School Details

Brier Creek Elementary

9801 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 484-4747
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 787 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
61%
47%
57%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
59%
48%
58%
54%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
62%
48%
62%
51%
40%
65%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brier Creek Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of Brier Creek Elementary is Mrs Sandy Chambers and can be contacted at schambers@wcpss.net. 787 children attend Brier Creek Elementary and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 787 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brier Creek Elementary is 16:1. Bethesda Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 15%
Asian 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 49%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 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 23% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Wonderful school teachers and staff. Very responsive helpful and caring. We appreciate everything you do!

  • (5 months ago)

    Great school! Teachers are attentive and instructive. My children love it there. Keep up the good work!

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been at BCES for two years and have had a great experience! Dr. Chambers is extremely visible supports her staff and the students and runs a tight ship. We are constantly informed about what is going on via e-mail and phone and the teachers - as well as staff - are attentive caring professional and on point. My 5th grader thoroughly enjoys BCES and always has positive things to say about BCES. As a parent I always feel welcomed and there are LOTS of wonderful ways throughout the year to get involved and be a part of the school's success. I am almost sad to have to leave and transition to middle school. BCES Rocks!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Brier Creek is an excellent school. As a licensed teacher (not one that works at this school) and a parent I couldn't be happier. Dr. Chambers is great and we have had wonderful experiences with the teaching staff. Big kudos to the PTA also.

  • (1 year ago)

    The experience at Brier Creek is one compared to a private school the staff is friendly and helpful. Dr chambers and the teachers are some of the best in the county just spending time with any of the teachers you can tell they care. it's a privilege to have my daughter at Brier Creek. Go jets.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year at BCES and thus far we have been very impressed with all aspects of the school; from the quality of the teachers active PTA support the organized processes the school has in place (signs of a well-run school) to the condition and cleanliness of facility itself. This coming from a parent who was initially reserved about our child attending BC (it was our second YR option) only because I didn't know much about BC. While using standardized test scores can be a good indicator of education quality as "great schools" site uses to arrive at their 6 out of 10 score I don't think it is best to rate a school on test scores alone. There are many other factors that contribute to the educational experience including and most notably parental involvement and proper educational support at home.

  • (2 years ago)

    Brier Creek is a fabulous school! This is our first year at the school and the transition went extremely well with our children. This is a very welcoming school. This school and principal have exceeded all our expectations in regards to dealing with learning disabilities that the previous school did not want to acknowledge or help and made our children feel like failures. The staff is great and always there to help the children succeed. They found some issues with our child and immediately provided intervention during the day. The communication with the parents is outstanding and nothing is ever hidden. They provide any test scores/results that a parent requests. The staff will meet with parents at any time to discuss the progress of the children. Our children went to a previous school that only cared about test scores and this school is not like that. They care about the success of the children and provide any necessary help. Our children absolutely love attending Brier Creek Elementary!

  • (2 years ago)

    Principal chambers has been a great disappointment. She is uncooperative and lacks the skills to communicate to parents in a supportive manner. She is cold and has a diva mentality. Any issue that might result in any poor PR is covered up rather than investigated. Only interested in test results. School does not adequately help children who start to struggle. Teachers are good.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter just started at Brier Creek and I have been very impressed with the Principal's accommodations of my needs as a parent the carpool organization parent communication and their strong PTA. I do agree that the PTA seems to be really focused on fundraising - and they seem to do an amazing job at it. I am looking forward to an enjoyable educational partnership with Brier Creek.

  • (2 years ago)

    If your child has any kind of learning disability or if they are falling behind in class there is no help whatsoever. The school principal is more interested in test scores and does not accommodate any assistance for those who fall behind. I am so frustrated of the lack of care and compassion as well as practical advice.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children have both been in this school since kindergarten and just entered second and fourth grade respectively. We have a lot of experience with this school (four plus years now) and have been pleasantly surprised by the increase in quality and organization of our boys' educations. The Principal Dr. Chambers is incredibly responsive forward-thinking and runs a tight ship. She is kind and receptive and really pays attention to the parents' students' and staff's needs. She also knows how to shift when necessary and understands which combinations of students and teachers will work or not. Her hand is in everything which I appreciate because I feel like she really has my boys' and the school's best interests at heart. I've noticed that she carefully selects teachers when she hires them. If they do not fit her profile they will not be hired. Finally there are many AG opportunities at Brier Creek and as a parent of a student who participates in many of the AG activities and is a part of the AG program I am pleased with the support Brier Creek provides in this area. Similarly I've noticed a good amount of resources for students who need extra help too. )

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is getting ready to start 4th grade and we have loved Brier Creek. My other child starts Kindergarten and we are so exicted. This is a great school that doesn't get enough credit. Teachers do not leave because of the strong leadership of the principal Dr. Chambers. She is young and full of great ideas. The teachers go out of their way to offer after school enrichment. The school board does amazing things every year. This school's future is bright!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Brier creek is a wonderful school. The principal and staff are very friendly and approachable. The teachers are great and offer many after school activities/clubs Reading Math Olympiad Battle of Books Odyssey of the Mind etc. The AG teacher is amazing. PTA is very strong and very good fund raisers for the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son started out in a private school - and it was a miserable experience. They finally told us we weren't welcome back right after our child was diagnosed with ADHD. Our Dr. recommended a year round Wake Co school...which were a bit nervous about based on our experience in private Brier Creek is AMAZING. They have no issues with our son in fact he has excelled. The principal is wonderful teachers have been great and other parents are VERY involved.

  • (3 years ago)

    We didn't think we would love this school but it has turned out to be excellent. The teachers are caring and the principal is excellent.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am very..... very... happy at BRIER CREEK ELEMENTARY .Good excellent great nice and clean awesome school..........

  • (3 years ago)

    Our children are very happy at Brier Creek Elementary. Their teachers are top notch and challenge students to reach their full potential. The principal is very enthusiastic and makes a point to stay connected to parents through regular emails and a blog on the school's website. The PTA is strong and sponsors many family events throughout the year.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school needs just some more time for the new changes brought in by new principal. Overall teachers are friendly and cooperative.

  • (3 years ago)

    Used to be a good school. Unfortunately not anymore. We started since opening but every year we see the school deteriorating.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been very happy at Brier Creek. The leadership is excellent; the principal and entire front office staff are very approachable. Both our children have been challenged academically. We were previously at an area private school and the quality of academics at Brier Creek is on par with our previous school.

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