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About This School

Drexel Elementary is a public elementary school in Morganton. The principal of Drexel Elementary is Mrs Lisa Fortenberry, who can be contacted at lfortenberry@burke.k12.nc.us. 442 children attend Drexel Elementary and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 72% of the 442 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Drexel Elementary is 11:1. Hallyburton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 11% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Hispanic 10% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Had my doubts at first (when we moved into the state and this school area) because of previous reviews but a talk with the office staff and principal at the beginning of the school year soon got rid of those. This is a school that is working very hard to make sure the children have a good education. The principal is very easy to communicate with and i havent found him to be rude at all He is just basic facts and straight forward which is exactly what you need a principal to be. I bought a house out of this schools area after renting within the area and i will be doing everything to make sure my daughter can stay in this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    We love Drexel. No complaints about this school. All of my son's teachers have been wonderful to him. Here's hoping BCPS can retain accreditation though.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the other parent i think the teacher's are great but the principal Shane Mace is verrrrry rude. He thinks he owns the school. I wish they would get another principal to replace him. I was actually going to send my kid to another school but they didn't want to switch because they liked their teacher.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are good but the principal is very rude.

  • (5 years ago)

    I personally think this school is great. The teachers are very caring and nurturing. My son is Autistic and I could not think of a better school for him. Brad Spake

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe this is one school that really cares about children and puts the children first. I am proud to be a teacher at Drexel Primary.

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