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Combs Elementary
Leadership , STEM Schools Collaborative Network
 Calendar: Traditional


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, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Muriel T. Summers

Grades - k - 5

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

Instructional Calendar

Combs 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:    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.


Contact

Phone - (919) 233-4300

Fax - (919) 233-4042

Website - http://combses.wcpss.net

Location

Address - 2001 Lorimer Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

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Description

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.






Curriculum: Leadership

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: 8:51 AM, Thu, Nov 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.

Can't find your bus stop?: If you cannot find your child's bus stop, please fill out our customer support form to report a missing bus stop.

This route information last updated: 8:51 AM, Thu, Nov 20, 2014.

Morning Routes

COMBS RUN 1 (ORANGE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:42 am

2617 TRAILWOOD HILLS DR

BLISS ST & LINEBERRY DR

NESFIELD PL & THISTLEDOWN DR

TANAGER ST & TRAILWOOD DR

900 TRAILWOOD DR

2717 AVENT FERRY RD ,27606

CHAPPELL DR & BROADWELL DR

AVENT FERRY RD & BRIGADOON DR (DOORSIDE)

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01 am

COMBS RUN 2 (RED)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:29 am

ATHENS DR & BOUREE CIR

BARRINGER DR & WESTPINE CT

BLUEBIRD CT & JONES FRANKLIN RD

BASHFORD RD & SUPREME DR

DEBOY ST & SCHAUB DR

4207 WESTERN BLVD

LIGON ST & ATWATER ST

CHANEY RD & WESTERN BLVD

KENT RD & NEELEY ST

CYANNE CIR & KENT RD

LORIMER RD & WOODLINKS DR

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01 am

COMBS RUN 3 (YELLOW)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:42 am

705 CENTENNIAL PKWY

MARCOM ST & STOVALL DR

GORMAN ST & LUPTON CIR

CREST RD & CONIFER DR

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     07:55 am

COMBS RUN 4 (BLUE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:39 am

GORMAN ST & SHIRE LN (DOORSIDE)

LAKE DAM RD & WALNUT CREEK PKWY

AVENT FERRY RD ,27606 & LAKEVIEW

AVENT HILL & LAKE DAM RD

AVENT FERRY RD & CRABB ORCHARD DR

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01 am

COMBS RUN 5 (PURPLE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:44 am

ATHENS DR & SMITHDALE DR

ATHENS HS

1601 PINEVIEW DR ,27606

GORMAN ST & KINGS CT (DOORSIDE)

KAPLAN DR & BURGESS CT

KAPLAN DR & TREXLER CT

GORMAN ST & OCTAVIA ST (DOORSIDE)

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01 am

COMBS RUN 6 (PINK) - EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:35 am

LAURA DUNCAN RD (APEX COMM CTR - EXPRESS)

SWIFT CREEK ES - EXPRESS

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01 am

COMBS RUN 7 (GREEN)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:39 am

GORMAN ST & JACKSON ST

ATWATER ST & WOODS PL

METHOD RD & STEDMAN DR

METHOD RD & JACKSON ST

JACKSON ST & WHITMORE DR

CLANTON ST & SHERMAN AVE

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     07:50 am

COMBS RUN 8 (GREY) - EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:30 am

FOOD LION PRKG LOT (KILDAIRE FARM RD & MAYNARD RD) - EXPRES

REEDYCREEK MS - EXPRESS

4500 WESTERN BLVD (K-MART PRKG LOT - EXPRESS)

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01 am

Afternoon Routes

COMBS RUN 1 (ORANGE) COMMUTER-EXPRESS)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:15 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:15 pm

2717 AVENT FERRY RD ,27606

CHAPPELL DR & BROADWELL DR

AVENT FERRY RD & BRIGADOON DR (DOORSIDE)

900 TRAILWOOD DR

TANAGER ST & TRAILWOOD DR

BLISS ST & LINEBERRY DR

2617 TRAILWOOD HILLS DR

COMBS RUN 2 (RED)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:10 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:10 pm

LORIMER RD & WOODLINKS DR

ATHENS DR & BOUREE CIR

BARRINGER DR & WESTPINE CT

BLUEBIRD CT & JONES FRANKLIN RD

BASHFORD RD & SUPREME DR

DEBOY ST & SCHAUB DR

4207 WESTERN BLVD

LIGON ST & ATWATER ST

CHANEY RD & WESTERN BLVD

KENT RD & NEELEY ST

CYANNE CIR & KENT RD

COMBS RUN 3 (YELLOW)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:10 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:10 pm

CREST RD & CONIFER DR

GORMAN ST & LUPTON CIR

MARCOM ST & STOVALL DR

705 CENTENNIAL PKWY

COMBS RUN 4 (BLUE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:15 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:15 pm

AVENT FERRY RD & CRABB ORCHARD DR

LAKE DAM RD & WALNUT CREEK PKWY

GORMAN ST & SHIRE LN (DOORSIDE)

AVENT FERRY RD ,27606 & LAKEVIEW

AVENT HILL & LAKE DAM RD

COMBS RUN 5 (PURPLE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:15 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:15 pm

KAPLAN DR & BURGESS CT

KAPLAN DR & TREXLER CT

GORMAN ST & OCTAVIA ST (DOORSIDE)

GORMAN ST & KINGS CT (DOORSIDE)

1601 PINEVIEW DR ,27606

ATHENS HS

ATHENS DR & ATHENA WOODS LN

ATHENS DR & SMITHDALE DR

KAPLAN DR & RAVEL ST

COMBS RUN 6 (PINK) - EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:30 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:30 pm

SWIFT CREEK ES - EXPRESS

LAURA DUNCAN RD (APEX COMM CTR - EXPRESS)

COMBS RUN 7 (GREEN)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:10 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:10 pm

CLANTON ST & SHERMAN AVE

JACKSON ST & WHITMORE DR

METHOD RD & JACKSON ST

METHOD RD & STEDMAN DR

ATWATER ST & WOODS PL

GORMAN ST & JACKSON ST

COMBS RUN 8 (GREY)- EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:15 pm

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     3:15 pm

4500 WESTERN BLVD (K-MART PRKG LOT - EXPRESS)

REEDYCREEK MS - EXPRESS

FOOD LION PRKG LOT (KILDAIRE FARM RD & MAYNARD RD) - EXPRES