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About This School

Knightdale Elementary is a public elementary school in Knightdale. The principal of Knightdale Elementary is Ms Vicki Brown (interim) and can be contacted at 697 students attend Knightdale Elementary and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 72% of the 697 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Knightdale Elementary is 12:1. Lockhart Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 46% 24%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 32% 15%
Asian 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 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 72% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love KES. I had two boys here. I one is going into 5th grade and the other was in the AU pre-k. Overall we have been very pleased with my older son's education. My younger son in the pre-k program was beyond blessed to be at this school. If you have a child going into the AU pre-k you will have the honor of working with some amazing people including the Autism Society of NC teacher and teacher-assistant of the year. The principal is fantastic and truly has an open-door policy.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love KES! The staff new administration and students are wonderful. It truly is an excellent school that has just had some recent unfortunate events that have more to do with individuals than the school as a whole. My children have received a wonderful education and both receive AG services which challenge them beyond the expectations. Their teachers are dedicated highly qualified and truly passionate about the work that they do. I would like to see the PTA improve and do more to get all parents involved instead of a select few. But overall very happy with my daughters' experience and looking forward to the new year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I really liked my children's time at KES. We have always had excellent teachers and to me the children's needs seem to be the most important focus. They try to do fun events for the kids where the whole family can participate. They are always trying to better the school with construction and programs. Remember people will more often complain than compliment so when you read the reviews keep that in mind.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an aweful school. My child is in Kindergarten and if it wasn't for her teacher being so amazing I would have pulled her out a long time ago. This is our first and last year at KES. I agree with previous posters - the front office staff is RUDE!! The lady at the front needs to find a job she likes. Good luck to those who come in 2008 I will be praying for you!

  • (7 years ago)

    KES is definitely one of those 'needs improvement' schools. I agree with previous posters - the front office staff can be rude and disrespectful. The PTA is rude ill-tempered and all-around a joke - all fund-raising and no one knows where it has gone. Until I contacted the superintendent I was discouraged from being involved in my son's class. My son (in kindergarten) was 'assessed' and didn't change classes though he is 4-6 levels over his classmates math and reading. He comes home complaining of being bored then gets labeled as a discipline problem. My challenge to all other parents who think that this school is out of order is to do what we can to make it better. Let's join the PTA and change this school for the better. In the end the kids are the ones who will suffer.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our son is in kindergarten at KES. His teacher is enthusiastic energetic and genuinely cares for each and every child. Her fun and engaging teaching style especially through the use of rhythm and song helps children maintain what they learn. She has made every effort to keep our son challenged. KES has wonderful extra activities for the children and the principal really plays an active role in school events.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at KES. He's in 2nd grade. His teacher seems to be genuinely concerned about the well being of all students in the class and keeps me informed via emails phone calls and notes. I cannot really speak on the quality of the teachers as a whole since I've only have experience with one. My son is doing well in school and I like the different types of homework assignments that he has to complete each night. What bothers me about KES is that I am not able to visit my son's classroom unannounced. I think it is important to be able to 'pull checks' on your child without the child's knowledge. Children will normally behave better when they are expecting you to show up!

  • (7 years ago)

    If your child isn't the 'normal' 'average' kid very little efforts are made to educate them differently unless you fight for it.

  • (9 years ago)

    The staff is wonderful. They all have years of experience and work together to make the school a great place for students.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at Knightdale Elementary. since we have been at Knightdale we have only heard from the teacher once and we are in the fourth quarter. I had wrote the teacher a note about a concern I had and never heard a response. I do think the teacher is a great teacher and my daughter likes her but if they want parent involvement the teachers need to reach out. I would like to be more informed about what my daughter does in school. I do not have the ability to visit my daughters school on a regular basis because of my job but getting information is like pulling teeth. I wish we were not redistricted.

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