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About This School

Green Hope Elementary is a public elementary school in Cary. The principal of Green Hope Elementary is Ms Mary Leach, who can be contacted at mleach2@wcpss.net. 882 students attend Green Hope Elementary and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 13% of the 882 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Green Hope Elementary is 15:1. Carpenter Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 49%
Asian 36% 6%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 6%
Hispanic 10% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My assertive child excelled both academically and socially while my less assertive child did not get the attention needed from teachers or mix well with the large number of highly assertive/ more aggressive kids. The teachers use a lot of class time redirecting these kids. The gifted program looks to the CogAt and ITBS tests for placement. I highly recommend tutoring BEORE these tests to fully expose your child to the broader subject content. The level of AIG placement matters-very strong strong etc. This placement can determine whether your child takes advanced classes. There are some great teachers average teachers and frankly some very poor teachers at GHE. Write a letter to the principal asking for a teacher with the qualities that suit your child's learning style best. If you don't know the best teachers find out which teachers the children of the PTA board have. The PTA is strong at GHE and there is a lot of parental involvement. The principal is friendly and seems to care about the kids. If you have a negative experience - go to the principal and advocate for your child. For less assertive children I would suggest private or charter schools with smaller class sizes.

  • (1 year ago)

    this person already violation of term of web site policy and this is not truth.

  • (2 years ago)

    according to the policy of this website parents should not mention about teacher's name. The comments should take out immediately.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter goes to this school... Mrs. Fornaro is the best !! She loves going to school..

  • (3 years ago)

    We went to the Cary Park adjacent to Green Hope to use the facilities. At the same time several classes were also using the equipment 4th and 1st grades. We were quite surprised to see teachers sitting on benches talking amongst themselves or reading instead of watching and interacting with the children during recess. There were several children preventing anyone attempting to use the playground equipment from doing so yet no teacher even noticed because the teacher responsible was literally 50 feet from the kids. I just expected that during recess teachers were mingling with the kids not standing at a distance talking and reading. It was disappointing.

  • (3 years ago)

    Because my children love it - They are happy engaged learners at a great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    When my son first started Kindergarten I was not too excited about the school. But since he has started I've come around. I really appreciate all the parent involvement. (The level in my son's class is astonishing!) I also appreciate that the teachers treat all (not just gifted or struggling) the kids with age appropriate learning opportunities.

  • (6 years ago)

    We attended this school last year. My child had a horrible teacher. She had gifted students grade her papers. Papers sent home had many errors on them. My child brought home many of her work papers that had completely wrong answers that were never graded. This school is very overrated! The principal lacks leadership and does not respect parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Cary this summer and are new to Green Hope this year. So far I have been more impressed by the teacher's aides and lunch room helpers than the teacher. She doesn't teach the children the 'basics' but instead is teaching towards the 'No Child Left Behind' test. My child went from being at the top of her class (in the state we moved from) to struggling with almost everything on a daily basis. Keep in mind my frustrations are with this one teacher and not the school as a whole.

  • (7 years ago)

    Green Hope is an excellent school with lots to offer students. Parents are very involved and offer numerous resources in addition to the current resources that the school already offers. In addition teachers at Green Hope are the 'best of the bunch.'

  • (7 years ago)

    This was my first year at this school and I am very satisfied with all aspects of the school.The parent involvement is incredible and I belive that makes all the difference.

  • (8 years ago)

    Green Hope comes with alot of hype and doesn't quite live up to it. Its not a bad school but not a great one either. Mediocrity is the name of the game. Parents seem content to have their children go their but that is where their involvement ends. Very average.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two daughters who attend GHE and we have been pleased with the school climate and adademic programs. I do feel that the school should offer more community service projects for the students to get involved with to enhance ther overall developement and leadership potential.

  • (8 years ago)

    GHE is a very good school where they have highly qualified teachers. Also the school is very well disciplined and have all the facilities.I reccoment to any one for this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this is a great school! My daughter has enjoyed attending first and second grade here. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at GHE!

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