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  • Wendell Elementary5

    Wendell, NC | Wake County


    April 17, 2014

    WES is a wonderful school. Most of the staff is wonderful and they really care about the children and pushing them to be their best

    Submitted by a parent

    October 24, 2013

    The school is wonderful! I have to thank Mr Barham for the automated reminder calls he sends out, those calls are so helpful, sometimes I can't keep track of all the paper work sent home! Recently I received a call to tell us that the next day students should wear orange (against bullying), and had I not gotten that call I wouldn't have remembered. Whether the kids need help in catching up with something (my K'er is starting speech therapy), or to be pushed a bit harder with something (my older son was just placed in math enrichment) they are there to help! I am glad to know the teachers take notice of things like this and work to help kids in different areas. The teachers are great, the few times I've emailed them with a question, they were quick to respond! I think the PTA could be a bit more active with things like bake sales, raffles, movie night, yankee candle sales or even good ol' chocolate bar sales. We don't have any friends or family interested in buying from that 'candy man' catalogue they send home. I also think they should push the school clothing and car magnets a bit more. Overall we are happy with this school and all of the faculty in it!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 30, 2013

    Wendell Elementary is a wonderful school with staff and teachers who want the very best for the students. Wendell is a Creative Arts and Science Magnet school and does a great job of integrating science and the arts into every aspect of learning. When you walk into the building you can see learing happening everywhere! I am proud to be a part on the Wendell Elementary family!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 25, 2013

    We are a school located in eastern Wake County. We have a higher population of free and reduced lunch students so we are also a Title 1 school. This in no way deters our teachers and staff from making this school the best it can be, producing students who strive to achieve on every level. However, due to the poorer part of the population of Wake County living in the smaller communities outside of Raleigh, we have less school funding that is given to us. Watching TVs from the 1980's and struggling with technology due to newer schools being built and improvements in schools in other parts of the county that don't struggle, it's hard to want so much for such a great staff because they deserve to have the same teaching tools as every other teacher in Wake County. Please consider given this money to the school to help improve the technology at this school which has been the mission of the PTA for the last couple of years - donate as much money as possible to the technology funding for improvements at Wendell Elementary. Our principal, Shane Barham, is a former teacher here and understands the needs. I know he will put this money to the best use for the school!!

    Submitted by a parent

    February 8, 2013

    This school does the best it can with the tools it has been given. The school s positive attributes include the school leadership, interesting opportunities the kids can partake in for the arts and leadership and small school size. I would say the biggest negative is low parental involvement. This is a Title I school and so you get kids from all walks of life, which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. Whether your child is beyond the subject matter or needs extra help, the school offers options for both.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 30, 2007

    I give it a 10 I went there and my child loves it.

    Submitted by a parent

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