Students enrolled 746
School leader Ms Holly Shaw
Transportation options Yes
District Wake County Schools

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8401 Wildwood Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604

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(919) 713-0600
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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April 28, 2014
It has drastically went down in performance of the teachers and it reflects in the scored of the students. I will be moving and happy my son will be getting needed help.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2013
My son attended this school for early intervention and I had no idea what an amazing school this was until he was placed at a bad one. This school (principal included) will make every effort to work with and what is for the best of the child. They were a true blessing in my life and for my son. I have trying to get him back there ever since. Their communication is top notch as well as teachers with a passion for what they do.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
Wildwood Forest turned out to be better than I was expecting. My son started mid 2nd grade due to some health and emotional issues, and because of that I was very nervous about his starting into a larger school. Ms. Jackie who worked in the office did a tour with us on his first day and helped him adjust to being at the school. He did very well and continues to do well this year in 3rd grade. I think the teachers do an excellent job of teamwork to help all the students do well in school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
Both my children attend this school and we have had nothing but wonderful things to say about it. The principal and staff are strong & it boasts some of the best academic scores in the county. The interior building is neat, bright and inviting. Nearly all classrooms have Promethean boards which helps children learn how to use current technology. The PTA is supportive and goes above & beyond to help keep the school climate positive.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
My daughter is now if fifth grade at Wildwood and has been at this school since kindergarten. The school has been great and she s been lucky enough to have great teachers over the years most notably in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grades. The teachers have always been available when needed and have communicated effectively with me. The principal is very involved and seems to care a lot about the students. My daughter has made many friends here over the years. The PTA also has a strong presence and you can see that during the annual carnival as many people come out and volunteer their time. I ve been happy with this school and I would recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
My son has attended this school for three years. His teachers have been amazing, the PTA is strong and I have had a very positive experience regarding opportunities to volunteer and participate in his classes. The staff and administration is responsive and understanding. Its been a great school for our family.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
We moved and this was our base school. My son was so excited to attend and it could not have been a worse experience. So many things are wrong with this school, and his teacher was just plain awful. It became so bad that after 2.5 months, we pulled him out to homeschool. I would not recommend this school to anyone, ever.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
How anyoone could give it a rating above 1, are you kdding me? The school is so bad the got rid of the principal and AP. Might get better but I wouldn't put an enemy's kid there. If you went to a school in a slum, then perhaps this MIGHT be an improvement. There are a bunch of good schools in the Wake county, Brassfield, Davis Dr, Highcroft, Green Hope...Stay away for this establishment!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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no rating June 26, 2008
I was very happy this past year w/ the 1st & 3rd grade teachers that my sons had . The love the school and the classes.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2008
My daughter went here for second grade. We've moved several times since she started kindergarten and she usually adjusts/does well but she has done beautifully here. The teachers worked well with her and the principal was hands on. There is a strong PTA and parental involvement/volunteerng is OK but can be improved. Per my daughter, this school was in the middle, they challenged me but I wanted to be challenged a litlle bit more.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2008
My son went to school in Kindergarden and loved it. His teacher was amazing and the staff was wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
This is my first year at Wildwood Forest Elementary. The principal is amazing, she is so friendly , helpful, and knowledgeable. My children's teachers (kind & 2nd grade) have all been exceptional. I love all of the positive attention, I think it is terrific.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 23, 2007
My son is in the third grade and has attended this school since kindergarten. We have been very satisfied with his experience there so far. The teachers are wonderful about communicating with parents and show a genuine and personal interest in students. Parent involvement is exceptional - very active and productive PTA. The former principal was a jewel - a real people person and excellent communicator. The new principle, though well recognized and celebrated in education has not been as visible or involved with parents as her predecessor.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2007
Overall this is a terrific school. The teachers are great and the new principal will get the scores up if anyone can!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2004
This school is great. My son has attended since 3rd grade and has shown marked improvements in math and reading skills. The school is very active in community events and the PTA is awesome.

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Wildwood Forest Elementary
8401 Wildwood Forest Drive, Raleigh, NC  27604
(919) 713-0600
Last modified Wildwood Forest 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.
Wildwood Forest Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top