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About This School

Banks Rd Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of Banks Rd Elementary is Ms Carmen Graf, who can be contacted at cgraf1@wcpss.net. 771 children attend Banks Rd Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 28% of the 771 students here get reduced lunch prices. Willow Springs Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 49%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 18% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 24%
Asian 0.7% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 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 28% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Banks Road Elementary provides a positive and safe learning environment for my kids. It is comforting to know that they are safe and in the hands of a caring staff. It is encouraged for parents to be involved in the classrooms and school events. The curriculum is advanced and moves at a fast pace. Parent involvement is needed and encouraged to keep up with the pace. Principal Graf is a sincere and focused leader of the school. She is always pushing the school ahead and finding ways to improve it year after year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Banks road is really in need of teachers with positive attitudes. Hearing about why the kids are wearing cheap shoes or that their hair smells is not something I should be hearing as a parent by the staff. Posters are on the walls about "no bullying" but the teachers are the bullies. Lookout for a few of the 5th grade teachers they are the meanest. My daughters self -esteem was shattered because of the teachers threats and constant intimidation. My kids cried everyday. If you complain the staff will target your children. My kids felt it everyday. Wish the principal was more compassionate. It starts at the top!! I was considered frantic for advocating for my kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    We just changed schools from Banks-we attended there for one year and the determination was to hold my child back a grade-we did not agree but apparently we have no say as a parent in that-at least was our experience. The amazing thing is the principal at the new school called wondering why our child was held back and before she started at the new school-our child was moved back the appropriate grade level at the new school. Our thought is they teach to the test at Banks and if your child will do well on the EOG's you are fine-if not then you too might have the same experience we did.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter loves Banks! There is care harmony and true discipline towards providing great education a spirit of community and family values. Banks Road Elementary is providing the foundation my child needs in education challenging her every step of the way at the same time as giving her positive reinforcement guidance and care.

  • (3 years ago)

    Really great school. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is great. Seems to be alot of parental involvement in my childrens rooms.

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