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South Mebane Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mebane. The principal of South Mebane Elementary School is Rebecca Royal, who can be contacted at rebecca_royal@abss.k12.nc.us. 523 children attend South Mebane Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 42% of the 523 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Mebane Elementary School is 16:1. E M Yoder Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 51%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids went to SME and I was not too happy with the experience so we left. I really felt as if they had no idea who my kids were the entire time they were there. The environment is very depressing. It seems as if they cater to the less than adverage student...one day I was there and the principal yelled over the loud speaker about how some student received a 100% on a spelling test..my daughter had straight A's every test since Kindergarten and no one made any anouncement about this! What about the kids who always do what they are supposed to...no not mentioned. I really don't even think they knew her name...sad.

  • (3 years ago)

    The staff at SME are talented loving and truly enjoy what they do. This shows in the kids' attitudes and test scores. This is a best of the best in public education!

  • (4 years ago)

    South Mebane is filled with love laughter and learning!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    South Mebane had the second highest growth in test scores for the 2008-2009 school year!! It's students parents and staff are the best!!

  • (4 years ago)

    South Mebane is truly a school of love laughter and learning. We strive to support each child so everyone can perform to their full potential.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former teacher at SME. The students at this school are so wonderful and the community is so supportive of this school. It was a great place to teach!

  • (4 years ago)

    South Mebane Elementary has the best kids staff parents and administrators on the face of the earth!

  • (4 years ago)

    Welcomed our son 1/2 way through the year and made school a positive experience (finally)! Instrumental in rebuilding his self-esteem and has helped him grow academically in a very short time.

  • (4 years ago)

    The leadership and teamwork is awesome and students truly do love learning there!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is place where children are loved respected and engaged in learning. There is always laughter in the halls and love all over. We are a family there at SME

  • (4 years ago)

    The people the teachers and the leadership make South Mebane the best. It is a place of love laughter and learning!

  • (4 years ago)

    South Mebane is not just a school it is a family with 500+ students. I have never experienced this level of love and commitment toward children.

  • (6 years ago)

    It has a wonderful environment for student learning. The principal knows all the students names and encourages lots of interaction. Music and art are supported with a full time faculty member. My daugher loves it there.

  • (6 years ago)

    My family and I are new residence to NC and our son enrolled in s. mebane in mid march this year.In our experience with S.Mebane it's a very good school with lots of warm and caring staff members. Our son loves school at s. mebane. He looks forward to going daily. He speaks highly of his teacher.The school is clean. The children that goes to S. Mebane are even well respectful helpful and warm friendly children just like the staff. We are really pleased to have met S. Mebane. We are proud to be here and we look forward to a full school year this up-coming year. We love the small school setting it gives our child a wonderful chance of learning. Overall what a great place to be in to have to learn! Thumbs up S. Mebane The Carter family

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. Principal is very active and knows most if not all of the students by name. Dedicated staff as well as a warm loving environment to learn. Chorus drama and clogging are after school activities. Strong computer classes for all grades. Great PTA and parental involvement. Great little school but growing!

  • (9 years ago)

    South Mebane became a School of Excellence for the 2003-2004 school year. This means that 90 percent of the students taking the EOGs performed at grade level. The school is smaller than average which is great! It makes the school community closer and it causes people to want to help others. Though there could be more extracurricular activities I'm very happy my child is going to this warm loving school.

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