How your children's teachers rate their schools could surprise you.
As noted in today's article, some schools got scalding evaluations on the N.C. Teacher Working Conditions Survey. How comfortable would you be if you knew that a majority of the teachers at your child's school didn't think it was a good place to teach and learn?
Can you guess which Wake school had the highest percentage of teachers who say they plan to continue teaching there in the next two years?
The answer is Vance Elementary School, where 86.1 percent of the responses were yes on that question. Vance is followed by Mt. Vernon at 85.7 percent and Wiley Elementary at 84.8 percent.
Excluding Project Enlightenment because it only has two teachers, the lowest answers on the question were 27.5 percent at Knightdale Elementary, 27.6 percent at Moore Square Middle and 29.1 at Holly Ridge Elementary.
If you may remember, Knightdale Elementary Principal Michael Williams was suspended with pay this summer and reassigned to Wakefield High as an assistant principal. The rest of the survey results for Knightdale Elementary also weren't pretty.
Williams declined comment on the survey story.
There's been talk on the blog about teachers wanting to bail out of the converted year-round schools. Of the 22 converted schools, 14 had higher than the district average of 62 percent who plan to stay where they're at over the next two years.
All the surveys, taken in March ad April, were done anonymously.
Click here to view the Wake spreadsheet ranking schools on that question. It's here because the online database we put together doesn't include that question.