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Walter L Parsley Elementary10

Wilmington, NC | New Hanover County

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February 25, 2015


There are some good teachers at Parsley Elementary school, but maybe one per grade. You will be lucky if you child goes to that class. Otherwise, you are stuck with poorly trained teachers, whose only concern is preparing for the test, guess how?... through more testing! The instruction starts and finishes with the order: "Here is a worksheet, do it!" No wonder, these teachers fail. They then turn their madness on the students! Teacher attrition (those who leaving school) is high because they do not fit this culture of constant testing and non-existent instruction. You do not want your children to be caught in this vicious circle! Families continue relocate into this school boundaries: parents are lured by the test scores of the past when the classes were small and the teachers used to do instruction. But this is all in the past. Check the recent test scores to see how the cohorts of students are so behind in their test performance. The group that used to perform above the test average has shrunken to a negligible percent, and the below average and failing groups are on the rise. Check the current scores, talk to parents and then decide whether you want to move in here...

Submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013


Parsley is a close-knit community with many parents walking their children to school. I love that students greet other students every morning!

Submitted by a parent

October 10, 2010


It is a great school where teachers, administration and parents all work together to do their best for the students.

Submitted by a parent

February 26, 2010


Moved her 2 years ago from the Northeast. My kids were in private schools up there. I can honestly say that the education they have received at Parsley is superior. The school is a safe, welcoming place. The teachers, parents and students are wonderful. My kids love Parsley!

Submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009


Great school! The entire school (parents included) work so hard to give our kids a great environment to learn and grow!

Submitted by a parent

April 11, 2007


I love this school. I have 2 children at Parsley and the teachers are wonderful. The parents are sooooo involved. My only concern is that the principle is a hard to talk too and not easily approachable. Other than that the school gets 5 stars.....

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