Students enrolled 511
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School leader Mrs Lisa I Peele
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District Onslow County Schools
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118 Swansboro Middle School Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 326-1501
(910) 326-6170
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4 stars
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June 08, 2012
This was a great year and there was MUCH more communication to parents and a lot less mass fundraising as compared to other years. This is a great school with caring teachers and a good group of children and parents. Swansboro has a great community feel, as does this school. Would highly recommend this school over any other school in Onslow County.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
I am very happy to have my kids attend this elementry school. I have had good to great communication with the teachers. My son's 3rd grade teacher this year was exceptionally great at communication with me where my child needed more reenforcement. I love that the staff did many activities with the children this year (talent show, musical, fall festival). It was great to see all the parents and staff come together for the children to have these great things.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
Swansboro is a great "hometown" river community and a great elementary school! There are so many caring parents and teachers in this school and community. We do wish there was more principal involvement at PTO meetings and other school events, although the school has improved dramatically with the new principal. There could definetely be more communication with fund raising. So many parents want to give money towards the school, but there was no explanation where the money was going... Other than that, for the most part, the teachers and staff are wonderful and do the best they can with the funds given, especially in this economy. Great 4H after school program as well! Hoping the tests scores continue to move up!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
1)Subsequent to my initial post, I was able to speak with the principal of SBES in two meetings. In these meetings, she provided answers and solutions to problems and engaged in very positive discussions. 2)During this last year, PTO events were organized and run by the board w/out committees and (in my experience) the Volunteer Organization was unable to utilize volunteers to their full capacity. Based on a recent PTO/Volunteer meeting, I am hopeful that in the 2011/12 year more parents/volunteers will be able to actively participate. More parents= more revenue. 3)In my own personal opinion, students deserve teachers that treat them with respect, kindness, warmth and compassion. My child had such teachers and was therefore able to excel both academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
I have worked for other Elementary schools and worked at SES years ago. I know work here at SES as the Secretary/Treasurer and I am overwhelmed at the parent involvement here. It is not like this at some of the other area elementary schools. We have a very supportive PTO who has worked hard to raise money for the school this year and we are very appreciative. Unfortunately, we also have to do fundraisers sponsored by the school to help pay the bills. I was amazed to see what it takes to run a school financially. We are audited twice a year so money is not being misused I promise you. I as a parent I never knew the importance a school fundraiser. My children did participate in some fundraisers but not all. I let them pick and choose which ones we were going to do each year. They understood that they may not win or be able to make it to the Main Event and that was ok. I can promise you that not one of my children require therapy because they didn t get to go to the Main Event , Limo Lunch, or watch another child have a Sno Cone or popcorn in front of them. Please understand that if it was not necessary to do the fundraisers we certainly would not do them.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2011
I have fallen in love with this charming school and the family feeling that permeates from the entire staff. My children have flourished amazingly this school year. I'm glad that we choose Swansboro Elementary. The staff is professional and accomplished in their positions. The principle is supportive and accessible. My children know who she is. At our last school they thought the receptionist was the principle.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
I would like to respond to the parent below. The fundraising events that she is complaining about were not sponsored by the PTO. The PTO desperately has tried to help the school raise funds so that they are not needing to rely on other fundraisers during the year. The PTO has been extremely successful in raising $20,000 per year with only 2 fundraising events. The other fundraisers are done by the school. I don't like them either. But they are done because the school badly needs the funds. ALSO, the PTO pretty much begs and pleads for help and only a few parents are actually willing to take the time to come and help. My suggestion to this complaining parent is to stop complaining and get involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
As to the parent who commented on April 27th below, I completely disagree. Swansboro Elementary is a wonderful school! Spirit week/Relay for Life week was clearly marked on the flyer as a Relay For Life Event run through the school. I am not sure why you would think that it was a PTO event. I completely disagree with you about Lisa Peele, Principal of Swansboro Elementary. Under Mrs. Peele's leadership, SES has gone from having the lowest grades in the county(under previous leadership 4 years ago) to now being the school with the highest grades in the county. I have never had a problem getting ahold of her or getting a reply to a message. Most of all,my children and the teachers seem to thrive with her as Principal. As for the "poor fundraising events",the PTO has 3 fundraisers. We work hard to try to raise enough money so that the school does not have to sell items out of magazines, but unfortunately, due to budget cutbacks they have no choice. I don't understand what a teachers economic status has to do with her/his ability to teach. That comment made no sense. Swansboro Elementary has a dedicated staff as well as tons of parent volunteers that are happy to help in any way.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2010
My grandchild has had 3 great teachers and my grandchild also likes the extra class teachers in music, PE and art. My grandchild scored 4's on the tests. The school is very clean and the new building with the library and gym are nice. My son says the principal always returns calls.

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2010
Swansboro Elementary School is the best school in Onslow County! The leadership, faculty, and staff are caring, dedicated, and hard working! My child gets a well delivered education everyday. I love Swansboro Elementary School!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
My daughter has been attending this school for three years now, and I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the level of education she is receiving. The teachers are instructing using the newest technologies and information and constantly challenge my child to be her best. In all, the teachers are great. I just wish we weren't moving out of the area!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
With caregul administrative analysis, deliberate team planning, focused teaching and community support, this school became a NC School of Distinction and the highest scoring elementary school in Onslow County!

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November 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
Swansboro Elementary School is a great school family for my child! He loves school! The faculty, staff, and administration care about teaching and learning. This school earned a 'School of Distinction' title since the new administration came on board. What a great honor! I am proud to be a PIRATE!

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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2009
I have had 3 children attend SBES and have been quite pleased with the teachers and especially the new administration. Our children have been in schools in VA and overseas (DODDS schools), and the education they are receiving here is on par with their previous schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
I am appaled by this school. Within minutes of meeting the new principle I also had to listen as she complained about the school. Not very inspiring, considering we were at my childs IEP meeting. Our child has made no progress at this school and even began to regress. Being a military family and unable to pay for private instruction, we feel stuck. This school has not reached its EOG's for the last two years, it's horrible.

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January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2008
My son transferred here last year at the beginning of second grade. I'm not sure who was the most nervous about a new school and I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful his teacher, the staff and faculty, and the students were to him. By the end of the first week he loved it. The administration is so encouraging and positive with the students. We've only had experience with one teacher, who was great, but my son was also in OT and Speech and had great instruction in both. I will say that the PTO is not as involved here as at his previous school, but that may be something that changes year to year. Also, to the first poster - just wanted to mention that they now have a new gym, art room, and music room.

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September 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
While Swansboro Elementary may have quite a few students and it does need some structural additions, I feel that my child is getting an excellent education by some of the greatests teachers in the United States. Not only they very dedicated to my child academically, they are compassionate and caring. My child feels loved, safe, and valued as a person. Also, the administration is extremely positive and helpful. I find Swansboro Elementary to be an excellent school with an excellent staff that cares for each and every student. It is a shame that the other parent who provided feedback doesn't take the time to get into the school and see how fortunate her child is to be in such a caring environment. A beautiful building isn't everything when it comes to a quality education! As a parent, I feel extremely welcome and valued as well. -KMA

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
I wish my son would have never of had ot have gone to this school. When you come from the north and move to this type of environment. It is a shock! The school should be closed. The teachers should be rebuilt with better technology. They really need a gym and normal classroom sizes. I as a parent choose not to get involved because I don't like to step into the school. It breaks my heart to see what my child has to go to everyday. Thank god he will not be going there next year.

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December 13, 2004
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Swansboro Elementary
118 Swansboro Middle School Road, Swansboro, NC  28584
(910) 326-1501
Last modified Swansboro 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.
Swansboro Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.