« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile
Willow Springs, NC
Students enrolled: 521

Resources:The North Carolina education landscape explained. Learn More »

Contact this school

835 Dixon Road
Willow Springs, NC 27592

School website
(919) 894-7771
(919) 894-3642
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Dixon Road Elementary address.
Grateful to: School leader
November 19, 2015
Mr. Bennett is the greatest princiPAL DRES has had to date! The staff and students all love and appreciate him, and as a parent, I am truly grateful he is there. Thank you, Mr. Bennett, for being the amazing PAL you are!!

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2015
My child has attended DRES since Kindergarten, and we have loved every teacher he has had. The current principal, Mr. Bennett, is truly an inspiration to the children and the staff. This is my child's last year at Dixon Road, and we will greatly miss this school. We will continue to support this school as it is the best school in our area.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2015
We moved to this area last year and could not be happier with this school. The teachers are so helpful and the staff is amazing. Thank you DRES. I so glad to stay in this school community for several more years!!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2014
Dixon Road got a new principal this year and Mr Bennett is awesome. He cares about the kids and interacts well with them. He treats staff and parents with respect and is complete opposite of the previous principal. The teachers are caring and work really hard for the kids. Love Dixon Road!!

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2012
The teachers are caring and compassionate. Principal Alligood (current) does not seem to possess either of those characteristics. However she does have many others that are exhibited on a daily basis: She is condescending to students, teachers and parents. She forms her opinions, makes her decisions and then asks questions later. Our experience at Dixon Road would have been much more enjoyable Teachers and students are AFRAID of MRs/ Alligood and do not enjoy working with or for her. It's obvious there is a problem when Honor Roll and Principal's list students are in the office along with thieir parents whom are also teachers. During the 3 years prior to Warden Alligood's arrival our child thrived. We are happy to have obtained our parole for time served.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2012
For the most part we really liked our child's teachers, but the principal is not easy to work with.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2012
Very unhappy with this school. We transfered from Wake County and had issues from the begining. First impression I got from the principal was her basically yelling at the receptionist because I, (being unaware of the rules), went to pick my children up at 3:15 and was supose to get them before 3 or wait until 3:45. Instead of speaking to me directly and professionally, she slapped her hand down on the counter and proceeded to yell at the RECEPTIONIST why she had an issue with me picking them up at 3:15 with other parents in the office as well. As well I feel that the main focus is dress attire rather than academics. Going through the teachers that I have delt with......I had a parent teacher conference with one teacher but she was unable to focus because her children attended the meeting too. Another waited until my other child had a whole packet of work (10+ sheets) that was not completed, stapled them together and sent it home with a note that said "please complete and turn in tomorrow". Really? The last teacher, my child felt pressured and disliked by. My child is an ADD student and felt they were not meeting the teachers expectations.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2012
School and teachers are wonderful. Like the other reviewer, I am less than impressed with the principal. Alligood is not who should be leading the school. She's ill prepared to address the needs of the younger students, and should be relieved of her duties. She has a power hungry attitude and lack of compassion for the students in her care.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Dixon Road Elementary


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: November 19, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Dixon Road Elementary
835 Dixon Road, Willow Springs, NC  27592
(919) 894-7771
Last modified Dixon Road Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dixon Road Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top