• School Profile

    Welcome to East Garner Elementary!  Our school is truly focused on the learning and teaching process.  Our Staff and Faculty have high expectations for student academic performance and have the reputation for going above and beyond to promote the overall student success. There is a strong focus on personal conduct in order to harness the leadership potential of every student.


    Students are actively engaged in a 21st century learning environment. Teachers plan and implement meaningful learning activities to engage and support students in develop a love of learning.  Students are provided with multiple opportunities to practice and master the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to be successful in our fast paced society.


    Administration and staff believe that parents and community members play a vital role in student success. The Parent Teacher Association is extremely dedicated and active at EGES.  The PTA hosts special events such as the Fall Festival, our Book Fair, a Chili Cook Off and more!  All of these activities are a wonderful way for families to spend time together and support the development of a strong school community. We welcome and encourage all parents to become involved in their child's education by joining our PTA and by volunteering.


    East Garner follows Common Core Standards and uses the recommended materials and resources from WCPSS.  Our focus on increasing student achievement has allowed us to develop and implement a direct and explicit learning time focused on meeting the needs of each student called Team Time. This dedicated time for learning and teaching allows for differentiated instruction to enrich or remediate students based on academic needs.


    We invite you to visit our website and tour our school to see why East Garner Explorer students follow their MAPS down the path to success!

    What you Need to Know:


    About East Garner ES

    East Garner Elementary School was built in 2007.  EGES is on a modified calendar school that has approximately 530 students in grades preK-5. It is located near the heart of the town of Garner.

    The school is less than a block away from East Garner Magnet Middle school and sits back from Jones Sausage Road.  It’s a convenient mile to the 440 beltline exit.  The curriculum at East Garner emphasizes focused lessons that are aligned to the North Carolina Common Core. A focus on the 4 C’s: collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking is embedded into instructional learning activities.  

    Bell Schedule

    Arrival Doors open at 8:45 a.m. &  School begins at 9:15 a.m.

    The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. when students enter the building and must go directly to the cafeteria or their classroom, where preparation for the day and school work is begun at this time. A child is considered tardy if he/she is not in the classroom by 9:15 am.

    Parents should not plan to drop off students or arrive at school earlier than 8:45 a.m., unless they are enrolled in the Early Morning Care Program or scheduled school activities.



    The end of the school day is at 3:45 p.m. When children are dismissed to go to carpool, van, or bus areas. Students must be picked up promptly at dismissal.


    Please write a note to your child's classroom teacher indicating the reason for your child's absence upon his/her return. When a student arrives late, you are asked to sign him/her in at the front office. Your son/daughter who has reported to the office will be given a "slip" to give to the classroom teacher.

    Parents are encouraged to call the school between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. if the child is to be out that day or will be arriving later, or send such information in writing by a brother or sister to turn into the office. If your student is absent from school, you will receive an automated phone call from WCPSS.

    Inclement Weather

    When inclement weather appears to threaten the safety of transporting students, a decision may be made to close school, to delay the school opening time, or to release students from classes earlier than usual. When such conditions appear, tune to a local radio or television station. Telephone lines must be kept open for receiving calls giving special instructions or up-to-date weather information.


          Please follow the link below to WCPSS School Medication policy.
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