My son attended Harris Creek for three years. He needed intervention for reading and math. What I found was that my son's teachers were often unmotivated to help him, and that the assessments were inconsistent across the board. My main problem was that the current leadership of Harris Creek is pleased with maintaining the status quo instead of really helping students. After my job took me Durham, and we relocated to Cary, now we can really see the huge difference between schools in various parts of Wake County. Our son comes home motivated and happy everyday instead of being depressed about continually being assessed at every corner. Wake County needs to devote more effort to finding quality leadership at schools that are not located near its more pristine areas.
My son is in his second year here. Teachers are great. He loves going to schol
My son is starting his second year with Harris Creek and I am extremely pleased with the administration and teachers. He has excelled academically and socially. I would definitley recommend this school to my friends!
We are very happy at this school. The administration, teachers, and specialist have all been great. My daughter has exceeded my expectations and really blossomed at Harris Creek. We feel like Harris Creek is a home away from home and feel like there is a great sense of community.
My child has been at Harris Creek since 2005. I have been quite pleased with the teachers and administrators. Not only have my children excelled academically, but emotionally and socially. The children have been exposed to the arts and science through special programs. Love this school!
My son has been at Harris Creek for almost two years now, and we really like it. The teachers are great and friendly. The principals are wonderful too. No complaints here!
I took my kids out of their magnet school program to send them here. The teachers are excellent and the principals are wonderful. Every child is looked at as an individual, so their assignments are designed with their own learning styles in mind.
Harris Creek is a great school to bring the kids. The principal and the vice principal go out of their way to make each child feel welcome. The staff is very welcome and have been able to help my children.
My daughter has been in Harris Creek for three years. She loves the school, programs and teachers. She is excelling at an above level in all areas of her studys. My experience/communication with the principal, vice prin. and teachers has been great! My only does my daughter love school...she now would like to be a teacher when is grows up. On July 6th, my youngest daughter will be starting at Harris Creek for her first year of elem. school. :)
Very unhappy with the teachers and the staff. They are uncooperative and they don't want to listen to what the parents have to say. Save yourself a headache and put your child in a different school.
We love Harris Creek! I have two children here, one typical child and one with special needs. This is our children's third year at Harris Creek, and we have found the teachers to be very responsive and caring. The administration is responsive, when necessary, and all staff members communicate wonderfully.
This is our 2nd year at H.C. and I love it! The princial is an outstanding perosn and is involved. The teachers have also been great and very easy to work with. Overall I am so very happy with the school.
Very unhappy with the administration of this school. Even the people in the front office are rude and unfriendly. Communication between school and parents is non-existant! Send your kid somewhere else.
This is our 1st year at Harris Creek. Although there are many children, it is not nearly as large as a lot of Wake Co. elementary schools, thus keeping the class sizes lower than Wake Co. average. As the school is still new, the PTA seems to be getting up & running, but they appear to be very active & getting more so each month. The main things that makes H.C. a good school, is the principal. She is very visible, & involved.
This is our first year at Harris Creek. This is also only the second year of the school's existence, and the first at the new state-of-the-art facility. It is a huge campus. Many things are still coming together to make it feel like a 'home.' My children's teachers are very responsive to the individual needs of my children. I have been very pleased with the services that my children receive (speech therapy, Title I reading help, as well as AG math and reading). Having been in another Wake County public school, I do have something to compare it to. I think a lot of what makes a school stand out comes from the leadership. Because the school is so large (around 1,000 with students and teachers) I have not had the feeling that there is a community, more like a factory.
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