Northwoods Elementary School

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8850 Chapel Hill Rd

Cary, NC 27513

(919) 460-3491

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 530

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Northwoods Elementary School

We love Northwoods. This is our 4th year there, with two children currently attending the school. It is a very diverse group of students, which is highly educational to my children. PTA and school welcome you and you have many opportunities to be a part of your child's education. I cannot say enough ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/09/15

I usually hate school reviews (a child's education is complex), but the newest reviews seemed very one sided. I try to often involve myself and I ask A LOT of questions. I don't believe assumptions/gossip is good for anyone. The principal is always available when I ask to talk and I often find her in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/15

I think the school had gone down hill since the new principal. The PTA is strong which makes the school great. The principal is very cold and dresses really unprofessionally. The teachers were switched around to all different grades this year. The communication is terrible. The art teacher just left ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/15

We are on our way out. This school has had 3 principles during our tenure here. Its up and down, can't seem to get the right principle to make it great. Current principle is not parent friendly. They have a strong PTA which helps with the reputation. Teachers are only reason we didn't bail a while ago. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/10/14

I have twin daughters who attend this school. We have moved around frequently and have been to Alston Ridge and Turner Creek elementary as well. Those schools would appear on the outside to be more "elite". They were not... they were just new and less demographically diversed. My daughters have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/04/14

This is our first year at Northwoods with 2 children attending. I am underwhelmed. You never see the principal. As a title one school I think there are a lot of hardworking parents who don't have time to volunteer at the school or feel uncomfortable because English is not there first language. One ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/14

We loved this school so much that when we bought our house in a different section of Cary I decided to drive my children to Northwoods everyday. It's about 10 min from our home to the school, and at a minimum of 4 times a day, that adds up! The teachers are caring and hard working. The PTA and parents ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/07/13

Great school my 3 daughters and I love it. I'm very happy ti choose this school

Posted by a parent on 10/31/13

This is our base school and I was hesitant when we started for Kindergarten but my expectations have been exceeded above and beyond. The teaching staff is awesome! we've had 3 different principles over the years but that hasn't impacted the quality of teachers or staff ( the AP has been successful in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/16/13

I can tell you my child spent two years at this school in special ed. and it was awful. They had the mentality that my child should be locked in a classroom in the back of the school and never get to go to the playground, the cafeteria, assemblies and anything social. My child can't talk so they were ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/12

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Test scores
Test scores for Northwoods Elementary School

EOG* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Northwoods Elementary School
Wake County Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Cary schools — Northwoods Elementary School is located at 8850 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary NC 27513. 8850 Chapel Hill Rd is in the 27513 ZIP code in Cary, NC The school district for Northwoods Elementary School is the Wake County Schools. Northwoods Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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