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Hodge Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Knightdale. The principal of Hodge Road Elementary School is Debra Pearce, who can be contacted at dpearce@wcpss.net. 743 students go to Hodge Road Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 90% of the 743 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hodge Road Elementary School is 13:1. Faith Assembly Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 49%
Hispanic 61% 15%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Asian 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 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 90% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Bar none the worst elementary school we've exprienced and I blame it on those in charge. We have been vocal over very valid concerns with the school and all they do is turn the situation around to attempt to make us look bad. The school is lacking in so many areas...it's poorly funded and Principal needs to be replaced...That is the only hope this school has at this point. If you are zoned here and care about your child's education do not go here - people removed their kids for a reason!

  • (7 months ago)

    the leadership in the school needs better training or at least better communication skills. I've been to all the after school parent activities and have never seen the principal. if she is there she has never introduced herself. Not the teachers but the administration seems like they don't want see or interact with the parents. For me this is shocking. i don't think the teachers are bad but they are not consistent with there enforcement of class rules. Some kids get in trouble and some kids don't for doing the same things. little kids notice this kind of treatment and that's not good. I think this will be the last year my child will attend Hodge Road elementary school.

  • (10 months ago)

    Amazing school. The parents in the area take their kids out of this school but what they don't understand is this is the best school in the area. The teachers are great the board is forced to bring non English speaking kids in because of all the parents in the area that took their kids out. Go here!

  • (1 year ago)

    I absolutely agree with an earlier review that Hodge Road has some of the best teachers in Wake County. My daughter is a 5th grader there. All but one teacher has been wonderful and made our experience meaningful. It is also true that the focus and resources lean heavily to the ESL and low performing students. The principal is not consistent in her leadership and support of the teachers. If we had other choices we would not choose to attend here.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a really good school with probably the most talented teachers in the state. As the earlier review said the board of education dealt them some bad cards in sending non english speaking students there but what they have done with it is great. The area around the school is great they just need more of the actual knightdale parents to send their kids there so it can balance out the population.

  • (2 years ago)

    I believe that this school focuses more on children that are ESL and doesnt focus on those who are not. I believe that my sons expierence here would have been better is he would have had a classroom that all children were treated the same. Instead they labled him as the trouble maker and there is a complaint about him every day. Some of the complaints were he was talking in class... he is 5. What 5 yr old doesnt talk in class? I believe the teachers need a better handle of the children they are teaching and need to focus on all of the children and not one group of them.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is not a good school and obviously offers no support to their teachers. Two teachers have left halfway through the year and who did they bring in to take their places- (fresh new teachers that have never taught a class before) - These teachers yell constantly as they cannot control the class* your child will not learn at this school ! Also they only care about the ESL students in which they get all the funding for programs to teach these students**

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has completely failed my son. The poverty levels are high as are ESL students so no one has time for him. Every day he comes home asking me when will he get to finally learn something new.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a grandma residing in Thomasville NC visiting Hodge Road Elementary School previously having lunch with my twin grandgirls to find that this school is definitely a genuine one in the teaching world of education. I must say that my girls hold high esteem of the first grade teachers and don't let me forget the cafeteria workers and really all are great through their eyes as well as mine. By the way I am a 62 year old student at Davidson County Community College Lexington N. C. having my second year under my belt working on an Early Childhood Development Associate Degree and very proud to see what it takes to become a highly skilled educational leader. Each and everyday my twin grandgirls talk about how they love the teaching at Hodge Road Elementary School. Keep up the great works!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is in lack of leadership. The teachers do what they can but the Principal is an absent figure and doesn't provide the support the teachers need. It is sad to see how Hodge Road Elementary falls deeper and deeper in mediocrity.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a fifth grader at Hodge road and have been very pleased with the education she has received at Hodge Road. The teachers have always been willing to dedicate their time and energy to make sure all children excell. We have been grateful for the caring teachers and excellent leadership at Hodge Road.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the teachers are great but the leadership is awful and could us a change in leadership please.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hodge Road Elementary is a great elementary school but they are in desperate need to parents involvement in the PTA. I encourage every parent who kids go to Hodge Road Elementary to become involved in the PTA.

  • (5 years ago)

    The current leadership needs a change. The school seems to losing ground. My daughter attends Hodge Road now for four years. I have been witness to the recent decline. The teachers are and have always been great!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great if you are non english speaking. Because that is the focus of the school. If you have a child who is at or above grade level and speak english they will be left behind!

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my sons attended hodge road elementary school. They are currently honors and ap students in high school. They have always excelled in their education and I attribute their success to the awesome teachers at hodge road elementary. My entire family enjoyed the entire experience in elementary because there were so many opportunities for children to succeed. The teachers were always friendly and committed to the students' scholastic psychological and social achievement. The solid academic foundation they received at this school has adequately prepared them for the challenges ahead. Thank you hodge road elementary!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended Hodge Road her Kindergarten year and she had a wonderful experience. The staff was pretty good at keeping me informed with what was going on and they always always had special events for the children and their families. I wish she could continue to attend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have attended Hodge Road Elementary for the past 4 years and they have both excelled academically. We have had a wonderful experience working with the teachers and staff. Extra effort is made to encourage parent and even family involvement. We have grown to love many of the teachers there and appreciate their dedication.

  • (8 years ago)

    If you are a parent that cares about your child don't send them. In my opinion it's one of the worse educational environments in the US. Our daughter had a very terrible experience. The Administration is overwhelmed the teacher couldn't control the class and quit at years's end. The best way to experience the school is when you drive by it on the way to the 64 bypass.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that this school is a very good school. My daughter has developed very well in this school. She is doing exceptionally well and the staff is very courteous all the time. They are always willing to help or work with the parents.

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