My school helps my children excel by giving them assignments at their level,so they do not get bored. They have great technology with motivating teachers.
The principal shows no warmth or welcome to parents. My children who attended there have transferred out and are way behind where they should be even though they had good grades at Long Mill. That is disturbing.
My children attended this school. Key word "attended"! We moved to get them out of this atmosphere. The Principal has created a tense atmosphere for the teachers and rules with a "bully like" attitude. I believe there is also racial preference (due to many situations my children were exposed to) and couldn't be happier to have left this school! I feel sorry for any/every child that is stuck attending Long Mill. If you have a choice, please run away as fast as you can!
I haven't seen this school, just going for a job interview .. so i have no idea about it .. would like to know ...
My child has Autism and ADHD and has attended Long Mill for kindergarten and will be moving onto first grade this year. I am overall pleased with her first year. She has attended pre-school in other public schools in Wake County and Long Mill has been the best experience so far. The downside to this school is the teacher turn around which is questionable to why these teachers want to leave the school. But, Mrs. Schaffer (teacher for special needs) Mrs. Dobson (Guidance Counselor) Mrs. Pennington (Administrative Intern) and Mrs. Rowe (kindergarten teacher) are all WONDERFUL! They all helped make my child's kindergarten year as enjoyable as it could be and communicated with me every step of the way. Ms. Ferrell has also been a huge help to get my child prepared for her first grade year. It really has to be a group effort between the parents and the school staff to help a child with special needs but I feel confident that Long Mill is taking the proper steps to help every single child. We are looking forward to another great year!
The administration of this school gets an "F" grade. Very unprofessional, treats students with partiality, and does not support the teaching staff. The County must pay attention to this.
Long Mill Elementary is an excellent school. The principal and teachers are wonderful. I had a son graduate from Long Mill last year another son that attends now and I am very satisfied.
I have taught in various schools within the state including at Long Mill and have mixed reviews about this school. The administration is very controlling, does have favorites, does not invite staff input and pushes to have her school to be the best in the county. The atmosphere for the teachers is tense with a lot of stress. Overall, the teachers work hard and really care about the children. The entire system has a "a good old boys" type attitude and hires friends overlooking who is best suited for the job. Overall the system is running 10 yrs behind others in things that they are doing. This is not a stellar school system or school. Head over the county line.
2011-2012 School Year is our first year and our son loves this school. The teachers are freindly and supportive of what goes on in the school and the community. The principal seems to be well rounded with the kids, teachers and parents. She is always friendly and always smiling when I go to pick my son up in the afternoon. Not just afternoons; she always greats me with a smile in the mornings when I walk into the school. I would recommend this school to anyone who are looking for a place for their child(ren) to attend.
This school is one of the best schools you will find in the triangle area. The issues with NC public schools are numerous, this school has many staff and activities that make this a great school. We had 3 years in private school and 3 years at Long Mill, the years at Long Mill were very beneficial to my child. I would recommend this school to anyone.
I am a parent, active volunteer and PTO member at Long Mill Elementary. My children have been in the Wake County and Franklin County school system. I am a native of this area and I can tell you Long Mill is one of the top schools you will find! The principal is VERY attentive to every child and parent. She is very caring and very real in her feelings. You could not ask for a better staff and teachers than what you will get at this school. Parents are always welcome to visit at anytime and especially to volunteer as their time permits. Don't just read these reviews, come visit and get involved, it won't take long for you to make your own conclusions about this wonderful school!
The principal at this school is very controlling and not genuinely friendly. Each morning when I drop my children off she gives us a fake 'Good Morning' and seems annoyed she is outside greeting the children. I have volunteered numerous times at the school and have noticed obvious staff members she favors and treats differently than others. I have also personally witnessed staff members coming to her with questions/concerns/opinions and she immediately goes into defense mode to the point of almost bullying them. The teachers at the school that I have encountered are wonderful - very kind and caring. The principal is not. If it were not too complicated to sell our house and move to another district I would really consider it. It would be a much better school without the current principal.
For being a fairly new school (2 years running) I am very impressed with how far this school has come and it just keeps getting better. The principal, the staff and teachers are very good. The curriculum has exceeded my expectations and the involvement of the parents and the PTO make it a really fun place to learn and have fun. I have not applied to a charter or private school because I am so pleased with where we are at. It's the best kept secret in Youngsville!
I have a child attending 2nd grade at Long Mill Elementary. His teachers each year have been been caring, resourceful and creative in their teaching strategies. The school has highly engaged parents and lots of opportunity for parent involvement. Technology is important and very well utilized, including smart boards in every classroom. Long Mill is a great example of a community school where parents and teachers partner to educate students.
This is my first experience with Long Mill Elementary and I have mixed reviews. The school is not open to parents to visit or the the needs of students. The morning and afternoon take-in and dismissal procedures are controlling and lack common sense. The students are herded into the gym (k-5) in the morning and afternoon. Instructional time is lost in the afternoon by lining the students up on the gym floor beginning at 2:50 p.m. Parents are not allowed to get their child from the gym until 3:05 p.m., even though the students are being controlled in that area. All students also report to the gym in the morning, instead of the classroom. This is a loss of valuable time the teacher has with the student. This time should be used to set a positive tone for the day and develop relationships. Procedures are in place to keep parents out!
I have worked in three counties in NC throughout my career. This school and county are the best of them all. Parents are involved in their children s education from helping in the classroom to PTO. The staff is flexible and willing to make changes to better student achievement, and administration is considerate of staff, student, and parent needs.
I have 2 children in this school, kIndergarten and 3rd grade, I have to say everyone here is very attentive to needs of Children teachers and all staff and they are very big on parent involvement which I think is great!!!
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