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).
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!
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!!!
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
The students are very well behaved and respectful. For a K - 8 school, that is a huge deal.
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!
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!
Excellent teachers who really care about my child! He's not just another number.
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!!!
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.
This is an awful school. If your goal is to squash your childs love of school and learning then send them here.
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