parents don't know how to help to study for tests. Children are spoken too respectfully. You may find one great teacher in each grade. PTA is awesome. They really are doing their best to promote the school.
We have been very happy at Stough. The teachers are top-notch, the parents are wonderful, and my child has had a great experience so far. He is learning so much, and loves to go to school each day. He has also had his cultural horizons expanded, through meeting friends from a number of different countries.
This is my daughters second year here at STOUGH and my wife & I could not be happier! The principal work her tail off to be the best for our kids & our school. Mrs. Keech, her staff & STOUGH Teachers truly care for children & strive for excellence. At the same time teaching the real parts of life. The 3 R's....Ready, Respectful & Responsible. The PTA is truly an energetic & inviting group that is there for the kids & the school. You won't find a better school in Raleigh, NC!
We have a passionate group of parents and a talented, smart and dedicated teaching and administrative staff who believe in the importance of education and helping each student achieve his or her goals. Our child is thriving and loves Stough. We couldn't be happier and are very proud of our school.
We transferred our son from another school to Stough this year and so far we've been very pleased with this school. Great school and awesome PTA.
I love Stough because it has a great character education program called the Character Critters Club and a fantastic principal.
This is our 7th year at Stough. My oldest just started 6th grade at Daniels Middle School, where interims went out last week. He has straight A's. I credit the wonderful teachers he had during his 6 years at Stough. They prepared him well for middle school. The principal, teachers, staff, parents - EVERYONE at Stough is welcoming and caring.
I grew up in the Oak Park neighborhood and attended Stough for 4th and 5th grade. Five years ago we bought my parents house and are raising our 3 boys in the same house. I currently have a 3rd grader and one in kindergarten. I love that my kids are attending the same school that I did 31 years ago! I have always loved Stough! You can't find a better staff of caring and loving teachers.
I love Stough Elemetary because we Strive on being the best put keep our kids/teachers postive and our teachers/staff work hard to make sure there on the right track! Horray.
Stough has a great group of administrators, parents and students! Some of the most caring and concerned staff I've ever met. My daughter and I have been a part of the Stough family for 3 years. She is in the 4th grade this year and absolutely loves her teacher! Since our first day we wished she could attend Stough through her college years!
wonderful teachers, that are there for my child. Great school, a good start for my kindergartener. A clean environment, a secure safe environment and I love the location.
The teachers are all wonderful. They care about the children. The office staff are the same. I also love Super Kids Day and Mardi Gras.
As a newcomer to Raleigh, I was very particular about which school my daughter attended. My daughter has attended a Fine Arts Magnet School in Georgia her entire school career and the transition was making me nervous. Upon going to Stough to register my daughter in school, we were greeted by the administrative staff with open arms and they were all so friendly and caring. As I got to know my daughter's teacher and began to visit the school more often, I realized that these friendly and caring characteristics were apparantly an epidemic. Everyone was so cordial and exhibited great hospitality. We felt so welcome. I think I was more nervous than my daughter as she seemed to fit right in. Thanks Stough for making us feel like a Stallion!
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