New Horizons Elementary School

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Posted June 10, 2013

NHES is a wonderful school! My children have blossomed in the caring environment the outstanding teachers provide.
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Posted June 9, 2013

At the second PTC my daughter was labeled by the second grade teacher as ADHD and referred to a specific psychologist for evaluation. The psychologist did not find my daughter to have ADHD and I informed the teacher and asked that she keep me informed on how I might help my child improve her performance in the class. At the third PTC this same teacher suggested that I seriously consider medication for my child and informed me that should she attend public school that they would insist she be medicated. Additionally at the end of the school year they fired one of the BEST instructors at the school, the first grade teacher.
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Posted February 8, 2013

This school is incredible. Like a comment from another parent, my daughter cries when I tell her she is not going on teacher work days!
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Posted March 16, 2010

This is our first year at NHES. My oldest was at public school for 2 years and his teacher actually recommended NHES because the public schools cannot afford to invest in children who already excel academically. I knew NHES focused on the 'whole child' and was interested in that concept, but unsure what it meant academically. I'm a pretty tough customer when it comes to academics, and can now say without reservation that NHES's curriculum is top notch (Everyday Math, Reading Street, etc.). I also love that NHES recognizes the importance of PE, which is held 3x/week in addition to recess 2x/day--lots of opportunities to work off that extra energy! At NHES, my children have developed a love of learning, a love of and respect for others, a newfound self-confidence and are excelling both socially and academically. I would sell my house to keep my kids at NHES!
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Posted February 27, 2010

NHES is an outstanding elementary school. The teachers are wonderful. My children love their school!
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Posted February 25, 2010

I have had a wonderful experience at New Horizons. My children have learned so much and been very happy. The teachers are wonderful and the atmosphere is warm and nuturing.
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Posted February 25, 2010

New Horizons is a wonderful school. The take a whole-child approach, paying careful attention to citizenship, character, and academics. The focus on kindness and good manners makes it a safe and lovely place to spend the day -- my daughter loves it so much, she cries when she has to stay home. And the program is excellent; my six year old has better handwriting than I do! I can't recommend this school highly enough.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 53%
Asian 5% N/A
Two or more races 3% N/A
Hispanic 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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3705 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: (910) 392-5209


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