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Cary Elementary
Traditional  Calendar: Traditional

Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Rodney Stanton

Grades - k - 5

2014-15 School Schedule - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Instructional Calendar

Cary Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2014-15 Care Programs

Before School:  WCPSS

After School:    WCPSS

Contact the Cary Elementary directly for full information about its before- and after-school care programs. For general information about before- and after-school care programs across WCPSS, go here.


Phone - (919) 460-3455

Fax - (919) 460-3550

Website -


Address - 400 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511

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Cary Elementary School is a learning community focused on the success of every child. Commitment to academic excellence and personal growth for all children is a source of pride for students, parents and staff. Through collaboration and teamwork, we support and challenge our diverse population, engaging students with learning tools and opportunities that enable them to become 21st century learners and responsible citizens. Approximately 90% of Cary Elementary students consistently score at or above grade level.

Cary Elementary is located in the heart of downtown Cary neighboring the new Cary Cultural Arts Center, which we have the privilege of using twice each month. As the site of the first public school in North Carolina, we are rich in history and embrace and value our longstanding place in the Cary community. Those who visit Cary Elementary often comment on our warm and welcoming atmosphere, which we are proud to maintain for the benefit of our students, parents, visitors, and volunteers.

The Cary Elementary School family currently consists of about 510 K-5 students and 70 staff members. Class size averages are 20 students for primary classes and 24 students for 3rd -5th classes. Our students attend weekly "specials" that include Music, PE, Art, Technology, Media, and Discovery on a rotational basis. Field trips provide real life application of the curriculum as grade levels attend 2-3 trips each year that include 4th and 5th grade charter bus trips to Old Salem and Wilmington's aquarium and battleship.

At Cary Elementary we believe in setting expectations high for all students, while giving each child the individual support to meet their potential. We achieve this through leveling instruction and offering classroom groups and activities that provide extra support for struggling students and enrichment opportunities for students who need additional challenges. Integrating technology into instruction is a current focus. While budgets continue to be tight, we are proud that over the past 3 years we have added 25 interactive white boards (Promethean Boards) so every classroom has access. In addition to school wide wireless access and 4-6 desktop computers per classroom, each grade level team also has a technology cart that includes a document camera, digital camera, and Flip video camera. Teachers and students use this technology to make learning more fun, interactive, and applicable to the world around them.

Curriculum: Traditional

Traditional curriculum schools offer students high quality instruction, opportunities for advanced studies, creative exploration and extra-curricular activities in a nurturing educational setting. Some of the highest-performing schools in Wake County are traditional curriculum schools.

Bus route information for this school is currently unavailable.

Academic Highlights

Title I Reading and Math Support

One-to-one Reading Tutoring

"Team Time" Instructional Groupings to Provide Leveled Support - including enrichment

Extra-Curricular Highlights

Orchestra Club


Knitting Club

WCES Morning News Team

Running Club

National Spelling Bee Competition


Media Helpers

Cougar Club Tutoring

Art Helpers

5th Grade Community Service

PE Helpers

Book Stop - Students earn Book Bucks to shop for books