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Leesville Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of Leesville Road Elementary is Mr Ari Cohen, whose e-mail is acohen@wcpss.net. 915 students go to Leesville Road Elementary and identify primarily as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the 915 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Leesville Road Elementary is 15:1. Hilburn Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 49%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 24%
Hispanic 10% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 0% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff at this school is extremely unfriendly. The 2 members of the staff who stand outside every morning and direct the flow of traffic are the most rudest miserable women that I have encountered with. Being they are the "greeters" of all the drop offs you would expect smiles waves and friendly "hello's or "good mornings". This has not been the case all year. Don't even bother complaining to the staff. They are just as miserable and easily get annoyed because according to them there is only 2 of them who work in the office and also aid as the nurse! The school would be a much brighter place if the staff would lighten up and remember they work for our children. If they are so miserable with the parents and students maybe they should reconsider working at the school. SMILE ladies!! Friendly enviornment please! This is an elementary school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so glad my son was able to go to this school. We love it here at Leesville and it is much better than Sycamore. Admin staff and teachers are so warm and caring of the students and parents. Very friendly and the teachers care about every student learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    I just got notified that my children have been assigned to Leesville. I am sooo glad. I know from my neighbors that Leesville is far ahead of the new stem schools because they offer courses to challenge their students. The principal is all about the bright child. She has instituted many programs to provide an educational environment that addresses this child's needs. This is the best school in Wake County.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a seven year old who will be in the 2nd grade this fall. I am hoping beyond hope that this new teacher will be more pleasant and child oriented than her first grade teacher. Her 1st grade teacher seemed unconcerned cold and more concerned with children not speaking than in anything they may have to say.I went to lunch several times with my granddaughter and almost had to trip her each time to get her to speak to me or acknowledge my existence. The lax behavior tolerated at school was difficult at best to undo at home. They need more involved caring teachers who care about the children's future's instead of just collecting a paycheck and dreading their jobs. Believe me it shows up in all sorts of ways loud and clear. Keeping fingers crossed and eyes open for the coming year.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a 1st grader and a kindergartner going to this school. Thus far it's been a great experience. Both the teachers are wonderful and are focused on teaching and challenging their students. I have seen such an improvement in my children's math and reading skills over the past year. Also my children are a little shy so their teachers gave them opportunities to be bold and I see the change in their social skills. The parent involvement is great and I would really recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Leesville Elementary is the best school In WCPSS. I am amazed at what my child has learned this year. He is in Kindergarten and did not know how to read. He is now reading 2nd grade books. Aside from gaining this knowledge he loves school. He cries when he has to come home. This school is all about the children. The love compassion and caring that my child receives cannot be compared to any other school. The new Problem -Based Lab started by the principal is an added bonus. It taps into the higher ability child. I am thrilled to be part of the Leesville Family.

  • (3 years ago)

    Leesville Elementary School has a safe learning environment and a challenging curriculum. My children are challenged to extend their thinking skills. The staff is dedicated and the principal is such an asset to the school with her many experiences of an educator. She loves the children. We are fortunate to be part of this learning family.

  • (4 years ago)

    Worst school in history they do not back there terachers or subs at all. Very rude people! I will never send my kids there or even recommend them what so ever. Subs beware They set you up to fail. I seen one person let go for something that they did not warn the sub about. Just saying be careful!

  • (6 years ago)

    Leesville has been a disappointment for my son. I have found that his teacher is tired and not motivational for the students. We have found that homework is inconsistent and it is given periodically once or twice a week to none at all. The teachers assistant is very good but the teacher is not positive with the students and this has become a problem with keeping the children motivated. The school that my son attended previously taught spelling but in his class now there is no focus on spelling and when I asked about this it was stated that speeling will come from reading comprehension. I do not doubt the abilities of all of the leesville teachers - but what I am disappointed with is the ability of my son's teacher to motivate the students and teach them the lifelong pleasure of learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a substitute teacher and normally don't work at this school- but for two days I was a substitute teacher assistant in the autistic program they have there. It's a great program. The teachers and their assistants are patient no matter what and though the students were varied in their abilities they were all learning something new. The ratio of kids to adults in the class I was in was 5 to 3.

  • (7 years ago)

    Leesville has been a great school for my kids especially my special needs son. I have been very pleased with the AU program.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school and a great principal who is unfortunately retiring in November. Parent involvement is great; activities and programs are very strong. In my opinion year-round conversion will be a tremendous benefit to this school. In 2006-2007 my first-grade daughter ate lunch at 10 10 in the morning. Classes met on the stage in the gym in what was supposed to be the music room and other spaces that should have been common spaces. With fewer kids in school at a time the cafeteria media center gym and other common areas will be far less overloaded.

  • (7 years ago)

    I found the teachers at Leesville to be very caring and excepting. My daughter was very shy when she transferred to Leesville and they encouraged her and gave her a new level of self confidence. My daughter really enjoyed school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is excellent (its borderline '9' could easily be a '10'). The Principal (Mr. Gainor) is stellar but unfortunately leaving next Fall the teachers are all top-notch and parental involvement is very strong. It'd be perfect were it not forced to go year round this year (and not part of WCPSS and its bureaucrats/weak Board).

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is by far the nicest and most academically advanced in Wake Co. I taught at Private school in N. Raleigh and found the academics at Leesville to be higher and the children were all testing HIGHER! The teachers are outstanding along with the principal! The parent participation and involvement is like none I have ever experienced befor! OUTSTANDING!!! The scores are above average and the AG program is also outstanding!

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