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About This School

Rama Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Rama Road Elementary is Patricia Denny, who can be contacted at 614 children attend Rama Road Elementary and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 97% of the 614 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rama Road Elementary is 12:1. Providence Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 5%
Hispanic 24% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 32%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
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 97% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My daughter is in kindergarten at Rama Road. We have lived in neighborhood across from the school for 10 years and always wanted to support Rama Rd. From the day she started school in August we have never questioned that decision. She is reading and writing at or above grade level and we couldn't be happier with the quality of teachers and administrators at the school. Yes the test scores could be better but there are many layers to that onion. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in the school should visit talk to the principal and see firsthand what is happening in the classrooms. You will see that this school is a true hidden treasure whose potential is finally being realized.

  • (6 months ago)

    This time last year we felt as though we were on an emotional roller coaster with the decision of where to send our child to school. Do we send our child to Rama or do we move? After visiting a number of schools observing the classrooms and hearing from the principals our decision was clear to go to Rama Road. Our child is in Kindergarten and it truly thriving excelling in reading and learning every day. I love hearing what he is learning each day. Principal Denny is amazing and has a clear and defined plan to see Rama Road succeed. She has brought in excellent teachers created a welcoming environment introduced school uniforms and brought in new programs such as Discovery Education. We have had a great experience and are thrilled to see our child begin their education on a positive note. RAMA PROUD! Our family encourages you to visit the school and meet with Principal Denny during your decision making.

  • (8 months ago)

    Terrible communication between my son's kindergardener teacher and us. We are having to work twice as hard to catch him up on reading because she has not made us aware not ONCE that he was behind. Very happy to say he switched schools and he may have a chance already having a better experience and it has only been a week. It took his new teacher one week to realize he was behind. Very disappointed with rama rd teaching mechanisms.

  • (10 months ago)

    It's our fourth year and we have been very pleased with our experience with the staff their control and discipline in the classroom the way they teach to small groups so that each child is learning on his/her level (not left behind able to move forward).

  • (1 year ago)

    This school provides a wonderful environment for our special needs daughter! The fact that she is a special needs child was revealed to us by the teachers and administration here and they have helped us learn how to better facilitate our child's education. Every teacher administrator and staff member has been very supportive and kind during the multitude of steps taken to teach our child how to learn. They are doing much more than provide an education. They are teaching our child how to learn and teaching us how to help to that end. There are of course bumps in the road but being a parent and realizing that you are responsible for your child's behavior keeps that in perspective. As a parent of a child that is on the spectrum I can't imagine a better environment to facilitate her education personal growth and social interactions.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our second year at Rama Road Elementary. We too thought we had lost by not getting picked in the lottery and going to a magnet school. In reality we hit the lottery. Rama is a very special school with great teachers and adminstration. It has been a challenged school in the past but with the leadership now in place it is excelling. Rama is improving daily and is so rewarding to the kids and parents to be a part of change that is bigger than just one person. With the internationally diverse student body and staff the school has so much energy and opportunity to learn. Our daughter is above grade level and is challenged by the staff to learn and grow and is given many tasks to cultivate her talents. Our family is all in at Rama and so proud to be there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my kids have thrived at Rama Road. Having one child with a learning disability and one who is more typically developing I was concerned about the school being able to address both of my kids' needs. My concerns didn't last long!!! The level of individualized education is astounding. The students are encouraged supported and challenged. Rama Road had also been adopted by Discovery Education as the only elementary Discovery School in the country. While the school year has only just begun our family is looking forward to all this new partnership has to offer particularly the project-based learning and technology components. It's a really exciting time to be at Rama. We are proud of our decision to attend our neighborhood school!

  • (1 year ago)

    If you have a special needs child BEWARE! The are a few amazing teachers in this school but with 546 students a few teachers are spread VERY thin. I am so disappointed as I was told this was a great school and is as long as your child is not autistic.

  • (2 years ago)

    We initially tried to opt out of our home school Rama Road simply based on neighborhood perception and test scores. Once we did not strike lucky with the lottery we toured Rama and were pleasantly surprised. Now you could not get us to go anywhere else. It's a loving learning environment filled with mastered prepared teachers a strong administration and a growing P.T.A. We are happy parents with a happy child who is learning by leaps and bounds.

  • (2 years ago)

    Rama is an AWESOME school. Great teachers and principle. So glad Rama is our neighborhood school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rama's teachers staff & administration are quite an impressive crew! They are highly educated energetic and devoted to the success of every child. Neighborhoods that have opted out of Rama over the last decade are returning. Parent involvement is increasing each year and there is a sense of school pride that was missing years ago. Most importantly children are nurtured engaged and encouraged at Rama Road. Sending my kids to Rama was one of the best parenting decisions I've made.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rama Rd is a gem in the rough. 2007-2008 brought new leadership to the school with a new principal and assistant principal. The last two years have brought about a renewed commitment to teaching the children at Rama. Parental involvement and test scores have also gone up with the new leadership

  • (6 years ago)

    This school does have great potential but is in desparate need of leadership. There are teachers and staff that do not adhere to the rules and I don't know how they expect the children to do so. We need all teachers and staff to set an example for our children.They preach accountability but they don't practice it!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has great potential. Stronger broader parental involvement is needed but I have seen improvements. The PTA does a fantastic job of providing support. The pricipal teachers and staff are dedicated to the children and it shows. From that standpoint this school is above average. The key to it's ultimate success is getting more parents involved in the school (and thus their children's academics) through volunteering parent education programs and through the PTA.

  • (8 years ago)

    Level of parent involvement is down compared to last year but this is on the mend. Overall a delightful school. Our son is thriving in the environment. Great teachers and staff.

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