I have been a happy parent at York for 5 years. We are always warmly welcomed by students, active parents and teachers alike. The lovely, small school atmosphere makes our family feel at home.With two children, each has very different personalities, strengths and challenges. Both of them have been met
... Read more in a unique and wonderful manner. Academics is very important to us. Social and emotional development are, as well. York challenges all these areas in a multitude of areas ensuring our kids our challenged and enriched. This school has an incredible PTA that works really hard at making a positive impact on everyone that walks through the school doors. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/25/13
My grandson has been at York for 3 years. This is a great school tucked in a beautiful neighborhood. The teachers there are awesome and do a lot to inspire the kids. We work closely with his teachers as he has ADHD and the team spirit is great. They are supportive, communicative, and always have time
... Read more for meetings. They challenge these students in a fun environment and always make the kids feel important in their learning environment. They make it their mission to get to know the kids. It is also a very safe environment. I cannot say enough good about this school. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/04/12
Our two children love this school. They entered two years ago and have received amazing affirmation, support, and encouragement. They are excited to go to school each day and even say they miss school during break. The school's attention to their particular learning needs and challenges has been amazing.
... Read more We are deeply grateful for the experience they have had here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/03/12
York Elementary is a sweet little school and has established itself as high-performing and fun-loving all at the same time. The excellent teachers and leadership drive the school to be great, but all it takes is a quick look around and you will see that the kids are really happy. We have 2 children
... Read more at the school and can't say it's always been that way, but at present, we couldn't be more pleased. The kids are challenged at just the right level and rate, and there is a lot of positive support. The proof is in the pudding with the terrific test scores from last year--out performing peer schools in the area. The size of the school is just right and allows for the kids and staff to get to know the kids. If York is a choice school for you, you really can't do better! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/18/12
I am a parent of a first grader, and I can't say enough about how happy we are with our experience at York!! The new STEM curriculum and the new principal have made a good school a GREAT SCHOOL. I am very impressed with teachers and the different techniques they use to teach each child. They really
... Read more do make learning fun, my daughter can't wait to come home and tell me about her day. I truly love being part of the York family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/18/12
York is having an excellent year in 2011-2012. I have two children there, and have to say that this year is the best yet. Key changes include: a) York is now a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) School, meaning they have lots of themed curriculum at all grade levels. There is a part-time
... Read more STEM coordinator who helps teachers implement STEM resources in their classrooms, and we also have an ipad card for each grade. Each cart contains 30 ipads full of apps the teachers have selected to enhance what they are doing in the classroom. York also has STEM nights, STEM Expos, Science Fairs, Science EdVentures, and field trips. b) The new principal is very good. He leads by example, listens to parents and teachers, and has gained the respect of everyone associated with York in a very short amount of time. c) Enrollment is up. Right now, in January 2012, the enrollment is at 530 students. d) The PTA is thriving. Fundraising has been great this year, and teacher s grant requests, media center requests, the Fifth Grade Sound to Sea Overnight requests have all been funded. e) The excellent, seasoned teachers were, and still are, the best thing about this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/17/12
My daughter just completed her Kindergarten year at York; she had a terrific teacher and a classroom full of wonderful children. She absolutely loves school! I remain impressed with the way the teachers manage the classroom and know how to motivate and engage each child. I've noticed how riveted and
... Read more involved the children are with whatever is being taught--they barely notice when I enter the room. I find in my interactions with students of all ages that they are warm, friendly and respectful. The principal was Principal of the Year in the county she moved from when she came to York a few years ago. She has been responsive and has a strong passion to reach, educate and understand each child. She is open to fresh ideas and is a real community builder. It speaks volumes that each student demographic performs above the district for their group--rare even for Wake! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/17/10
We have had a spectacular Kindergarten year this year. Our teachers were amazing, and my children are both reading/writing above grade level. They have blossomed at York, and we could not have asked for a better experience. York also has a very active PTA, the Principal and staff are wonderful, and
... Read more the campus is safely nestled in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood. It's truly a sweet, neighborhood school with a great community of families. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/11/10
We couldn't be happier with a school. In our years here we have found excellent experienced teachers and involved parents and PTA. This is truly a great neighborhood school.
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Posted by a parent on 05/26/10
We are so glad to be a part of the York Family. I have had several kids at York over the years. While we have had our ups and down like any school, things are great now and getting better all the time. If you are looking for a school and York is your base, count yourself lucky.
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* 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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Raleigh schools — York Elementary School is located at 5201 Brookhaven Dr, Raleigh NC 27612. 5201 Brookhaven Dr is in the 27612 ZIP code in Raleigh, NC The school district for York Elementary School is the Wake County Schools. York Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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