Students enrolled 693
School leader Mr James Douglas
Transportation options Yes

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5018 Dillard Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

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(919) 233-4200
(919) 854-1631
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4 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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September 23, 2012
I love DDES because I attended dillard 1st grade through 5th and I got to know all the teachers. They en they have to be are really nice and strict when they have to be

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2011
My child attended Dillard Drive Elementary from K-5th grade and I will say that our experience was primarily good. I was concerned when I dropped her off for kindergarten but after her first week and throughout the years that she attended, I was fairly confident that Dillard was a good fit for her. Most of the staff was very friendly and nice and I felt as if I could go to them for anything. I can relate to the parent who made the statement about the front desk person there. With the office staff it was kind of hit or miss. For the most part they were friendly to decent but were at times a bit rude and failed to appropriately greet parents who entered the office which made me feel like I was bothering them b being there. I will say that everyone was nice and friendly to my child and treated her with kindness and friendliness which was most important to me. It will be very different for me dropping my child off at a school other than Dillard this school year but she has already contacted some of her former teachers and made plans to go back and visit them.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
As another review stated, front desk person is rude, followed by the principal with a forced smile at all times. I was very happy to remove my child out of that school, where I felt like entering a military base camp; Not "migrant" friendly nor sympathy towards 'minorities'.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
I loved having my daughter go to DDES. I volunteered almost daily and had an excellent relationship with the teachers and the rest of the staff. Sadly I had to move and my daughter could no longer go to DDES. I feel like I lost part of my family when we moved

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2011
My son came to this school mid year. I was very unhappy with the way the school functioned. The office was very unorganized and frankly the secretary and principal were very rude, it seemed to inconvenience them that I was registering my son in school there. To make things worse, when my son and I showed up on monday for him to start school the teacher was not even informed she had a new student and was totally un prepared. We have since pulled him out of that school I was not impressed by any means.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Dillard Drive Elementary is a phenomenal school were teachers and students want to come each day. As Dragon Flies soar, so do our students academic achievements.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
the appreciation of parent involvement from the teachers and staff. everyone works together to make our goals a reality for the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Its a great school with very good teachers my children go there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
The encouragement to excell is excellent

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
We have the greatest Teachers/Staff - they are very loving and nuturing to the students. They strive to have the students 'Travel the Road to Excellence'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
The teachers and the staff are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Dillard Drive Elementary is a positive place for teachers to work, students to learn, and parents to become involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Dillard Drive has an amazing group of teachers!!! They are truly concerned for the well-being of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I love Dillard Drive Elementary because of my grade level team and all my co-workers! The students and teachers have an excellent rapport and we have wonderful parent volunteers.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 21, 2010
I have volunteered there, and a good friend of mine works there. They have a great program!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
The teachers and the administrative staff are all incredibly passionate. They reach out to the community to get involved in the school as well. They are open to parents' feedback and their academic performance is in the top 10 in the county.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2008
We moved to Cary from the west coast and were not sure what to expect from DDES. Although we are from Cary and live further than I'd like, I feel compelled to write a review. From the 1st day of school to the last, this year was fill with commradre. The balloons, school spirit & smiling faces the first day made my kids feel like it was OK to be at a new school after such a drastic move. This can only happen with good leadership. I have to say though, the last day of school with 'Schools Our For Summer' blaring with the loudspeaker topped the cake. My kids love DDES and the staff is tops!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
We're pleased with DDES and are part of a neighborhood (node) who sends their children to the school from Cary. Though I disagree vehemently with some of the ways that Board of Education is managing things, the teachers are extremely dedicated and enjoy their jobs and work well with our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2007
My belief is that this school has lost sight of the person through the politics. My children have been shuffled around within the school due to poor planning. While I have been happy with individual teachers- the general atmosphere is grim- unfriendly

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
Dillard Drive is an excellent school. My child was there for (K) and from day 1 her teacher Ms. Young(soon to be Mrs. Wright) and the assistant Mrs. Britt were great. You can't go wrong with them. It saddens me that we move and it is not our 'base' school anymore.

- submitted by a parent
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Dillard Drive Elementary
5018 Dillard Drive, Raleigh, NC  27606
(919) 233-4200
Last modified Dillard Drive Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dillard Drive Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top