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Colfax Elementary School8

Colfax, NC | Guilford County

June 1, 2014


The teachers and staff at Colfax truly care about our children. Everyone has high expectations for academics as well as behavior. Children are challenged to reach their highest potential, regardless of their ability. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. Many fun student-centered activities round out this wonderful school.

Submitted by a parent

March 31, 2014


Good school and for the most part good teachers. I give two thumbs up on the principle Mrs. Thigpen, she seems very involved with the students and was very involved when we had an issue with bullying. Education is top knotch, but agree with other reviews. If your student is struggling he or she will be left behind. The teachers tend to worry more about test scores than the students and their learning needs. Somethings gotta give. This is the only reason I gave it 3 stars. Overall a decent school and good diversity.

Submitted by a parent

June 1, 2012


My son struggled at the school he was assigned to in Kindergarten. The school did not provide any support to help resolve the issues. I transferred him to Colfax in first grade and have been extremely impressed with the school's help in getting my son up to grade level. They have provided so much support for his educational and behavioral growth that he has become an A-B honor roll student!! I can't say enough good things about this school and their staff. Thank you!

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2011


I agree with other parents that 1) my kid is not learning at this school 2) the teacher is not helping and 3) there are bullying in the school. We tried many times to make the principal aware of the situation but nothing has been done. One of the parent thinks other schools are "boosting up" their scores. The nearby schools Summerfield, EP Pearch, Northwest are all great schools and emphasis on learning. They score high because they are good schools. This school is a little better than some of the inner city schools but I can't see why it can be a great preparation for NW middle and high.

Submitted by a parent

March 16, 2011


Great school! Many other schools in the area put so much pressure on the kids to perform well on tests to inflate scores like these posted here, but this school offers so much more. It is a great preparation for NW middle and high.

Submitted by a parent

February 25, 2010


This year is my childs second year, last year was awful, my child fell behind and the teacher was of no help. I think she just ignored. This year the teacher is somewhat better but my child is not learning and they are not helping.

Submitted by a parent

February 11, 2010


So far this year at colfax has not been that great my child was a average student and now he regressing and not making any progress. I do not think we have been treated well and no help has been given to improve my childs education. My child has to been bullied and nothing was done about it.

Submitted by a parent

January 26, 2010


This school is not the school for you if child struggles. We have two studnets here. One has trouble the other does not. The one that does not have trouble gets along famously and is treated as a smart student. The other is not treated well at all even though he is os average intellegence he istreated as if he is the probelm and there is no behavior issue.student. The staff has done little to help him and his teachers do not seem to care at all.

Submitted by a parent

January 7, 2010


Colfax Elementary is a great school. My child has grown tremendously since attending Colfax. It is nice to know that the administrators are approachable and help to be sure a good fit is made for the students.

Submitted by a parent

March 12, 2009


My daughter had a tough time at this school. She was bullied by other kids. We transfered her to another class and it was worse. The principle doesn't help at all. My kid's homework wasn't graded. We requested teacher conference but never got a reply.

Submitted by a parent

August 17, 2008


We were previously at Southwest Elementary and although my son had a fine year there. We definitely prefer and enjoy Colfax Elementary more. It is a smaller school and seems very well run. The teachers really put their hearts into teaching our children... I love all the parent involvement at Colfax as well. I would recommend Colfax Elementary to anyone moving to the area. It is a phenomenal school that really cares about the children....

Submitted by a parent

August 12, 2008


So far i have not had a great experience and nietherhave my children . Some of the teachers and staff are rude to me ,i hope it does nt have any thing to do with my race .This is the second year we,ve felt this way.

Submitted by a parent

July 11, 2007


My daughter has been attending Colfax for 2 years. I have found the staff and teachers to be a wonderful group who are willing to work together to create an enriching and rewarding atmosphere for learning. There are several programs geared toward every aspect of a child's growth and development. Where there's a need, it seems to be met and I feel the staff would be willing to work out new programs if a new need arises. I loved Colfax and the time my daughter has spent there. This year she started at the lowest reading level in her grade and now is at the highest; it is a testimony of not only my daughter's efforts but of her teacher's as well.

Submitted by a parent

April 30, 2007


I have had 2 students attend Colfax Elementary. Both had excellent experiences at the school. I found all of the staff to be supportive of concerns that I expressed regarding the progress my child was making. The teachers that I approached made modifications in their instruction to meet the learning styles of both of my children. Assignments were enriched or remediated based on the strengths and weaknesses of the instruction. Both of my children love school and Colfax. The parent involvement at Colfax is huge! There are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the school. Teachers continuously invite parents to attend or assist in special class activities.

Submitted by a parent

April 24, 2007


My children have been very happy at Colfax and the faculty are very in-tune with what is needed for the children.

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