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9801 Brier Creek Parkway
Raleigh, NC 27617

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(919) 484-4747
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October 23, 2014
Wonderful school, teachers and staff. Very responsive, helpful, and caring. We appreciate everything you do!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2014
Great school! Teachers are attentive and instructive. My children love it there. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
We have been at BCES for two years and have had a great experience! Dr. Chambers is extremely visible, supports her staff and the students and runs a tight ship. We are constantly informed about what is going on via e-mail and phone and the teachers - as well as staff - are attentive, caring, professional and on point. My 5th grader thoroughly enjoys BCES and always has positive things to say about BCES. As a parent, I always feel welcomed and there are LOTS of wonderful ways throughout the year to get involved and be a part of the school's success. I am almost sad to have to leave and transition to middle school. BCES Rocks!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
Brier Creek is an excellent school. As a licensed teacher (not one that works at this school) and a parent, I couldn't be happier. Dr. Chambers is great and we have had wonderful experiences with the teaching staff. Big kudos to the PTA also.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
The experience at Brier Creek is one compared to a private school, the staff is friendly and helpful. Dr chambers and the teachers are some of the best in the county just spending time with any of the teachers you can tell they care. it's a privilege to have my daughter at Brier Creek. Go jets.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
This is our first year at BCES, and thus far we have been very impressed with all aspects of the school; from the quality of the teachers, active PTA support, the organized processes the school has in place (signs of a well-run school), to the condition and cleanliness of facility itself. This coming from a parent who was initially reserved about our child attending BC (it was our second YR option) only because I didn't know much about BC. While using standardized test scores can be a good indicator of education quality, as "great schools" site uses to arrive at their 6 out of 10 score, I don't think it is best to rate a school on test scores alone. There are many other factors that contribute to the educational experience, including and most notably parental involvement and proper educational support at home.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
Brier Creek is a fabulous school! This is our first year at the school and the transition went extremely well with our children. This is a very welcoming school. This school and principal have exceeded all our expectations in regards to dealing with learning disabilities that the previous school did not want to acknowledge or help and made our children feel like failures. The staff is great and always there to help the children succeed. They found some issues with our child and immediately provided intervention during the day. The communication with the parents is outstanding and nothing is ever hidden. They provide any test scores/results that a parent requests. The staff will meet with parents at any time to discuss the progress of the children. Our children went to a previous school that only cared about test scores and this school is not like that. They care about the success of the children and provide any necessary help. Our children absolutely love attending Brier Creek Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
Principal chambers has been a great disappointment. She is uncooperative and lacks the skills to communicate to parents in a supportive manner. She is cold and has a diva mentality. Any issue that might result in any poor PR is covered up rather than investigated. Only interested in test results. School does not adequately help children who start to struggle. Teachers are good.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2012
My daughter just started at Brier Creek and I have been very impressed with the Principal's accommodations of my needs as a parent, the carpool organization, parent communication, and their strong PTA. I do agree that the PTA seems to be really focused on fundraising - and they seem to do an amazing job at it. I am looking forward to an enjoyable educational partnership with Brier Creek.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
If your child has any kind of learning disability or if they are falling behind in class, there is no help whatsoever. The school principal is more interested in test scores and does not accommodate any assistance for those who fall behind. I am so frustrated of the lack of care and compassion as well as practical advice.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2012
My children have both been in this school since kindergarten, and just entered second and fourth grade, respectively. We have a lot of experience with this school (four plus years now) and have been pleasantly surprised by the increase in quality and organization of our boys' educations. The Principal, Dr. Chambers, is incredibly responsive, forward-thinking, and runs a tight ship. She is kind and receptive, and really pays attention to the parents', students', and staff's needs. She also knows how to shift, when necessary, and understands which combinations of students and teachers will work or not. Her hand is in everything, which I appreciate, because I feel like she really has my boys' and the school's best interests at heart. I've noticed that she carefully selects teachers when she hires them. If they do not fit her profile, they will not be hired. Finally, there are many AG opportunities at Brier Creek, and as a parent of a student who participates in many of the AG activities, and is a part of the AG program, I am pleased with the support Brier Creek provides in this area. Similarly, I've noticed a good amount of resources for students who need extra help, too. :)

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
My child is getting ready to start 4th grade and we have loved Brier Creek. My other child starts Kindergarten and we are so exicted. This is a great school that doesn't get enough credit. Teachers do not leave because of the strong leadership of the principal, Dr. Chambers. She is young and full of great ideas. The teachers go out of their way to offer after school enrichment. The school board does amazing things every year. This school's future is bright!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
Brier creek is a wonderful school. The principal and staff are very friendly and approachable. The teachers are great and offer many after school activities/clubs, Reading, Math Olympiad, Battle of Books, Odyssey of the Mind etc. The AG teacher is amazing. PTA is very strong and very good fund raisers for the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2012
Our son started out in a private school - and it was a miserable experience. They finally told us we weren't welcome back right after our child was diagnosed with ADHD. Our Dr. recommended a year round Wake Co school...which were a bit nervous about based on our experience in private: Brier Creek is AMAZING. They have no issues with our son, in fact, he has excelled. The principal is wonderful, teachers have been great and other parents are VERY involved.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
We didn't think we would love this school but it has turned out to be excellent. The teachers are caring and the principal is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
i am very..... very... happy at BRIER CREEK ELEMENTARY .Good ,excellent,great ,nice and clean awesome school..........

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
Our children are very happy at Brier Creek Elementary. Their teachers are top notch and challenge students to reach their full potential. The principal is very enthusiastic and makes a point to stay connected to parents through regular emails and a blog on the school's website. The PTA is strong and sponsors many family events throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
The school needs just some more time for the new changes brought in by new principal. Overall, teachers are friendly and cooperative.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
Used to be a good school. Unfortunately not anymore. We started since opening, but every year we see the school deteriorating.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2010
We have been very happy at Brier Creek. The leadership is excellent; the principal and entire front office staff are very approachable. Both our children have been challenged academically. We were previously at an area private school, and the quality of academics at Brier Creek is on par with our previous school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
BCES has been a good school. There have been transitions over the last 3 years there including principal retirement, vice principal moved on, instructional coordinator moved on, teachers moving, retiring, etc. Through it all there has been steady improvement in parent/school relations and the school is responsive to issues parents/students have. PTA is in a state of flux and has been active, over emphasizing fundraising at times vs cirriculum.But opportunities for parent involvement are numerous and welcomed. Some over emphasis on test scoring vs learning basics is noted, but teachers are genuinely interested in student improvement yet have their hands tied at times. This is due to a cirriculum schedule that limits them from assisting the students in mastery of a subject, forcing them to push past w/ only rudimentary understanding of a concept. This is apparently district wide per conversation w/ other parents. Overall, safe clean and working.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
New principal has had to overcome some "old school" ways from previous managment, which is an improvement. Parents need to be involved to achieve the outcomes they are looking for. Each teacher has their own style. If a parent is involved, the needs of their child should be identified and made part of the teaching plan. A child changes each year as they develop. What may work one year, may not for another. Ask for a team meeting and be part of the team. It isn't much different in private school. Coming from a parent who has had to become part of the team to see positive change.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
I am kind of torn about this school. I do agree with some of the previous comments. Just because your school is in a good area does not mean the school is the same. My son started in 2008 had excelled in all previous schools. 1st teacher notes and calls such a nice child but horrible student. Said child had ADHD and was slow learner. Had my child tested no issues at all he tested average to above average on all test. 2nd teacher complete change no issues doing great in class excelling as usual. She gave him words of encouragement and he was back to his old self. The other teacher was always so negative it tore him down. New principal gets under my skin a little only thing she can see is her vision. She doesn t really listen to the parent from my experience. Some of staff are nice.

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August 24, 2009
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February 05, 2009
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November 06, 2008
My eldest child has been at Brier Creek since January 2008 and we felt very welcomed. Both her classroom teachers have been brilliant and I hear only good things about her other teachers. My youngest has started this school year and he is enjoying school very much and learning well. I don't have a lot of contact with the teachers and I would prefer a little more information on how my children are doing in class. I am new to the system and I am very impressed with the safety aspect. Well done to the PTA as well but I suspect they need more parents to help out. I am concerned about how more capable children may be left to do just the necessary work and not be challanged. Overall our experience at this school has been very positive.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
This is my child's first year at Brier Creek Elementary School, and it will be our last. I am thoroughly unimpressed with the staff at this school. The lack of teacher communication is appalling. Nothing specific is sent home about how my child is doing in school. The information on the 'Iterim Report' at the end of the first 9 weeks was not at all sufficient. I need to be informed more often about how my child is doing in the classroom if I am going to help make a difference. Also, the information on this report was inconsistent with the classwork my child has brought home. This school seems to be focusing too hard on reading, and not enough on math, science, and social studies. From what I can tell, my child hasn't done any science at all! One positive thing about this school is the new PTA president.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
We have been at Brier Creek Elementary since it opened and are in our final year here. Most of these comments are correct in that some of the older teachers (several of which came from Green) are very good and some are quite inexperienced. There are several teachers from outside of Wake County that are still adjusting the district polices. I have been pleased with the teachers, support staff, and PTA but can't wait to get away from the principal. The way she handles things in terms of delegating, her inflexibility and how general flippant attitude to parental concerns makes me happy to leave which would have otherwise been a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
We decided at the end of 2007 school year to remove our child from this school. The principal seems to take the same country club attitude as some of the helicopter parents at this school. We had a young teacher that was really quite rude to the kids and did not seem to enjoy teaching at all. Big disappointment to be in such a nice area.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2008
I'm not sure what teachers the other parents had, but I absolutely love the school! My experience has only been positive since moving my child there in 2006. Because the school is located in an area with a country club across the street (and I live in the country club) some of those parents spend more time at school trying to take over rather than being supportive and aiding in their child's education. I have had excellent teachers who were very involved and let parents know weekly what was going on in class. There was constant email communication and phone calls if needed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
Our child was reassigned here from Green YR (and excellent school!), and we had great expectations. Unfortunately, our experience was very disappointing. There are a few older, experienced teachers here that are good. However, beware younger teachers here. The inexperience exudes in the lack of class control, disorganization and failure to connect with students. This wouldn't be such a challenge if the principal were at all receptive to parental concerns. She is not flexible to work with the parents or students regarding any classroom issues. We decided to remove our child, and go to private school. Do your research before placing your child at this school. Just because its in a nice area doesn't mean there is a quality education here.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
My child has been at Brier Creek since it opened. I think the staff is wonderful and it is a very positive learning environment. The children all seem happy to be there and there is a very positive welcoming vibe in the school. The biggest need is to continue to provide challenging material for the students. Overall, there is a very bright population of students at this school that need to be challenged.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2007
My child has attended Brier Creek Elementary since it opened in 2006. So far I agree with every comment posted- I find that rather interesting. The comment about the teachers was spot-on. Last year my child had alot of fun in class but I barely heard a peep about what was going on in the classroom apart from the regular stuff that was sent home and what my child told me. I heard more from the teacher's assistant that I did the teacher, which was very disappointing. This year my child has a teacher has less experience teaching. So far I am very unimpressed and I do not think this teacher is very firm with the class when it comes to discipline. I also do not think there is tremendous push or encouragement from the teachers for advanced learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2007
I agree with the first comment saying that the principal is involved but not receptive...it seems that she thinks she is doing a good job when she is not aware of her decisions/position,etc. you walk into the office and her staff is there doing nothing. The teachers are ok. some have more experience than others but some are not creative...boring on teching skills and should be more fun on teaching skills. I had issues with teachers not communicating well, and then other staff members assuming things. Teachers lack organization skills and some have a temper.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
I am a parent who has had a child in the school since its opening in 2006. I now have 2 children in the school. I feel like the school is still coming into its own as teachers get to know the students, each other and become more accustomed to the year-round schedule. I have not seen a great push by the teachers for advanced learning for those students who need that challenge. It may be that what's being done in the classroom is not effectively communicated to the parents. As far as other things, I think that the school seems to be doing quite well. The students seem excited to be there and the teachers really enjoy the students. I'd like to see more as it related to more appropriate learning material for the academically gifted student and better field trips for better learning experiences.

- submitted by a parent

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Brier Creek Elementary
9801 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC  27617
(919) 484-4747
Last modified Brier Creek Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brier Creek Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top