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Raleigh, NC
Students enrolled: 1,040

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3829 Forestville Road
Raleigh, NC 27616

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(919) 217-5100
(919) 217-3273
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November 03, 2014
The school has really gone down hill since change in office staff... There seems to be more concern with fundraisers and raising money for the school then the value of the students... Very disappointing...

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2014
My child has been attending Harris Creek for 3 school seasons now (K-2). The school started out fine for us but it has changed over the last couple of years. Recently, HC held their annual Boosterthon Fun Run. My kid ran 37 laps and earned over $400 through pledges. After the run, my child became ill so she needed to be signed out early. The faculty would not count her for a half day credit even though she just earned the school a bunch of money. When asked why the faculty responded in a not-so-friendly manner in front of my child and refused to let her have a half day credit. There have been a few other incidents that have really placed a negative outlook on the school and its staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2014
Harris Creek Elementary School used to be a good school. Seems to have gone down hill considerably since change in Administration.

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2014
This is our second year at Harris Creek. We have felt welcomed from the beginning. The staff have been nothing but nice to my family. My son has struggled with reading and the principal was so kind and set up a meeting to explain the different grading levels within reading. The teacher was very encouraging and I'm proud to say his reading has improved thanks to all the help from the teachers and TitleI teachers. It has also been nice to volunteer in the school even though I have a younger child whom I had to bring with me. Everyone is always so kind to him and we are looking forward to him starting kindergarten in July. LOVE Harris creek teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2014
Harris Creek has been great to my kids. I have a child that is AG and some that are on IEP's. ALL their needs have been greatly met.

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November 05, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2013
My son is in his second year here. Teachers are great. He loves going to schol

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July 12, 2012
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!

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June 30, 2011
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.

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June 07, 2010
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!

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April 02, 2009
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!

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March 16, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2009
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.

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March 13, 2009
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. :)

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March 12, 2009
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.

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October 13, 2008
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.

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September 15, 2008
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.

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July 09, 2008
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.

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February 02, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
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Harris Creek Elementary
3829 Forestville Road, Raleigh, NC  27616
(919) 217-5100
Last modified Harris Creek 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.
Harris Creek Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top