School Details

Willow Springs Elementary

6800 Dwight Rowland Road, Willow Springs, NC 27592
(919) 557-2770
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 909 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
61%
47%
65%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
59%
48%
61%
54%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
62%
48%
53%
51%
40%
75%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willow Springs Elementary is a public elementary school in Willow Spring. The principal of Willow Springs Elementary is Ms Camille Miller and can be contacted at clmiller@wcpss.net. 909 students attend Willow Springs Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 909 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Willow Springs Elementary is 16:1. Fuquay-Varina Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 24%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 15% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Asian 0.9% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 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 26% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    WORST before school program EVER! RUDE RUDE RUDE!!! I have never felt so disrespected in my life! Save your money!

  • (7 months ago)

    Willow Springs is an excellent school. I have moved to different locations over the past few years but continued to carry my children to this school. The principals & staff are wonderful. The education that these teachers provide here is amazing. There is no other place I would want my children to go.

  • (11 months ago)

    Willow springs is a wonderful school! This has been the best experience for my kids. They love their teachers and principals. The students are well behaved and kind to others.

  • (12 months ago)

    We love this school! My son loves this school! He cannot wait to go to school and does not want to Track out. We transferred from a Traditional calendar school to the Year round and my son was behind when he started. They have provided him extra help to get caught up and succeed! We are very pleased and highly recommend the school. We have also used the Before and After school care and he is very happy with those as well. And they have a garden which is such a great learning tool.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten at this school and we absolutely loved it! Mrs. Moore in kindergarten and Mrs. Haley in first grade were the kinds of teachers that I prayed for before my daughter ever started school. This school has a small community feel and is very welcoming and kind. The academics were excellent! We moved after second grade and I now know how blessed we were to be a part of Willow Springs. My daughters two schools following WS were a huge disappointment. We still talk about how much we loved it there. Mr. Langley was awesome too and when he retired we also liked his replacement Mrs. Miller. If you're moving to Fuquay Varina do what you can to get into Willow Springs instead of Fuquay elementary. You won't regret it!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two daughters who attend WSES we have been here for 7 years now. My oldest just started middle school. I have loved every teacher and teacher assistant at this school every year K-5! When you walk through the school you are greeted with smiles and hellos even from those that may not know you or your child. The principle assistant principle and office staff are extremely friendly and very involved with the children. The cafeteria staff are also very friendly and helpful to parents and children. I hear friends complain about terrible experiences with staff at other elementary schools and I feel very blessed because I have never had a bad experience at WSES. I would highly recommend this school and would never send my girls any where else! I truely cannot say enough about WSES and their amazing staff. The PE teachers arts teacher counslors library staff everyone is wonderful!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children that go here and they love it! The teachers have been amazing and love the kids as if they were their own. Although the school is a little large the principal seems to know all the kids names and interacts with them on a daily basis especially as they arrive in the morning. I would never dream of sending my kids anywhere else!!

  • (3 years ago)

    The leadership and community involvement at this school amazes me. I have two sons here and the eldest will be entering 3rd grade and I'm so thankful for the support and extra incentive that the students and parents have. The PTA is outstanding!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I was wondering if anyone can tell me what was the date of the schools December 2010 band concert??

  • (5 years ago)

    We love this school. The teachers are great and the staff does an excellent job at keeping parents involved and informed. It has a small town feel where the principal knows the student's names. We are very happy here and would not want to send our children anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    Although it is a school with a large population it is a very tight family. Everyone is involved in the community and support each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    What don't I like I can't think of anything...Best principal Best Teachers Just a big family atmoshere

  • (5 years ago)

    WSES has the best students fantastic teachers and supportive parents! As a parent and a teacher I am proud to call WSES home!

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the best school. The staff is caring and wonderful. They help every child and we are 'family'

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a very down home country school where everyone works together to keep things working right

  • (5 years ago)

    Willow Springs Elementary School has some of the best teachers and staff. They truly care about all of the kids. My two sons learned so much and I am very grateful for all that was done for my family.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have taught at this school for 12 years. We are a family and love each child as if they were our own. I could not imagine teaching anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a super school. great teachers students and parents. I wouldnt want my child any were else.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten. I have been very impressed with how welcoming the staff is and how well my son is doing in school (considering he never went to preschool).

  • (6 years ago)

    My children are currently enrolled at WSES and I have to say that it is the best place for my children to grow and learn. My daughter will start school this year and I am so excited to watch her grow as her brother did this year. They really want you to be a big part inside as well as outside of school. All of the other parents that I have spoken with have all wonderful things to say about all of the teachers. If you are moving to this area I highly reccomend this school I will not move out of the area no matter how much it cost b/c I want the best for my kids and it is here!!

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