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11530 Beatties Ford Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

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October 01, 2014
Hopewell High is a great school! With the addition of a new principal and strong, dedicated administrative staff, this school has made immense improvements in the past two years. I have two children currently at Hopewell, and we have experienced engaging, hard-working teachers who are passionate about teaching students! The adminstrative staff is quick to respond to requests and inquiries, and any issues have been resolved quickly! The sports and extracurricular activites are well supported, and the JROTC program is the best in the district (winning the Superindentant's Cup 7 years in a row!) Communication is a priority, and involvement is highly encouraged. They do a good job of proactively managing their points of challenge to ensure an overall good environment for their students each day. Every school is going to have challenges with kids who don't want to learn, and parents that don't support those efforts or get involved. However, Hopewell provides a GREAT learning environment for kids who CHOOSE to learn, and parents that DO provide support and involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
The administration at Hopewell are unprepared for the challenges of running a school. They are more concerned with what the community thinks of them than what they actually learned. Desperate to keep staff they higher teachers who rather not teach. I am not saying that the majority of the staff are wonderful educators. It is just that a few of the them ruin the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
one of Our sons went on to attend an ivyleague school from hopewell our sons Benefitted from a broad range of AP classes

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
great school with good teachers and staff classes are not overcrowded and teachers are loving and caring

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
great school with loving teachers and students classes are not overcrowded and students are safe

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I moved here from Southern California and would rate this school on par with the worst of LAUSD. The teachers are comfortable sharing their socio-economic and political beliefs. There is little in the way of education based extracurricular activies but a lot of emphasis on politically correct and special interest clubs. Fighting is constant and good students are lumped in with those who are indifferent, when it comes to almost everything. This school needs a new principal because this one doesn't engender the respect of anyone. My student will be attending another school next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
Hopewell has been our school for the past six years. My older son had a fantastic experience each of the four years. I could compare his experience with mine 30 years ago. However, when the boundaries were changed and more kids came in from Charlotte, the school became overcrowded and those coming from Charlotte most likely resented being bused so far. The biggest thing to remember about Hopewell is this: If you are a good student; well behaved; study and have good support from home, you will do very well and have a good chance at getting into a good college. However, if you are smart but not well directed and have transporation issues, you may get lost in the crowd. It takes a village, and even the best kid can get in serious trouble due to easy access to drugs and by hanging around with the 'wrong crowd'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Our school works together in ouit clubs and try to help out with the community, for example Habitat for Humanity.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 15, 2009
I agree Hopewell has academics, but what about the students that aren't meeting the academic goals through the eyes of CMS? There are some great teachers there, like at any other school, but those teachers need to step up to the plate and demand recognition and respect. Where's there trouble, you don't find out until it's too late. Overcrowding and discipline is a major concern and safety as well. You can't watch 2,589 students, so how can you weed out trouble?

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2009
I am a student at Hopewell and from my experience the school has a few issues. Academic wise, it is a very good school. They worry too much about the little things however, and don't focus on the bigger issues. It is overcrowded, but that does not usually distract us from learning. There may be a lot of kids, but if you just stay focused on how much time you have to get to your class, you should be perfectly fine.

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December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 11, 2008
My son is entering his senior year and he's had three fantastic years at Hopewell. He's learned a lot from teachers who truly care. I give it the highest rating possible.

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June 03, 2008
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April 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
I graduated from there in 2005, and I have 2 younger brothers who also attend. There were some really wonderful teachers there, but there are a lot who just do not care and simply let you do whatever you want. The school is overcrowded to say the least. You can hardly walk through the halls, and there is a trailer park outside for classrooms. There are way too many people, too few teachers who care about their job, and the enviroment is terrible.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2007
Horrible school. Administration is terrible. I am unrolling my student and he is going to be home schooled thats how bad it is. Mr. Coles is the worst he will not return any of my phone calls and the teachers dont keep in contact unless your student is in trouble or is about to be. Thats how this school works. Horrific if you ask me.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
This school is alright ......... no problems and many advanced classes. Biggest issue is over crowding. They should also consider a dress code of sorts.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
The teachers and principles are too worried about the little things instead of the overall problems. Academic wise the school is very good but the administrative aspect on the system is at best poor.

- submitted by a former student
July 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2007
I am a parent of a Hopwell High School student. We have been there for only one academic school year. I have to say that we were very impressed with the changes the previous principal, Ms. March had put into place. The improvements didn't start and stop with her, but filtered through out the entire school. I can not say the same for the present principal. My child is in honors classes and has done well, but there is a new unrest and lack of focus among the student population that was not there with Ms March. I hope and pray the 07-08 brings more cohesiveness and focus on all the children's education and future.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
The school has came along way with new changes that improved the students educational learning and also the students have a great support system to help them as they go on with their lives Hopewell sets a great foundation.

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May 29, 2007
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March 15, 2007
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November 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 18, 2006
Compared to other Charlotte-Mecklenberg schools Hopewell is one of the best as far a academics and behavior. My children have attended Vance, North Meck, and Hopewell and I definately like Hopewell the most. Over the last 2 years Ms. March has totally changed discipline at Hopewell. She's fair but demands good discipline. One caution -- if your children are not in honors or AP classes I would not attend any of the CMS high schools because of out of control students who don't want to learn. Hopewell has a beautiful facility kind of in the country but close to Charlotte, lakes, shopping. Good extra curricular activities. Something for every student if they choose to participate.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
My child went to Hopewell and almost every day there would be a fight. The academics were good along with the extra curricular activities. But I always worried for my childs safety when she went to this school.

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February 23, 2006
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December 18, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 02, 2005
Thank you CMS for changing the administration at Hopewell. As a parent I was extremely concerned for my child's safety and educational experience last year. This year and completely different. Thank you to Ms. Barefoot for finally getting my child motivated. She is not the only teacher who is demonstrating a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the classroom. I am so glad I gave it 'one more year.' We transferred from North Meck to Hopewell last year and now I am SO glad we did. Thank you Kendra March for taking what was a mediocre school and turning it into an amazing demonstration of what education should be!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2005
I have a senior at Hopewell this year (05-06) and i have seen drastice improvements over this year already. with the leadership of the new principal things seem to be looking up. teachers are actually teaching the kids, communication lies are open between parents, athletics are improving, and seniors have gotten privledges. my daughter actually doesnt hate going to school this year! its wonderfull and i can see it changing school spirit already! the only problem i can see with hopewell would be its over crownding (4 groups of mobil units), and the dicipline problems that are inevidable in a public school. however, hopewell has delt with the problems the best they could with a lot of security guards. Overall hopewell is improving in about 3 or 4 years i will be interested in seeing how wonderfull hopewell will be!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
I have 2 students at Hopewell - we transferred from a 'Christian' school - I can tell you this - all schools have problems. One of my daughters is in the interior design classes and will graduate with some great experierence that will help her in college. My other daughter is interested in a nursing degree and has started the program there - again she will have a great deal of knowledge and experience before she enters college. Yes, I am worried about the over crowding - some of the behavior of a small group of students - but I feel the school is on the right track with new administration etc., I also feel that parent involvement is a key ingredient to a successful school - not only in the home but in the school. Both of my teenagers have many wonderful opportunities that they can explore at Hopewell.

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August 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
I am currently a student a Hopewell, and I must say that the administration at this particular school is horid. I am enrolled in many of the upper level AP courses as well as honors courses, the teachers of these classes are exceptional and some of the best in the district. Do not believe anything you hear from the media because they have all the information wrong. I must admit that the security at the school has been elevated for the better. One of the main problems though with Hopewell is not the faculty, but the students. The administration is only half the problem the other half is students who have no interest in being in school nor contributing in any of the classes.

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2005
This is a very troubled school. My son is there because of the large number of computer courses they offer in their Academy program. I put him in Hopewell because I thought Berry, with the same High Tech program, was unsafe. Not only was Hopewell more dangerous and chaotic, but the technical program was a joke. This past year three new teachers - Healey, Schwartz, and Weir all changed that. If not for those three very gifted and enormously caring instructors coming to Hopewell my son and many other children would have stopped caring about computers. Spanish and Math is still a shambles but I must admit that they have turned their technology program completely around this past year (2004-2005). If your child's number one interst is computers then he has a chance there.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
I agree with all of the other comments regarding the principal's leadership style and apparent lack of involvement. My son is failing three classes, and nobody really seems to care. If you call the school, the line is always busy, and no one knows anything if you do get through. It's a very frustrating place if you need help. For the very self-motivated child, I'm sure it's better.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
We are withdrawing our child from this school. Overworked teachers. Too many students. Principal not around. Needs at least 2 more resource police officers. That poor officer needs help! There are too many unruly students. Students skipping classes. The drama goes on and on.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2004
As a current student at this school, I can tell you that your demographics are wrong. The school, built for 1500, has now exceeded the population with over 2300 students; raising class sizes to an all time high, and increasing the number of floating teachers. Good luck to your kids, I hope they can get a text book, seeing as how there are none for me.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2004
After a couple of visits to the school I find it hard to believe that the principle is not more involved with the teachers and enforcing discipline. There are a group of kids that get the attention and I am working even harder to make sure that my son gets a positive learning experience while in the copmany of the students in the unruly classes. Some teachers are not concerned about the students and merely there trying to make it through the day. Constant complaints have done nothing to resolve problems that any parent would have if they visited a couple of their childrens classes as I did.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2004
I will have to agree that the principal is not ever available. He has others below him that one has to speak with. If you are not happy with the response from that person, you will not get to see the principal. Too, I chose to remove my children and put them in private school. Unless your children are 'outstanding' academically you probably will have problems. The school has one type of student they like to focus on. Mine, unfortunately were not that type. Also, I am not certain who the resource officer is at that school now but the previous one form 2002 school year was on a 'power trip'. I personally would do anything in my power to get my child into North Meck. And yes, the smoking in the restrooms is a big problem.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2004
Absolutely horrible with dicipline and safety. We have students running around in the halls during class changes, during classes, and after school. Students are smoking in the bathrooms at almost any given moment during the day. There have been recent efforts to contain the problem through a program called 'TCU'. Basically, they lock up offending students in a secluded room for a period. Very much like ISS (In-School Suspension), but only for a period. I've been going to Hopewell for 3 years now, as I am a current Junior. The only thing that I would suggest going to this school for are for some of the experianced teachers. The only teahcers worthwhile though, are the teachers that lead the advanced, AG, and AP classes. Etracurricular is OK.

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2004
I have to agree that the principal will never respond to the parents unless you go to his superior. This has been a problem from day one.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
Most of the teachers are talented and focused on the quality of their instruction and their students well being. Most students feel safe. The campus is clean and modern. But, the Principal is unavailable and unresponsive to parents. He does not return telephone calls, emails or notes directed to him. His discipline system does not require feedback directly to teachers so teachers have no idea whether a discipline problem has even been addressed. Some good teachers have left because of his rigid, unresponsive leadership style.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Hopewell has the makings of a great school. Many of the teachers are enthusiastic and talented. Most students feel safe. The campus is clean and modern. However, the Principal is aloof and unavailable. He does not return telephone calls and is not helpful unless instructed by his superiors. Some good teachers have left citing his rigid leadership style.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
I have a 10th grader in this school and I also have a ninth grader. I have not had any problems so far and as for last year it went smooth as you could expect. But last year my daughter brought home a free lunch form, for me to fill out, but this year they didn't bring one home. As a single parent it would be a big help, when you have two to provide for, with no help from any.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2003
My daughter is a rising senior and again we have received a schedule with incorrect classes, ie: they have again put her in World History for which she has already taken and passed. Classes are held on the A/B schedule. Confusing to myself and my daughter. Because she doesn't attend each class every day, when she got lost in a class last year, by the time I was notified by the teacher it was a lost case. This is a school that is only 2 years old and is adding trailers already with attendance to be close to 1800-2000 students for 03-04 year. Will see if this year the staff is more attentive to those students who may need a little extra assistance to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
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Hopewell High
11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC  28078
(980) 343-5988
Last modified Hopewell High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hopewell High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top