Students enrolled 1260
Hours 8:10 am - 3:10 pm
School leader Dr Mike Smith
Transportation options None
District Queen's Grant Community
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10323 Idlewild Road
Mint Hill, NC 28227

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4 stars
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April 03, 2014
There is a very fine line between having involved parents and having another parent knowing my kids test scores and discussing it with other parents!! No privacy, too many kids to a class, no encouragement or push for above average kids, teachers work load is overwhelming for them and they get no help. This school is not what it says it is. Valuable teaching time is wasted on long assembly each morning. Some assemblies are very long and boring for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
I concur....while not blinded totally by this school, my daughter spent her first 6 years in the local public school system and graduated 5th grade with a 3rd grade reading level. We were accepting into 6th grade at QGCS and she thrived and has excelled way beyond our dreams. Now a high school senior at QGHS! Parents that complain about discipline not being followed up or teachers that do not care, need to go to the expense and go to private school....my son started in 1st grade and now in 7th and we have always found the staff to be caring and quick to react to any concerns or problems with students or teachers. There is ALWAYS bad apples anywhere and those are weeded out on a case-by-case basis. My son personally had bullying problems with an older child and I feel that it was handled immediately and properly to full resolution. My son love his school and cannot imagine going anywhere else. I hear the horror stories coming out of CMS schools and can't imagine either of my kids still attending pulic school. Agree that other parents can become too involved, but again, that is everywhere and if you don't like it, become involved yourself. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
I was just reading thru some of the other reviews and they made me so sad! Overall, Queens Grant is a great school. Yes, they have problems like public schools and like $25,000 per year private schools as well. NO school is perfect. We have been so very happy at this school. My daughters are thriving. I am a working parent, and I feel like I am treated just like the stay at home moms. We have had a teacher or two that haven't been wonderful--and they are no longer there--so yes, teachers are held accountable. I recommend this school to others often. I am a CMS employee, I could send my kids to ANY CMS school--I CHOOSE to send them to Queens Grant instead. My daughters have been taught great moral values at this school, and I know they are keeping up academically as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
Regan Adam is the only individual at this school worthy of five stars! She is worthy of ten! Unfortunately, the rest leaves a lot to be desired. There is little disciplinary action for both students AND teachers who act out. The teachers are overwhelmed and do not seem to be supported by their administration unless they are part of the in group. Communication is lacking. My child was challenged and thrived in Mrs. Adam's class... after that, I may as well have put him in CMS. We had high hopes, but, in the end, Queen's Grant failed to impress as a whole.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
Queens Grant purports itself to be head and shoulders above the CMS public school system. It is not. There is a lot of complacent behavior among the staff. Parental help in the classroom is begged for; if both parents work, then those parents are not on the same level as the parents who think QG is their home away from home. Busybody moms have waaaaay too much input and involvement at this school. Most staff members act professional, but those that do not overshadow the others. Don't get it wrong: a few run this school, their way. The academics are just average. Because it is a "charter school", and has a lottery for openings, it creates a false sense of prestige. This does not compare to a private school, in any way. One unruly student with behavior/cognitive issues can ruin the day for other students. Imagine that EVERY DAY for your child. Discipline is not followed per the handbook. We bought the fluff initially, but time and experience has removed the blinders.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
This school is run like a junior high clique. Why do parents receive emails about the class from another parent who volunteers at the school? Surely the teachers should be in charge of the class. Too many power tripping parents!!! Professionalism in the staff could greatly be improved.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
My child has been at Queens Grant for two years, and I've been extremely pleased with his teachers and academic experience. I'm looking forward to my other children going here in the future.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2013
I'm glad that someone noticed that the PE teacher is a Bully. She would have been fired if she was at a CMS school. I have seen her bully and threaten kids. When you try to tell administration they will just tell you that she can seem abrasive, BUT she loves the kids. Anyone who loves kids would see that it is just WRONG to pull a child and push them or point out that they need to lose weight, or ask why are you mean to the PE teachers child. She is always bullying kids and the PE teacher went into her childs classroom and threatened the other kids that they should leave her child alone. Please be aware that she walked into another teachers class and because there was a sub in there, this PE teachers thought she could say whatever she wanted to the class. The Sub had a responsibility to report this and never did. The administration only again talked to the PE teacher or wrote her up.The teacher should not be there. Is the administration afraid to take action?One day a parent is going to report it to someone outside of the school who can truly investigate and not be afraid to hold this teacher accountable for her actions.The students are held accountable, but not all of the teachers

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2012
Our family has been 100% satisfied with Queen's Grant. Parents must understand that no school is perfect; but at Queen's Grant the administration and teachers are open to listening and welcome the parents input. My children are in a safe and loving environment. We feel our children has received an excellent education academically and socially. The school provides a variety of programs, sports and clubs that our children choose to participate in there. The teachers are highly skilled and receive the support from the school they deserve. The parents are wonderful, and I enjoy spending time with them and interacting with them. I especially appreciate the fact that this school allows me, and encourages me to get involved. It may not be the right fit for everyone; but for our family, it is. I have seen several different schools from the inside (doing my homework) and this school is top notch. It all goes back to what you're looking for. Are you an involved parent? If so, this just may be the right fit. If you just want to send your kids to school and expect the school to do all the work, then maybe you should seek the CMS system. Regards, 100% Satisfied Parent of 4 QG students

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2012
You couldn't ask for a more loving and caring school. I feel like my children are challenged and we are grateful to be a part of this awesome school. I feel like the concerns raised in the past regarding the new grading system are just there....in the past. There is a lot more understanding, uniformity and organization from the teachers and how the system works for the benefit of the child.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2011
I have never felt so welcome in any other environment. It has been my experience that they individualize work for the kids. I know that my child has been challenged. There is always additional help when the help is required even when you do not ask for it. For parents looking for school it would be wise to not think that any school is going to do 100% of the work. Parent do play a major role in the education of their child. I do get a private school feel and I would not have my kids in any where else. PARENTS NEED TO BE INVOLVED AND NOT EXPECT SOME ONE ELSE TO GET IT ALL DONE.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
We have been at this school for two years. With my child going into 2nd grade next year, I am saddened to say that we will not be returning. We wanted a private school atmosphere, but this school is far from that. It truly has a public school mentality with administration acting like they 'deserve' better and therefore not focusing on the children and actually teaching the children. This school needs better leadership and to listen to the parents and students needs!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
I have loved Queens Grant from the start. Recently I have concerns, I see complacency with the administration. Test scores and moral seems to be going down. The new grading system does not seem to be working, i have given it the benefit of doubt but I beleive doubt has won out. Teacher turnover in the middle school is high and I fear that the 8th graders are not fully prepared for HS. On a positive note I love the art program. gym class and music programs.The teachers are so dedicated and genuinly care about teaching and making a difference in the students. I think Queens Grant is a wonderful school that is slipping away from excellance. Perhaps a shift in administration would help.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Queens Grant needs a change in administration. A parent who works and is not volunteering in the school on a daily basis is just overlooked. The principal walks right by without speaking. Favoritism is shown to students whose parent gives alot of time to the school, and that is not always possible for working parents. This school is often compared to a private school, but it is not on par with private schools as far as the administration goes.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
My daughter has been at this school for 6 years. We never had a major problem there as far as teachers or admin. until this year. Just never thought the admin. was what is should be. This is my daughters last year there and she has been an excellant student. We recieved a call yesterday AFTER we had dropped her off for school, stating that she had been suspended for the day and we needed to pick her up. No call the day before, no note sent home. The same situation for the other child 's parents that was involved. The student handbook states that there are several steps to go through before "suspension" takes place. This administration DID NOT follow those procedures!!! By the way...my daughter and her best friend were tapping each other in the arm playing and were SUSPENDED - school needs better administration and clearer handbook honestly....

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
Queens grant meets all of my expectations. I'm happy with my childs teacher and I love the warm cozy environment the school provides. This charter school provides the things Charlotte Mecklenburg County schools can not, offering an education with heart, and with thousands of people applying for the lottery every year the numbers of the parents trying to get in speak for itself.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
Once again the complainers want everyone to think they are the majority. They are not. Is Queens's Grant perfect? NO. But it is a good school with parents and teachers who care about the children there. My children are learning and doing well at QG and will continue to do so for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
Current Score Missleading. Look at the date and number of reviews for July 2010. The school sent out an email to selected parents that the rating on GreatSchools was getting low and they asked selected parents to write positive reviews to bring up the rating. (Hence the number of reviews in July 2010). A 'great' school would have sent that email to all parents and let the cards fall. As a 'for profit school' many believe it is Corporate America at work. Quote from letter... (" please write a review on the website I have listed above. Please consider using your name; however you can remain anonymous if you so choose. I can't stress enough how important these postings can be to our school from a marketing stand point.") QG is a good school, Teachers are the best, QG would be 'great' school with better management all round.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
Once again the Public Relations machine at work. This is at least the second time they have tried to influence the ratings. This school needs a leadership change. Instead of avoiding and covering up issues, they need to address the complaints and communicate their plans in writing. Having Board Meetings and Info sessions when most parents cannot attend is unacceptable. The number of half days on the school calendar is ridiculous. Non-traditional school calendar causes extra expenses for parents. Before you signup at this school talk to parents who have pulled their children out, and teachers who have quit.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2010
I am a both a teacher and a parent at this school. I have worked in many schools and have never worked with a staff that is as dedicated to this profession as the teachers at this school. My children have done well at QG. I have one that does well and one who struggles with academics. This school has met both their needs. There is not a perfect school out there and we don't claim to be one either but we work hard for these kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2010
Without a doubt this is a warm and caring schoo. This was my daughter's first year in Kindergarten and while the expectations are high, she fell in love with her teacher. The dedication of the parents and quality of teaching staff makes it feel like a private school. The parents shower the teachers with special lunches and the communication is great! There are lots of opportunities for every child to succeed at their own pace and many special accommodations are made to have this happen. No child is left behind as the teachers go above and beyond the call of duty and put in many hours.

- submitted by a teacher
July 15, 2010
This coming school year will be my sons third year at Queens Grant. We have enjoyed each year. I enjoy helping out at the school. The teachers have all been very helpful and nice. I think it is great that the school starts off every morning with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moral Focus topic (that changes monthly). My boys are getting a great education and have loved their teachers they feel very comfortable with all the staff! I have heard a few complaints about the change in the grading system, change is inevitable, I feel that if you keep track of what your kids are doing weekly with the Monday Mailers (all the work the did the previous week) that are sent home you will know if your child is understanding what they are learning or if they need some extra help (which is available to everyone).

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2010
Queen's Grant has provided a safe, encouraging environment for my son. We left a school where he was just a number-only his teacher knew his name. The principal, teachers and staff all know him and encourage him in his academic and personal pursuits. We loved the school so much that I decided to go back t teaching and I have now been there 5 years!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2010
Queen's Grant has been the school for my children since it opened. My son is in high school now and doing great! There is a feeling of community in this school that is amazing for a large city. In the 8 years of being at QG, I have been able to help in many ways. I've helped in the library, attended field trips, served at lunch, tutored, filed papers, made copies. During all of this time, the staff have been very professional and extremely caring. My two children are very different in their needs, one child excels at school work and has to be challenged continuously. The other child needs to encouraged to stay on task and taught in different ways so that she can understand. I have and will continue to recommend QG even with the change in grading because I know and appreciate the staff of QG!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
My family loves Queens Grant! The teachers and staff are kind and helpful. My daughter has been successful and really loves school. I am a big fan of uniforms (less stress in the morning), and the students are taught to be respectful and honest. The parents are encouraged to be involved; that makes for a great school! Sally Woods

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
I taught here for over two years and my children have attended now for three years and we love Queen's Grant. You will not find another school that cares about each student's success and needs vs. the overall success of the class. My three children are all different, and they are all taught differently for their individual success! Thank you Queen's Grant!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
My daughter has attended Queens Grant since her first day of school. I'm thankful for this opportunity. My oldest daughter attended CMS. I have experienced first hand the pros and cons. I just wish Queens Grant would have been open when my oldest was still in school. We have never had a problem with this school. I love that I can share in my child's daily routine by helping in the classroom or other areas of the school. Your child is not just a number here. Every teacher and staff member knows your child. The fact that morals and values are stressed is awesome. This is the environment that I want for my child. I know first hand what other schools are available and we are here because it is the best choice for us. Tami McCune

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
I've been a teacher at Queen's Grant since it began. I stay at QG because of the high academic standards, emphasis on moral focus, and staff. I've never worked with such a close knit staff who truly wants each child to reach his/her potential and then go beyond it. We aren't a perfect school and that's okay because I don't know of a perfect school. The negative and positive comments we receive challenge us to learn and grow more so we can be the best that we can be. Come check out Queen's Grant.....it's worth it!

- submitted by a teacher
July 08, 2010
Queen's Grant is an excellent school with challenging academics. The teachers are highly trained and are very good at challenging each child to meet his or her personal potential. It truly is a community that cares for each and every child and family. The students are held accountable for not only their academic achievement, but for their actions and behaviors as well. It is no wonder that every visitor to our school comments on the atmosphere of respect and how well behaved the students are. Queen's Grant is a step above the rest.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
We will be starting our 6th year at Grant this fall. My oldest will start middle school and my youngest in entering first grade. We have been very please with the school. We are able to be active participants in the education of your children. My kids go to school happy and come home happy. It is a safe and kind environment that encourages learning and excelling.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
We have been with QG for 4 years now and have been very happy. The elementary teachers are fantastic. My kids have learned so much! The fact that the school is small, really makes it feel like a family environment. I feel very fortunate to be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2010
This school was found in violation of 6 federal regulations and state policies pertaining to children with disabilities. You can call the state to find out. If your child fits the mold, your child will do well. If not, go somewhere else. Also, it helps if your child starts the school in Kindergarten so they will learn the "culture" and fit in more easily. Overall, I would not recommend this school. In addition to the above, they have made so many ill-prepared changes in grading that parents are still having problems understanding it after almost a year of informational meetings. So guess how well another school (or college) will understand your child's grades.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
My son attended QG for kindergarten, 1st and start of 2nd grades. We pulled him out and put him at our local school in 2nd. Advice to all parents looking at this school, do your research, look into test scores of this school vs. your home school. We had a miserable experience, we tried very hard - lots and lots of volunteering, tutoring etc... But I drew the line at my son being treated like a behavior problem because he had trouble applying the lesson. My take on the problem was that one teacher with 28 kids, a longer than average school day, the teacher doesn't get a lunch out of the classroom unless a parent covers for them, and no teacher assistants leads to over-worked, over-stressed teachers and the kids that require a little more work pay the price for their frustration. Our entire family is much happier.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2010
Queen's Grant is an exceptional school. I'm a parent of 4 kids that all attend the K-8 schoo. Our 8th grader will be attending our high school next Fall. My husband and I have all of our children enrolled at the school, and 2 since it's first year of operation over 8 years ago. Before getting accepted into this school, I had already had high expectations for what we thought the school should offer our children. I'm here to tell you that they met our expectations and exceeded them! We wanted a school with a smaller enrollment. A school that hired extraordinary teachers, and staff support. We wanted challenging academics, and a safe enviroment for our kids. We wanted a school that upheld strong morals and vaules, one that allowed us to get involved and partner with the school. I'm proud to say,' we found each of these and more.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
The students are very well behaved and respectful. For a K - 8 school, that is a huge deal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Our school truly is our school! It is built upon parent volunteers and the respect it breeds among families, students, faculty and administration is fantastic. The kids get daily reinforcements on being 'good kids' and showing great characteristics and leadership qualities. The older kids are encouraged to mentor the younger which forms a great and diverse community. We have a middle schooler and a 5th grader and, having been at this school since Kindergarten, I can truly say this is the only school for us!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Our school is really a community. Our staff cares for our students and always goes above and beyond what is normally expected. My student seems to love each year more than the previous one. She looks forward to going!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
Excellent teachers who really care about my child! He's not just another number.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
I love Queens Grant Community School! I always feel excited to go to school. All the teachers no my name. Each teache rchallenges each child individualy and helps everyone individualy. I feel like I am being more educated than I would be at a public school. I am also very pleased that our school has a program for special needs, has many sports teams, many encore classes, great music, art , and P.E. classes. I would recomend this school to anyone! I mean anyone!!!

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
Queen's Grant pros: As a charter school Queen's Grant is outside of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. As the paper this morning notes new budget CMS cuts, this is a huge benefit for Queen's Grant. Queen's Grant, at least at the K level, has higher standards than CMS. Also, QG for K students one hour longer than CMS. I also like the idea of the whole school (K-8) in assembly each day, reciting the pledge, and singing a patriotic song. Cons: There is a LOT of hype around this school. You can see the evidence in some of the reviews of parents who are so pro-QG that it's a little spooky. I think the hype is rooted in the lottery system - there's a psychology behind saying 'supplies are limited' that makes you want something more. Parents should always be critical consumers when it comes to a child's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2008
This is an awful school. If your goal is to squash your childs love of school and learning then send them here.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
My son has attended QG since K. He is now in 5th grade. As he walked down the hall on the first day of school this year....his 1st-4th grade teachers all called him by name and asked how was his summer. He is not a boy who 'loves' school and would rather play sports than study or read. However, the great teachers at QG have realized he is a boy and always challenged him to do his best. When he needed extra 'help' the teachers stayed after school to catch him up and he has done so well. I send my son to school for an education... not parties, lunch room fun or sweet front office people. My son is really not self-motivated in the class room. However, since he is not, that is our job as parents. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
Queen's Grant is another option out there for parents seeking to educate their children. It just so happens that this option has been my family's best option since its inception. No school is perfect, but I feel that most of the teachers and adminstration really care about the progress of your child. I have never had a problem with the size of classes when you have a quality teacher who has a set of defined rules to govern the classroom. I like structure for my children, they do better when they have it. I only feel that classroom are stressful when they do not have a structured classroom or parent helper. As for a lack of cafeteria - who cares - it really does not affect my child's ability to learn and interact for that brief time that they eat and ready to go out to play. Non-issue!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
queens grant is a small environment but can be stressful. there are 27 students in the class with one teacher and lots of parents running around helping. but with the large class size, if your child isn't a self-motivated learner, it is very stressful. also there is no cafeteria, so they eat lunch at their desk and with the hour longer than public schools these children have a long day at their desks. just something to consider when looking at this school.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2007
QG is a wonderful school with a private school appeal. It is small enough that everyone knows your child by name and they aren't just another student. The majority of teachers are loving and compassionate people. The only downside of the school is the front office staff. They are not warm and hospitable like secretaries should be. You feel as though you a bother when you enter the office.

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October 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Outstanding Academics Best School in the State! i know that this school has an unimaginable portion of intelligence and academic success!

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2006
My daughter attends Queens Grant. I would agree that is is a safe, 'private school' environment. I really like the morals education and the fact that it is applied within the classroom and school as a whole. I also like the fact that I am always welcome at the school and encouraged to get involved in her education. The teachers we have had so far, have been above average. The curriculum is challenging. My only concern is the fact that language arts and math are ability grouped on some grade levels. I see the positives and negatives of this approach. That said, my daughter likes school and is really happy there.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
We love Queen's Grant! My son just finished Kindergarten and had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is very safe and invinting here. Most importantly, all parents are involved and at the school often so the parents get to know the each other as well as the kids. The individual attention is awesome and the moral focus the school puts forward is very important to our family.

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September 22, 2004
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Queens Grant Community School
10323 Idlewild Road, Mint Hill, NC  28227
(704) 573-6611
Last modified Queens Grant Community School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Queens Grant Community School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews.