We love Dixon! We moved here last year and so far have a great impression of this school. The principal is friendly and very forth coming! I couldn't say more great things!
Dixon Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Willow Spring. The principal of Dixon Road Elementary is Mr Kenneth Bennett, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 521 students attend Dixon Road Elementary and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 44% of the 521 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dixon Road Elementary is 14:1. Mcgee's Crossroads Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||44%||45%|
I am grateful that my child is able to attend DRES. The principal Mr. Bennett is truly amazing!! My child's teachers have all been magnificent. I don't care for the school's PTO. The fundraisers and prizes have been the same since my child started attending.
Dixon Road got a new principal this year and Mr Bennett is awesome. He cares about the kids and interacts well with them. He treats staff and parents with respect and is complete opposite of the previous principal. The teachers are caring and work really hard for the kids. Love Dixon Road!!
The teachers are caring and compassionate. Principal Alligood (current) does not seem to possess either of those characteristics. However she does have many others that are exhibited on a daily basis She is condescending to students teachers and parents. She forms her opinions makes her decisions and then asks questions later. Our experience at Dixon Road would have been much more enjoyable Teachers and students are AFRAID of MRs/ Alligood and do not enjoy working with or for her. It's obvious there is a problem when Honor Roll and Principal's list students are in the office along with thieir parents whom are also teachers. During the 3 years prior to Warden Alligood's arrival our child thrived. We are happy to have obtained our parole for time served.
For the most part we really liked our child's teachers but the principal is not easy to work with.
Very unhappy with this school. We transfered from Wake County and had issues from the begining. First impression I got from the principal was her basically yelling at the receptionist because I (being unaware of the rules) went to pick my children up at 3 15 and was supose to get them before 3 or wait until 3 45. Instead of speaking to me directly and professionally she slapped her hand down on the counter and proceeded to yell at the RECEPTIONIST why she had an issue with me picking them up at 3 15 with other parents in the office as well. As well I feel that the main focus is dress attire rather than academics. Going through the teachers that I have delt with......I had a parent teacher conference with one teacher but she was unable to focus because her children attended the meeting too. Another waited until my other child had a whole packet of work (10+ sheets) that was not completed stapled them together and sent it home with a note that said "please complete and turn in tomorrow". Really? The last teacher my child felt pressured and disliked by. My child is an ADD student and felt they were not meeting the teachers expectations.
School and teachers are wonderful. Like the other reviewer I am less than impressed with the principal. Alligood is not who should be leading the school. She's ill prepared to address the needs of the younger students and should be relieved of her duties. She has a power hungry attitude and lack of compassion for the students in her care.