W.H. Robinson is not one of the newest schools in Pitt County (and therefore doesn't have the best facilities), but it has a great group of teachers, administrators, and support staff. Both of my young kids have attended W.H. Robinson, and I feel that they both have gotten excellent guidance and instruction to date. The Stride program is excellent, providing unconventional instruction to motivate and challenge students to think independently and creatively when necessary, while teaching an advanced curriculum.
This school is absolutely horrible. The standards are so ridiculously low. My kindergartner, who was considered average at her old school (we're military and moved during the middle of the year) is considered to be at a 2nd grade level here. It's so sad the quality of education offered. The teachers are nice but I have nothing positive to say about the curriculum.
The school is a large school with many children, however, it has a small school feel and class size is small. The staff is stable with little turnover. Parent involvment is high and many parents actively participate in daily and evening events. Most of the staff have their children also attending the school and feel it is one of the best in the county.
The teaching staff at this school is excellent, however, the overcrowding is limiting in so many ways. The Art & Music teachers are on carts. The sheer number of students in the halls, on the playground, in the cafeteria, and in the gym leads more to crowd control than anything else. It would be easy for a student's needs to get lost in the shuffle.
I love WH Robinson. The school system as a whole has extracurricular activities, but seems to concentrate more on education. I wish there were more educational and/or social activities outside of the classroom, but overall I am pleased.