School Details

Conn Elementary

1220 Brookside Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 856-7637
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 663 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
72%
61%
59%
70%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
67%
54%
66%
67%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
67%
56%
50%
64%
54%
59%
72%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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 2014
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Conn Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of Conn Elementary is Mr Barry Richburg, whose e-mail is brichburg@wcpss.net. 663 children attend Conn Elementary and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 50% of the 663 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Conn Elementary is 12:1. Hope Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 24%
Multiracial 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 49%
Asian 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 6%
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 50% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We have had a great experience at Conn! Both my 3rd grader and Kindergartner love this school. They have had great teachers who challenge and inspire them. The specials teachers support staff and media specialists are wonderful as well. They love the full arts programs and the active learning component makes learning fun. Conn also has a great community we are happy to be a part of.

  • (5 months ago)

    We have been very happy with our experience at Conn. My son is in 4th grade and we are a magnet family - we chose Conn for its active learning and technology themes. Conn is now a 1 to 1 technology school - students have daily access to iPads. I have found the learning engaging for my son. The teachers and administrators care and are invested in the students. We have found a community here and we will be sad to leave after my son graduates next year!

  • (6 months ago)

    Conn has moved to a 1 1 technology school and creating opportunities for the students to use that technology with corporations enhancing coding skills and STEM curriculum. The project-based theme keeps my son interested in learning new concepts while researching his interests. Our teachers have been good through third grade but communication could be improved. As a PTA parent the parent support network is great for both base and magnet families.

  • (1 year ago)

    one of the best elementary school in raleigh is conn elementary school. conn is a good school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Free & Reduced Rate is VERY high. English as a second language is high as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to totally disagree with the previous post about the admin staff at Conn. The new principal has been a freshing scent of fresh air that this school has needed for a LONG time. There has been very positive changes at the school from new structures with communications teacher and parent accountablilty and most of all an INSTRUCTIONAL leader who cares about raising the bar for all at the school. It saddens me that someone will take the time to bash a person who is very positive willing to listen knows the kids supports his teachers and most of all accessible to parents. I remember very clearly with the previous principal never being able to access her or bring any new ideas to the table. We ALL know that this is happening now. We as parents need to focus on what is going right for a change and be thankful that we have a principal who cares about our kids and wants to do things right. I have also spoken to staff and they love all the changes they feel supported now more than ever and love coming to work each day and their unity shows. Again we have to trust in our leaders that the changes in place whether its programs or staff are in the best interest of the children.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school offers a lot of great programs and classes for the children such as tap dancing keyboarding and spanish classes. The class size is relatively small (20-25 students/teacher). However following the change in administration I have to admit that I am less than thrilled with the school. A number of well known and liked teachers were transferred or requested transfers out of the school. The staff has verbalized their unhappiness with the administration to parents. Teachers have been seen yelling at children to the point that parents stop look and cringe. Some teachers and administrators even talk to the parents in a disrespectful and child-like manner. From Kindergarten to second grade I had no major complaints but now I am looking to transfer my son out of the school. I am sure MANY will disagree with my review however I am imply stating what I have heard and seen with my own ears and two eyes.

  • (2 years ago)

    I don't know why Conn only gets a 5 out of 10. We've been at Conn for 6 yrs now and love it! We are looking to move soon and I struggle greatly with truly wanting them to stay at Conn and just making the big drive or having to put them in a new school. Conn has become our 2nd home and we are so comfortable there. All the teachers are wonderful!

  • (4 years ago)

    Conn has been a fantastic school in meeting the needs of my two very different children. It feels like a much smaller school than it really is - the principal and staff know every child by name and there is strong support from families and the surrounding community. The teachers are enthusiastic effective and very responsive. Children learn respect and responsibility and school pride is evident everywhere you go. I love the ways in which upper grade students mentor children in lower grades. Academics are challenging and children can start working with the AG teacher as early as kindergarten. My children find the "active learning" modules to be very engaging and it eliminates my concerns about teaching for test scores. The performing arts and PE programs are amazing; however visual art is disappointing particularly for a magnet school. (And parents here care very much about that.) All in all though Conn is a gem and I very enthusiastically support it. The teachers administrators and staff genuinely care about students' academic and social development and we don't think we'd find a better environment for our children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Why this school is rated 3 out of 10 I have NO idea. I absolutely LOVE this school. My kids LOVE this school! The teachers and staff are phenomenal. They truly take interest in the kids and are very interactive. I absolutely adore the principal assistant principal custodians everyone. I have never been so delighted by an elementary school. A variety of learning styles are supported and each child may learn differently but they find each child's learning style and build upon it. I could go on and on for days about this school. Lots of parental involvement. I have yet to find one negative thing about this school. Onsite beforecare and aftercare programs are very organized. Drama dance gymnastics tap dancing you name it. They have a variety of programs for the children. I have no concerns about safety disciplinary issues etc.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our kindergartner adores this school. The principal is large and in charge and the teachers seem to do a great job of managing their kids their work and their days. People see our kid for who he is and what he can do and needs. So far color us delighted.

  • (4 years ago)

    Conn is an all incluseve active learning school. Teaching with hands on activities and use of technology. Children are supported in their learning style as each student reaches their goals. It is awesome and children love attending.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dedicated staff that makes learning fun!

  • (4 years ago)

    great teachers. great parents. quiet hallways! well behaved courteous children.

  • (4 years ago)

    The modules and focus based learning is fantastic for children with different learning skills. The principal and teachers are well educated and professional.

  • (4 years ago)

    We were very disappointed with the staff and principal at this school and how they are trained to deal with conflict resolution.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and great administration ~~ everyone cares about the children. What is in the best interest of kids is always a priority. The principal personally greets students by name on a regular basis in the morning and throughout the day. Wonderful magnet that offers choice of special electives for the arts hands-on experiences daily in the form of modules and a technology component to the standard curriculum. Love this school !

  • (6 years ago)

    We have two children K and 2nd and we could not be happier with Conn. Teachers and principals that care wonderful community feel among the parents and a broad variety of offerings. I wish elementary school was this fun when I was there. Don't believe the under-performing ratings for No Child Left Behind--- Conn's rating in that system shows that it's a has nothing to do with school quality.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are a magnet placement and am glad we made the decision to attend Conn. The travel to and from the school is well worth it. My daughter loves her teachers and classmates. The principal is out in carpool every day and knows all the students. There are a lot of activities in class for the students along with dance PE art drama music spanish computer lab and explorers (AG specials). My daughter thrives with all the activity.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have 2 thriving children attending Conn. Our 4th grade student participates in the AG program and is challenged as well as intrinsically rewarded. The Conn Family (Teachers & Staff and Parents)is amazing. The Children have a true sense of pride in their school. Although Conn is a Public School many Christian Oriented Philosophies are witnessed and exhibited within the Conn Family. We love Conn!

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