About This School
In 2011, Charles W McCrary Elementary School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
All Grades Reading Performance
Charles W McCrary Elementary School Reviews
LACK OF LEADERSHIP!!! My daughter has attended this school the last 1 1/2 years (2nd & 3rd grades) and my wife and I can see how her growth hasn't improved much. Before then, she attended Randolph's Coleridge Elementary and their staff is much more professional. Here at McCrary I see that the school personnel is completely deviated from the main objective, help kids to achieve RESULTS; instead they have very weak management in classrooms and a very complacent bullying policy. That discourages kids from learning since they constanly get distracted.
I see parents attending meetings to see their child's progress and I feel ashame when I see most of 4th graders really struggling to read, a total waste of time in my opinion. The school seems that they only want the applausses and organize fund raisers. If I was the principal at McCrary I would confront everyone (staff, students, parents, city officials) with the truth, the school is the lowest rated in town. Not an easy task to fix this school, but to continue the system we have were everyone is loosing shouldn't be an option.
Teachers have to be in a classroom and get experience. Aside from professional developement and a four year Bachelors degree... teachers also do student teaching (this is where the student teacher works parallel with an expert teacher and OBSERVES) before they are certified teachers. So, the fact that their are new teachers just out of college only means that they are YOUNGER and experienced with a head start on ALL the new ideas in education!
every year my child has been in school at charles w mccrary she has had a new teacher. This means that the teacher has just got out of college. I think that they need to oberserve one year before being let loose on a class by themselves.