Students enrolled 1226
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School leader Ernest Saxton III
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District Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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7242 Highland Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269

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(980) 343-1065
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5 stars
Based on 21 ratings

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September 09, 2014
This school used to be a great school, but it just isn't that way anymore. Teachers are unhappy; parents are unhappy; I guess students like it okay, but it's just not what I signed on for. My 5th grader will be moving on next year and let me just say, it can't happen soon enough. It's no surprise so many teachers left last year and mass exit of students to charters also.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2014
Great staff and the PTA is very active at the school. So far the new principal has showed tremendous leadership.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
This school is a really great place to be. We walk to school and the teachers are fantastic. It's big (too big in my opinion), but it's a public school and it seems no one can be turned away. I am sending my third child to kindergarten this year and am confident he'll be prepared for future learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
We moved here a year and a half ago from Las Vegas, NV and I was very nervous about moving my (then) third grader to a new school. However, I consider myself blessed to have found this amazing community school! From the Principal and his staff, to the teachers and the parents, this school is top notch! I would not hesitate one bit to recommend this school to a newcomer!

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
We love this school! As big as it is, both of my children are well cared for and challenged academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2010
Wonderful caring teachers and students who truly enjoy school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
Highland Creek is top notch. Every child is treated fairly and equitably. Discipline is handled in a calm but firm manner and volunteerism in the class room, clearly demonstrates the partnership between school and home, teacher and parent. I came form another school and the atmosphere between the two schools is almost night and day. It's a fun place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
Teachers and parents get along well communicating and as well has been tremendous impact and change for my kids education.i sure think it is the best school in the region.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
We have the greatest staff!! The principal is great and you can feel and see the dedication to the students!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers are very dedicated and tons of parent involvement. We are all truely here for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Has some great teachers, specially un kindergarten, the grounds are beautiful, a lot of parent involvement, many activities.......I love it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I am a grandparent and have seen my 2 granddaughters thrive at this school. The teachers are exceptional and dedicated, the principal is great, they are organized and have the right amount of dicipline and love for their kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Teachers are awesome, administration is great. Nice local school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
It is Great!!! Great teachers, curriculum, activities, kids are care for and instructed in a loving way, but also being supervised and reminded about respect, obidience, discipline, determination, responsibility and dedication. Thus they can achieve their goals and be the very best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Highland Creek has a very dedicated staff, involved and supportive parents who are active participants in their children's education, and most importantly, the most wonderful group of students anyone could hope for!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Highland Creek has a very devoted staff. They are committed to ensuring that these kids get the best education they can. The school also offers many additional activities like chorus, recorder club etc.....which help the kids get more involved in their school. This builds a good foundation for later years promoting school spirit and community service. In addition they have fun activities that benefit the school and the children such as the movie night!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Because my nephew attends this school and he loves it!! He is 6yrs. old.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love Highland Creek because it is a fantastic place to not only work but it is filled with fantastic students and parents! I think that our school provides excellent educational opportunities for our students. We challenge not only our students but ourselves to impact learning and be the best we can be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
This school is located in a great community and has lot of dedicated teachers. They have lot of activities for the kids. School has an excellent atmosphere for learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers are very dedicated and tons of parent involvement. We are all truely here for the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I love this school because it is a great school for learning and it is a very safe environment for my son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I love this school and proud my grandson can attend there!!!!Glad he has such a caring teacher,helps him love going every day.

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2010
I love Highland Creek Elementary! I feel the school is very inviting. I love the teachers and staff. I feel my child is safe and happy in his learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2009
Fabulous school and great teachers and administrators!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
HCES has the best teachers and afterschool leaders in the world. They are caring and nurturing to all children. HCES also has the best 1st grade parents around! We Rock!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
The teachers are great with our students. They actually take the time to make sure that our children are learning. The school is always clean and organized. They have great standards for keeping our children safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
This is my first year at Highland Creek,and I love the caring, supporting nature of the administration and staff. Also the parents of my students take an active role in their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
We have a very involved PTA and supportive parents. Teachers and administrators cannot do it alone...and at HCES they have help!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I love the elementary school and it's teachers. My family and I move to Highland Creek this year and are having a great experience. The school is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Great School with caring teachers and staff! We love HCE!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
It's a neighborhood school. It's important for children to be with children from their own community. I think the staff is dedicated to the growth and development of our children and give 110% to helping our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
I love that it is a true neighborhood school where kids walk to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
My kids love going to school everyday. Their teachers make learning so worthwhile. I feel that my children are very save having a schol in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
I love my children attending such a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
We are so lucky to have a school in our neighborhood! And even luckier because it is so great. The teachers and staff are the best. Our family has been part of HCE since it opened and have loved every year of it!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
What's not to love about Highland Creek? The teachers are amazing, and our kids come home every day excited about learning! There are tons of opportunities for both the kids and their families to be involved in both the school and its community.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
We have the greatest support staff and academic teachers in the nation

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
I love Highland Creek Elementary because the teachers and staff are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Two of the best kids I know go to this school and love the activities that they provide -- such as chorus and this fall's fun run! These two students have also loved their teachers the three years that they've been there. One of them even uses the teacher's name when she plays school. They also brag about how great the principle is and how cool she is -- she plays the drums, you know! Goooo Highland Creek!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
The energy of the teachers and the quality instruction that reaches all of our students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2009
The teachers and faculty are great! We have such wonderful family involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
We have the best set of teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
The teachers are all so great with the kids. They are always striving to do better and help more. Each year I am given more and more reason's to really love the school my kids attend. I am never worried or stressed when they are in school. I know they are safe and taken good care of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
Superior teachers and teaching methodoligy. Clean and Secure. The school works with parents exceptionally well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
Our school gives students and parents a sense of community, communication is A+ and we have the best teachers, they are involved and proud of their roll on our children's life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
Highland Creek Elementary School promotes the academic growth, development, and success of my daugther and all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
The children who attend highland creek are an asset to the community. This is one of the best schools in a community and the feeling of being apart of A village to raise a child is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
Because students, teachers, and family are so involved and dedicated to success of the school and students, and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
Highland Creek such an amazing elementary school. Very student/parent oriented 'all' about learning, goals and success! Totally Awesome!!! Mrs. Boulton

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Highland Creek is a great neighborhood school! I'm happy to do all I can to help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
It is just a great school, and the teachers are impeccable....

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
First year at school and my son use to go there for his big brother. histeacher is so nice and patient.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Great participation on behalf of the staff and community!!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
Because of the principal and teachers and parents and everybody's involvement and most of they do above and beyond of what is expected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Our school has a lot of HEART. All the teachers are fabulous and all our parents are crazy involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The teachers and the PTA are the greatest in history!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
H.Creek has a great community as a whole; The Principle(s) are very involved as are the teachers and supporting staff. Each person there knows each child by name and that makes for a fun and loving environment for our kid to be comfortable to go each day to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
GREAT teachers, administrators and students. A wonderful place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Fantastic school. Caring and nurturing staff. My kids love going there are get excited to learn. Parental involvement welcomes and encouraged. They know how to make learning fun and exciting.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Teachers are wonderful with the students and my son comes home everyday looking forward to the next.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
HCES is a very community oriented school with a very active PTA. Parent and teachers truly work side by side. There is a geniune concern for the well being of our children. This school ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
This school has a great staff and involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love that Highland Creek Elementary has exceptional teachers, staff and administrators. If you walk through the halls you will be welcomed by anyone on any day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The teachers and staff are exceptionally dedicated to raising great students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
My daughter is in 4th grade and all her teachers have been wonderful. It's a great community school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
My daughters love HCES! They love the teachers, the students, and the fact that HCES has access to so many resources, such as a computerized media center and an arts and music program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Highland Creek is the best! My son totally loves school and all of his teachers have been wonderful. The parents and teachers have such a wonderful relationship. At HCE you experience the true sense of community and support. The teachers are great and the principal runs a smooth operation that makes all feel a part of the success. I could not imagine being at any other school in Charlotte. Go Hurricanes!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
We are constantly striving for the highest level of student achievement.

- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2009
I have never seen a school that is so loved by a community, it's teachers and students. Highland Creek is truly a 'neighborhood' school. Everyone helps, everyone cares and works together to succeed. This is truly a model school. The children are well behaved and excited to learn. The teachers are kind, thoughtful and dedicated. Parents are always encouraged to get involved. As a unit, we work together, go that extra mile and success is our reward. There is a pride about being there that is infectious.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2009
The staff is very caring and great to work with . The students are eager to learn and very respectful.The parents are helpful and willing to volunteer with a minutes notice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The staff and administration are wonderful. Its a terrific learning environment with the greatest kids!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Highland Creek Elementary is a lovely community school. It is not even a mile from our front door. My kids and I love to walk or ride our bikes to school. We feel safe at Highland Creek Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
HCE provides appropriate challenges for my grandson who is above average in all academic areas.

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2009
We've been at Highland Creek since it opened and couldn't be happier. The teachers are wonderful!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
The principal, Dr. Ann Nivins, is a phenomenal leader. The teachers are all good and the reading and math scores are among the highest in the area. If Dr. Nivins can run a school like she does, even with the budget cuts laid down, then I want her around for a long, long time. The parents provide fantastic support to the school and are very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
Because my child goes there and he is doing a wonderful job in this learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
My son goes to 2nd grade. The teachers are really committed & do an awesome job. The principal is very proactive & always in communication. We were concerned couple of years ago when we started but are so happy now.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
My son goes grade 1. This is one of the best school in Charlotte. School teachers keep the kids busy and kids become very competitive, some thing all parents like.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
Highland Creek has everything that you could want in an elementary school. It's a community school with great parental support and school spirit. Both my sons have had teachers that are very dedicated. The teachers, administrators and the support staff at Highland Creek routinely go above and beyond what is expected to help my sons and their classmates reach their highest potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2007
My son finished his kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. I am very happy with the school and their methodology of teaching. The homework given to my son in kindergarten is a step by step approcah building strong basics and good personality. I see a very good improvement in my son over the year and he loves his school

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 21, 2007
I have a daughter starting 1st grade. My concern is the number of mobile units added this past year. I do not want my child spending multiple years of her elementary education in a mobile classroom.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2007
Love the principal from what I can tell, but there are some teachers in the 1st grade level who are not up to par. My daughter got a better education in kindergarten at Blythe. I can only keep my fingers crossed for 2nd grade that she gets assigned a decent teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
Highland Creek is a great school that has got off to an excellent start. Parent involvement is huge. The staff seem very dedicated to the students and the principal is excellent. Both my sons are very happy here.

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Highland Creek Elementary
7242 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC  28269
(980) 343-1065
Last modified Highland Creek Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Highland Creek Elementary Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 86 reviews.