What are the best elementary schools ...

What are the best elementary schools in raleigh county

Created by charles on Apr 26, 2010

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informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Apr 26, 2010
You left out a few elementary schools -- 13 more --

Hollywood
Cresant
Daniels
Ghent
Fairdale
Marsh Fork
Sophia Soak Creek
Shady
Mabscott
Lester
Crab Orchard
Coal City
Clear Fork
Mad in Beckley

Beckley, WV

#2 Apr 26, 2010
You left out Cranberry Prosperity!
informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Apr 26, 2010
Oh no! That was a big mistake - I added Mabscott, which was already listed to get to 13 & forgot Cranberry-Prosperity - lol & I see that I misspelled Crescent.
The Best

Beckley, WV

#4 Apr 26, 2010
Hollywood! Is the Best! That's why all the rich folk's bring thier kid's to this school from all over the county...They can't even take all the people that want to transfer.... That tell's a lot!
charles

Tarboro, NC

#5 Apr 26, 2010
Mad in Beckley wrote:
You left out Cranberry Prosperity!
Sorry for all the schools i left out.Can you tell me what is good and what is bad about each school? I have kids in elementary and middle school now.
Jackie

Rocky Mount, NC

#6 Apr 26, 2010
informed citizen wrote:
You left out a few elementary schools -- 13 more --
Hollywood
Cresant
Daniels
Ghent
Fairdale
Marsh Fork
Sophia Soak Creek
Shady
Mabscott
Lester
Crab Orchard
Coal City
Clear Fork
My children go to Crab Orchard and they really like their teachers. I like their teachers too. They are ahead of my nieces kids who go to Hollywood, same grades. The parking for parent pickup at Crescent is a nightmare. I never pick up kids there but tried to drive down Crescent road and couldn't get through because parents had the road blocked. I was late for an appt and was furious. They just stopped in the road. It was awful.My friends kids go to Sopia Soak Creek and they really like that school.Fairdale-the principal and guidance counselor are pitiful.
charles

Tarboro, NC

#7 Apr 26, 2010
Jackie wrote:
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My children go to Crab Orchard and they really like their teachers. I like their teachers too. They are ahead of my nieces kids who go to Hollywood, same grades. The parking for parent pickup at Crescent is a nightmare. I never pick up kids there but tried to drive down Crescent road and couldn't get through because parents had the road blocked. I was late for an appt and was furious. They just stopped in the road. It was awful.My friends kids go to Sopia Soak Creek and they really like that school.Fairdale-the principal and guidance counselor are pitiful.
Parent pick-up is a nightmare everywhere . What can we do to get parents more involved with their schools?
Easy question

Lubbock, TX

#8 Apr 26, 2010
Bradley.
Houses the most out of district students.. Lot's of people wanting their children in there...

Follow the enrollment #'s..

Since: Apr 10

Beckley, WV

#9 Apr 26, 2010
you can request a report card from RCBOE. It will tell you how each schools ranks re: test scores, student teacher ratio, ect...
Jackie

Rocky Mount, NC

#10 Apr 26, 2010
charles wrote:
<quoted text>Parent pick-up is a nightmare everywhere . What can we do to get parents more involved with their schools?
I think a volunteer stint for each parent would be nice. If the parent works, they can do something in the evening/weekend. Volunteer activities could be assisting teachers in the classroom with making copies, doing art activities, phys ed activities, clean up around the school, something. For the children whose parents volunteered, they would get extra credit, a free homework pass, or something extra to encourage their parents to get involved. That way the kids and the school benefit, which would be an incentive for the parent to continue to volunteer. COE kids get a free homework pass if their parents attend Lemonade on the Lawn during the summer when school is set to resume.
Wondering

Beckley, WV

#11 Apr 26, 2010
My friend removed her son from Stanaford and takes him to Bradley..I heard they were a decent school. My Mom lives in Cran/Prosperity district I may let him stay with her to get him out of that school. My friend did not move she DEMANDED he be transferred! I really think the faculty..not all but some of them..have a lousy attitude..I mean you go in there and ask a ? and the secretary and principal BOTH get rude..some teachers I like..but some are a real mess...my BF cousin taught their and she was my friend too...she danced a gig when she got a transfer to another school..I mean she actually DANCED! We also have a hard time keeping teachers there. I talk to everyone and they all say they are not happy so ? something needs changed.
Charles

Tarboro, NC

#12 Apr 26, 2010
Wondering wrote:
My friend removed her son from Stanaford and takes him to Bradley..I heard they were a decent school. My Mom lives in Cran/Prosperity district I may let him stay with her to get him out of that school. My friend did not move she DEMANDED he be transferred! I really think the faculty..not all but some of them..have a lousy attitude..I mean you go in there and ask a ? and the secretary and principal BOTH get rude..some teachers I like..but some are a real mess...my BF cousin taught their and she was my friend too...she danced a gig when she got a transfer to another school..I mean she actually DANCED! We also have a hard time keeping teachers there. I talk to everyone and they all say they are not happy so ? something needs changed.
I heard people want Waddell out ,what about ROOP
Wondering

Beckley, WV

#13 Apr 26, 2010
I do not know anything about him..we need to check and see what they have done so far..I have had no dealings with Waddell out at Stanaford..one of the Jafry ladies was on the board. No clue if she still is..
Unshocked

Oak Hill, WV

#14 Apr 27, 2010
Wondering wrote:
I do not know anything about him..we need to check and see what they have done so far..I have had no dealings with Waddell out at Stanaford..one of the Jafry ladies was on the board. No clue if she still is..
The Jafry lady is still on the board. I think she is up for re-election.
Wondering

Beckley, WV

#15 Apr 27, 2010
I figured she was..her kids go to Stanaford..that is why they think they can get away with more stuff. They kiss certain parents butts..just certain ones mind you..the other 95% well they dont get the same.
charles

Tarboro, NC

#16 Apr 27, 2010
Wondering wrote:
I figured she was..her kids go to Stanaford..that is why they think they can get away with more stuff. They kiss certain parents butts..just certain ones mind you..the other 95% well they dont get the same.
Just remind everyone to vote
Mad in Beckley

Beckley, WV

#17 Apr 27, 2010
the principal at Stanaford was my third grade teacher back in the mid 80's and she was so bad as a teacher my parents had me transferred to another class. She got mad at me when I started having trouble with math that year and did nothing to to see if there was a possibility of a learning disorder.
Wondering

United States

#18 Apr 27, 2010
so Bell was your teacher? I can see her doing that..she thinks it is the kid or the parent..not something wrong with child. She tried to ignore me once..I went straight to the board..no problems since.
Mad in Beckley

Beckley, WV

#19 Apr 27, 2010
Wondering wrote:
so Bell was your teacher? I can see her doing that..she thinks it is the kid or the parent..not something wrong with child. She tried to ignore me once..I went straight to the board..no problems since.
She was at Crab Orchard Elementary then and the school as a whole took two and a half more years to find that I had a learning disability!
bad school

Rocky Mount, NC

#20 Apr 28, 2010
Shady Elem is the worst school out there!!! The secretary is a very rude person, if she has to do something, everyone pays!!!! The principal lets the secretary run the show. The principal also tells you what you want to hear at the time, and never follows through, he is useless. The school has been infested all year with head lice. I know that all schools have lice problems, but this school will not do anything to prevent it from getting out of hand. I'm going to enroll my child in another school next year.

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