Students enrolled 895
Hours no info
School leader Ms Catherine Perry
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District Union County Public Schools
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1100 Waxhaw Indian Trail Road South
Waxhaw, NC 28173

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(704) 290-1525
(704) 843-8422
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4 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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May 19, 2014
We moved at the beginning of the year. My daughter absolutely loves NTES. The teachers are wonderful. Her teacher went out of her way to help her adjust and settle in. There are plenty of opportunities to for parents to get involved. My daughter is constantly challenged and has excelled academically as well as socially. The principle and vice principle are both fantastic. They do a wonderful job running the school. I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
I have given the school 4 stars based on how friends have raved about how happy their kids are and what good teachers they have. Unfortunately my daughter does not have one of them. We have an unbelievably lazy teacher. We go a month or more without any returned homework, tests or feedback of any kind. We will be informed of school events the day before they happen. When we send in questions we will get no response. The school as a whole has poor communications. As far as too much homework, that is a reality in todays world. Where ever you go, in order to keep up the homework will be copious. I hope we have just gotten one bad teacher and next year the situation will improve. If not I will amend tjis rating.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
We moved to North Carolina at the end of the 12/13 school year while my daughter was in 4th grade. We were all nervous about the move, leaving good schools behind and making new friends. NTES has welcomed us with open arms! My daughter is thriving and finally being challenged in her classrooms. The class sizes are smaller, with fewer discipline issues than where we came from, so she is less distracted. Time is not constantly wasted on "waiting' for kids to behave. They teachers, volunteer coordinators and administrators use technology and sites like "sign up genius" to communicate and coordinate volunteer efforts, so as a parent I was able to jump right in and volunteer in many different areas. My child has been welcomed with open arms and was even invited to a slumber party our second week here. Most of the families we have met have also moved from other states and share the desire to build new social connections and support systems. New Town has been a great school for us!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
School is well maintained and very well run. The School is very serious about furthering the education of their students.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
NTES is more focused on keeping their rating a 10 than they are on students & family. We have 2 kids that transfered into NTES. The staff isn't friendly & my kids now dread school. NTES has little to no "family" activities & too much homework. Traffic is a HUGE issue as there aren't any turning lanes on the nearby roads & the school isn't located within walking distance from neighborhoods ... all students have to be transported by vehicle. The school seems to frown upon parents driving their kids to & from school. A quote from an employee to a parent who was voicing concern for traffic, "Well, ALL students should be riding the bus anyway." Also, I understand rules but when traffic is a huge problem, that should be taken into account. A teacher shut the door in one dad's face as he was walking his children into the school (they were already inside, in front of the second set of doors, in front of the office) & the bell rang. The teacher told him, "You'll have to check them in now. They are late.", while shutting the door in his face. That is unacceptable! He didn't have to walk them into the school. If he hadn't, they wouldn't be "late". The rule should be broken for mere seconds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
I feel New Town Elementary has come a long way. With the new principal in place, I see great things to come and improvements this academic year. The school environment is more relaxed at the same time with the right amount of structure. The participation from the parents show why New Town Elementary is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
New, up and coming school in the Waxhaw/Weddington area that is committed to excellence and my kids absolutely love the atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Great teachers and curriculum. The new principal is very energetic and positive and loves interacting with the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
We have a school full of phenomenal teachers and staff!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
We have the best school spirit and the best PTA !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
My son and daughter go there and like it very much! They have after school hour activities, like movies on Friday nights!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
New Town has fantastic teachers! My kids are doing so great because they have all of the support they need from there teachers and administrative staff. The teachers care so much for the students and work hard to meet each child's needs. It is a real privilege to send my kids to New Town Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
The teachers are great and really care about my kids future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Excellent school teachers and staff are wonderful a very good environment for my children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Great principal, awesome teachers and amazing families. In only its third year, this is a well-established school thanks to the hard work and dedication of all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Wonderful staff & teachers. An a great new principal which all the kids absolutely love.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
My children run to the bus every day and can't wait to get started. When I get the chance to visit the school, they are always happy and engaged. They get their homework done and always want to learn more. I've enjoyed meeting the teachers and the principal. My wife is involved with the school. Great all around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
New Town has been wonderful for my daughter and my son with special needs! They have great teachers and an excellent special needs program! I am so grateful that my children are at New Town Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teacher and staff are excellent and very carying. We have an extremely active PTA that brings in many programs that the students would not otherwise have (they also built two new playground areas in one year). It is a family/community oriented school that truly puts KIDS FIRST!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It's a great school and a wonderful staff. I work there as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2008
I can't say enough about the administration's commitment to excellence, to allow parent involvement and address concern, and to help kids achieve success. Kafitz had done an outstanding job of hiring great teachers. The curriculum is handed down by NC DOE and the administration's hands are tied, but they make it work. I wish we could go back to proven curriculum vs. 'new age' classroom experiments around reading/math but this is not a New Town issue. They make the best of the education system in place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2008
I have both my children in New Town, one in the special needs class, and I love this school. The administration is very involved and the teaching staff are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
New Town Elementary is a fabulous school. The teachers and all the staff seem more than willing to help and seem glad to be there...always smiling and friendly. I believe this flows over to the students attitude. The curriculum is strong. The technology is way above average. High recommend New Town Elementary.

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September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 05, 2008
This is an amazing school. Teachers and staff are wonderful! The school is up on all the latest and greatest technology and is in my opinion the best school in Union County. Education is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2008
I have been extremely happy with this school, especially considering this is the first year its been open.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
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New Town Elementary
1100 Waxhaw Indian Trail Road South, Waxhaw, NC  28173
(704) 290-1525
Last modified New Town Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Town Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews.