8:45 Arrival & Carpool begins
9:10 A reminder bell rings
9:15 Instruction begins

3:45 Dismissal begins

Teresa Caswell, Principal
Benjamin Cline, Assistant Principal
Niko Schutte, Assistant Principal

11555 Green Level Church Road, Cary, NC 27519
(P) 919.544.2474
(F) 919.544.6545

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Alston Ridge Elementary School

Inclement Weather Make-up Days: Tracks 1, 2 & 4 will make up Monday, January 25th on Saturday, January 30th. Tracks 1, 2, & 3 will make up today, Friday January 22nd, on Saturday April 2nd. Make-up days are scheduled to be a shortened school day. Arrival begins at 8:45 AM. Dismissal begins at 12:45 PM. No breakfast or lunch is served on make-up days and students will not attend outdoor PE/recess or specials.

Alston Ridge Band: The Alston Ridge community after-school program will be performing its first Band Concert on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 PM in the media center. See the program's website for more information on the Alston Ridge Band.

Community After-School Programs: TGA Junior Golf (beginning in March and April) and Young Rembrandts Art Programs (beginning immediately) are currently enrolling students for their fee-based after-school programs. Programs are held on-site at Alston Ridge Elementary School.

Kingergarten Registration and Orientation: Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year can be completed Monday-Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office. See our flyer for more information, and the WCPSS Student Assignment website. Kindergarten Orientation will be May 4th, at 10 AM for last names A-L and at 1:30 PM for last names M-Z.

2016-17 Track Change Request Period: The track-change request period for the 2016-2017 school year will be from Monday, February 29th until Friday, March 4th for students who are currently enrolled on Tracks 1, 3 and 4. For students currently enrolled on Track 2, the track-change request period will be from Monday, March 7th until Friday, March 11th. Track change request forms will only be available in-person in the school's main office. There is no priority provided for track change requests based on time of submission or reason for request. The ability of the school to honor track change requests is limited to the space available on the requested track.

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WCPSS Progress Reports: Wake County has released progress reports for all schools for the 2014-2015 school year. We are proud of our students' outstanding achievement! See detailed report for Alston Ridge here.

Alston Ridge Afterschool Programming: A variety of community-based programs will begin offering fee-based afterschool programming for Alston Ridge students. Programs include the Alston Ridge Band, TGA Tennis and Golf, and Young Rembrandts Drawing Program. Information about registration is available on the program website.

School Tours: School tours are available each month for families interested in learning more about Alston Ridge. If you plan to come and tour the school please call to let our main office staff know to expect you! Tours will begin at 12 PM on the following dates: Wednesdays--02/10, 03/23, 04/13, 05/18, 06/08.

School Progress Reports: The NC Board of Education has released letter grades for the performance of all public schools in North Carolina. In order to help families and community members understand the data used to grade schools, Wake County Public Schools has developed school progress reports.


Through a nurturing culture of acceptance and excellence, Alston Ridge Elementary School will provide a relevant and rigorous education to inspire environmentally aware, well-rounded 21st Century learners.


Alston Ridge provides a respectful environment that empowers teachers' and students' passion for lifelong learning utilizing a variety of experiences such as teamwork, modeling, hands-on-learning, using technology, leadership and individual growth through differentiated instruction.


At Alston Ridge Elementary School we believe: