Students enrolled 299
Hours 8:05 - 2:30
School leader Ms Gaye Sartin
Transportation options no info
District Alamance-Burlington Schools
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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7718 Sylvan Road
Snow Camp, NC 27349

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(336) 376-3350
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3 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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October 07, 2013
Sylvan is welcoming, bright, clean, and organized. There is a sense of excitement and purpose in the air on campus. The staff is positive and work together for student success.

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2013
Sylvan is a wonderful place to teach and learn. The atmosphere is welcoming, supportive, and conducive to learning for both students and teachers. Further, many teachers have advanced degrees and/or National Board certification. I would highly recommend Sylvan to parents!

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2013
Sylvan Elementary is a great school! I've been teaching at Sylvan for the past five years and the students and staff are wonderful. Everyone gives 100% and our #1 priority is our students!

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2013
It is the best she learns good follows instructions and she was terrible at first she went here and now she knows multiplication division fractions time and others I love this school I will never change

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2013
I can say that Sylvan was a disappointment. They are more concerned with attendance than academics. So I guess we are preparing kids for jobs where all that matters is if they show up. You don't have to work hard, just show up. Bright kids are not being challenged. There is no scheduled writing time because they spend so much time doing remediation. In the 3 years there was 1 PTA meeting.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
Thank goodness we were able to find a house out of Sylvan's school district! My son loves the elementary school he is going to now. He gets so much more individual attention for the areas he was lacking in due to the horrible one on one attention at Sylvan. His grades have gotten so much better and he loves going to school everyday. I would not recommend this school to anybody. Like I said in my prior post from October 27,2011...this school was so bad we had to move just to get my son out of this school district, so make sure you check the reviews before putting your child in this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
I am very disappointed with Sylvan Elementary. Twice now they have lost my child. She was sent a note to ride the bus home and they didn't put her on the bus. Then when I talked to Mrs. Sartin it happened again. I went to pick her up at school and her teacher told me she rode the bus home. I came home to find out she wasn't there, but still at school. This is very unacceptable. How do you loss a child! This is safety issue that needs to be fixed.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
Regretfully, we sent 3 kids to Sylvan. One of my sons was hit several times by an EC teacher. Promises were made to keep us from suing, but were never followed up. Things got worse with the new principal. She is on some power trip. I was amazed at how far behind my kids were. It has taken me a lot of work to catch them up. The only way that I have been able to explain it, is racism.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
It seems that there is no time for education now, as the administration is spending all of their time working on this new "health center." Is it really in the best interest of our children to have a health clinic right in the middle of their school? I don't think so! And if there's any question to how it's affecting the school, look at the last year's test scores!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
I have a child with several 'special needs' and everyone involved in my son's education has gone above and beyond the call of duty helping him do the best he can do. I never once was made to feel my son was a 'problem' His various teachers as well as Mrs. Oakley have been amazing in this very challenging time for my son as well as myself. Do I like every aspect of this school, of course not, but I do feel they love ALL the children and truly want what is best for them all. I also love the fact that everyone knows my childrens by name -not just because they are naughty either :-)

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
This school has really changed. I used to love Sylvan, but since the new principal came, it feels very cold and unwelcoming. My kids feel that way too. It's run more like a business now and less like a school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
I really think this is a greet school .the teachers are so nice and understanding. I recomend this school for any one who wants to see there ther kids to do greet things.In our kids life so many things are going around them. I trust the staff to teach them what they need to know.I know we cant be there all the time so i trust there staff to keep my child safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2009
Sylvan is an excellent school. The principal and teachers give the school direction and high student expectation. Students have made progress over the past 3 years in test scores. Sylvan has a state award winning Physical Education program and Intramural program. Students are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills as well as fitness and age and grade level movement skill development. Sylvan is a small school with great quality.

- submitted by a teacher
July 17, 2006
Sylvan is the worst school I have seen. Most of the teachers seem to have choosen the wrong profession,they don't know how to treat children. They really don't want parents involved. It was very hard to get any thing dealt with. I do know the school is getting a new principle this year,but if he doesn't clean house it won't ever change!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
The policy awarding students for good and exceptional work has been diluted to prevent those who don't do as well from being offended or left out. There is far too much emphasis placed on how well a student tests verses how creative a student is. Problem solving and learning have been placed into specific block catagories instead of recognizing creativity and different learning styles. The school allows far too much outside access to be considered safe by my standards. A large teacher turnover due to weak leadership by the principal. Parental involvement weak due to poor PTA leadership.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2003
This school is very guarded when it comes to involving parents. Their is a cry for volunteers, but it seems most involvement is only when the school and its staff seem to say it's okay. I am very distressed over the safety training and discipline methods used by the educators. There exists great room for improvement.

- submitted by a parent
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Sylvan Elementary
7718 Sylvan Road, Snow Camp, NC  27349
(336) 376-3350
Last modified Sylvan 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.
Sylvan Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.