Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.
For information about Magnet Programs and how to apply for them, visit our online Magnet Programs Center.
Principal - Muriel T. Summers
Grades - k - 5
2014-15 School Schedule - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Combs Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:
Before School: WCPSS
After School: Check with school about third party providers
Contact the Combs 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) 233-4300
Fax - (919) 233-4042
Website - http://combses.wcpss.net
Address - 2001 Lorimer Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
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A B Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School is based on two core foundations - "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" based on Stephen R. Covey's best selling book and Baldridge practices based on Edward Demmings' work in the business world. The principles behind Covey create an environment that allows every individual to feel valued for their unique gifts and talents. By developing the WHOLE child - socially, emotionally, academincally, and ethically - the program fosters a climate of principle - centered and personal leadership.
Decisions based on data and research - from world-reknowned educators and within our building - keep us highly successful by all academic standards. Our teachers and administration have worked for over 5 years to create this model that balances keeping traditions alive with continuously re-evaluating ways to be more efficient and effective in teaching. This model is in alignment with practices and principles from the following: 7 Correlates of Successful Schools (Larry Lozottee), 55 Essentials (Ron Clark), Professional Learning Communities (Rick DuFour), Rigor and Relevance (William Daggett), Brain Research (Mel Levine), and Emotional Intelligence (Robert Cooper).
We live our mission statement everyday, "Developing Leaders One Child at a Time". Our school has procedures and events in place to ensure we reach our desired outcome - Data Notebooks, Social Etiquette Classes, Leadership Day Oral Presentations, Community Service Projects, Leader of the Week Program and Daily News Broadcasts. Please visit us to learn more about the unique components of our model.
In April 2006, AB Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School was awarded the Ronald P. Simpson Award by the Magnet Schools of America organization recognizing it as the top magnet school in the United States. The school's story is also featured in Dr. Covey's book on the 8th habit and the school has partnered with the Covey Organization to write a book on leadership development as it relates to elementary aged children.
The truth is that good leadership requires more than natural ability. With its emphasis on 21st century leadership and character development, students at the leadership magnet learn to communicate effectively, collaborate, make ethical decisions and motivate others. They show initiative and participate in service learning. See their mention in Stephen Covey's book The Leader in Me.
Important: Bus routes are subject to change based on actual student distribution, parent appeals, and other factors. The information here will be updated regularly, but updates may take several days to be reflected online. This route information last updated: 1:24 PM, Wed, Aug 20, 2014.
Stop times: Parents can anticipate a stop time based on the route start time, estimating 3 minutes between stops for neighborhood routes and 10 minutes for express routes. The exact stop time will vary during the first weeks of school. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.
Bus schedules: We urge parents to be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school. With students becoming familiar with this new routine, bus routes may take more time.
Faded Stops: Stops in faded text are on the route, but do not pick up or drop off students attending this school.
Questions?: Contact Transportation.
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This route information last updated: 1:24 PM, Wed, Aug 20, 2014.
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Federal AYP Results (Replaced by AMO)