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School leader Ms Melanie Butler-Williams

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3815 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

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3 stars
Based on 21 ratings

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September 18, 2014
The things I like are Uniforms, faculty teaching discipline, reinforcing morals & self worth. As parents we should instill in our children respect & love for all and the school continues this teaching when we drop our kids off. I believe in quality communication there could be more of that everyone seems to have a lot on their plate from the teachers to the parents, I believe if the school stayed with smaller classes & more teacher assistance it would advance & stand far above other schools. But overall The sacrifices has been commendable. I brought my child back because I believe in Preeminent hard work, personal responsibility, and a nurturing school community combine does create one exceptional experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
I am the husband of someone who works as a substitute teacher at Preeminent. My wife experiences there are nothing to brag about. The discipline at this school is horrible or shall I say nonexistent. When the students do something inappropriate such as use profanity towards the teacher, there are no disciplinary actions. The child may be sent to the office but then they will just bring them right back! There will be no suspension or anything and the students know this. This is pertaining particularly to the middle school grades. I'm not talking about an isolated incident, this is a common thing st this school. I'm not blaming the students for there behavior, but I blame the administration and the parents who are not holding them accountable. The administration of the school doesn't seem to really care what the children do. There are many disrespectful behaviors committed by these students that would ordinarily call for expulsion at any other school, but I guess they need the money. Before my wife got a position there, we were actually considering sending our child there. I'm so glad we didn't. I wish more parents would learn more and speak out about this school.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2014
My grandson attended this school last year (2012-2013). His family had such high hopes for this school and his academic career there. As and educator, I was familiar with the Heritage Schools. I advised my daughter to remove him from this school and not consider returning him there under any circumstances. He attended 1st grade here, entereing as a model student (behavior, academics, etc) from a private school with a higher score than PreEminent. His teacher at PreEminent immediately determined he was a behavior problem and he spent most of the year trying to please her and stay on the color indicating good behavior. When asked about academics she could not deny his performance, but seemed to look for something wrong. I personally believe she had some personal dislike for him or something about him. This year he attends an elementary school in Garner. He is again a model student, making good grades, gets along with his teacher and classmates and is haveing a great year. The problem, PreEminent. Many of these reviews are old. Don't put your child in this school. If the Heritage Schools were actually monitoring what goes on here they would not allow an association.

- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2013
My daughter attends Kindergarten at this school. I must say I was a little hesitant about enrolling her at first because of the low review and test scores. But I was so impressed when she started, her teacher recognized in the 1st week that my child needed more of a challenge and placed her in an advanced kindergarten class. Her current teacher is excellent with challenging my daughter and always communicating about the lessons being taught each week. I find the parents of the K-1 hall to be very evolved with volunteering and donating items to the classes. My only concern would be the drop of process. At times it can be a little unorganized especially considering you only have from 7:45am- 8am to drop your child off. There needs to be a better system in place as after 8am there is no one outside to direct traffic.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My grandson attends this school and I find it to be an excellent school. The teachers are engaged and they keep the students interested and he is scoring well above his grade level. I highlt recommend the school.

- submitted by a community member
February 16, 2012
I have 2 children in this school 2nd and 3rd Grades. Both Teachers are excellent! I have no complaints. Both of my daughters have excelled as a first year student leaving a local public school. I feel they are cared about and I trust the staff. The Principal has proven to be OK with me. The office Staff is where the real value stands. Ms Shaw goes above and beyond and is the most Professional Member in the building. Ms Melody is worth her weight in GOLD! I would definitely refer anyone who is an active parent in their children's lives. As for the 6th Grader Review, I believe that the parenting begins at home. We must raise strong children and address issues with respect and responsibility. Otherwise, based on your approach people may seem UnProfessional and and Unresponsive to your Needs. Get a Grip.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
I have a son in kindergarten and a son in the first grade and they really love going to school. They are learning things far beyond what they were learning before we moved to North Carolina. I am pleased at the way they keep the children focused on their learning by sending homework packets home week. I also like how the principle has a face, not just someone who sits in his office and dictates but he gets involved with the students and the parents and that was definitely a plus for us.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2011
I have a 6th grader that attends, my experience with the authority there is unprofessional, you can express how you feel about something there as a parent that you don't like, instead of it getting handled the principal hold grudges and shows that he dislikes you in every way, and have attitude with you from that moment on, thinking that you have insulted them. So Unprofessional. This is what I see not some days but every time I pick my child up. To me if you don't want the kids to bully each other, Someone needs to lead a better example, because they only do what they see from those who teach them.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 18, 2010
This school is a school with no real culture. This school is a bad mistake for me as a parent. The teachers do not know how to control a classroom setting.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 26, 2010
I have 2 kids at Preeminent. One is in 2nd and one is in K. Its been an experience to watch my kids mature academically this first year and I am impressed with the progress thus far. I will keep them there and see how this next year goes.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
This is the worst school ever would not recommend it to an enemy. This has been the worst experience for my children & as a parent, I regret placing them there. I have two children that attend and have had to have them switched to different teachers. Both teachers seem to be overwhelmed by stress and do no know how to control their classrooms,children can do what they want. The Assistant Principle is very helpful and understanding and there are people there who mean well, but overall I am not pleased with the general enviornemnt and regret placing my children there. My children are advanced and the work the children recieve in class and for homework is simple, not challenging and there is very little effort made to accomodate children that know are ahead.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2008
I have 2 children at this school and Ms. Smith and Ms. W are amazing teachers. They do one on one time with the students and they make sure that each child understands and excells individually as well as with the class as a whole. This is my daughters second year here and she is above her grade level. This school is a great school. Although I would love for them to get more after school activities that the kids could be involved in, and a cafeteria. Otherwise this is a great school. If you want stress free schooling try Pre-Eminent!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2008
You better get on board with Preeminent. It's like a free private school. You don't have to worry about buying clothes beacue they wear uniforms. They have a new great principal who's turning things around. Soon you will not be able to get in this school, so if you want your child to be part of something great thats happening, call up Preeminent. By the way, my son is going to the 5th grade .

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
I am a parent of a current (2007-08 school year) PreEminent student. While this year has been an adjustment for her (and me), she has excelled academically and I am very proud of her. Her teacher was able to, in a small period of time, change her from a child who was not interested in her education to one who is enthusiastic about school. While there are some issues at PreEminent, I feel that the faculty and staff are genuinely interested in the students and want them to be successful in life and in academics. As a parent I feel that if you find an area that is lacking in a school, you should become involved and see what you can do to help out...

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2007
I have a child in the 6th grade at PreEminent and I am very concerned about what is going on. The 6th graders have had 6 new teachers since the beginning of the year. If something drastic doesn't change, the scores for this school will be even worse than last year's. This school has as much potential as any other school to excel, but maintaining good teachers and upholding high standards will have to begin to win before a change can begin.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
According to Spring's 2005 standardized test results this school continues to prepare students to achieve their greatest potential, as measured locally and nationally! You can expect great things from PreEminent.

- submitted by a teacher
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
September 13, 2004
I am a parent of a student at Pre-Eminent. I have watched my son excell academically and gain self confidence as well as fantastic study skills. This school is incredible, has nurturing teachers and keeps children on the road to success. This school goes from K-7 this year and next year will go from K-8. I look forward to 3 more years with my son as a student here.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This school has been great for my three children. They are all on the A/B honor roll and they are above average in their academics.

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Preeminent Charter School
3815 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC  27610
(919) 235-0511
Last modified Preeminent Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Preeminent Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top