STEELE CREEK NEWS
New Private and
Public Schools Coming to Steele Creek
10, 2005) Lake Wylie and Steele Creek Elementary Schools are among
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg system's most crowded. Not only do many
students receive instruction in mobile classrooms, but also areas
designed for other uses, such as gymnasiums and art and music rooms,
have been converted to classrooms. Lunches are scheduled in periods
extending over three hours in cafeterias that were designed for many
fewer students than they now have to service.
Some relief will
come in fall 2006 when the new elementary school adjacent to Winget
Park is scheduled to open. Mecklenburg County Commissioners approved
funding for this school in October 2004.
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved a new 10-year
master plan that calls for construction of at least six additional
schools in Steele Creek over the next ten years. Four of these are
elementary schools: one adjacent to the Palisades Town Center, one
in the joint-use site of the proposed Berewick District Park, and
two additional locations in lower Steele Creek. The other two are
a middle school and a high school in Lower Steele Creek.
Additional land procurement and construction is dependent on funding
A new private
Episcopal school is planned in The Palisades. It is expected to open
in a temporary facility in fall 2007 with grades K through 3 or 4,
eventually expanding to K through 8. St. Francis Episcopal Church
also will occupy the same campus.
Residents share views on new school, church (3/28/05) By Beth Bargar
New Episcopal school planned in The Palisades
Private school, church planned at Palisades (3/15/05) By Beth Bargar
Episcopal school to open in 2007
Private religious school planned (3/16/05) By Ken Garfield
Palisades Episcopal to open in 2007
United Methodist Church currently provides classes for pre-school,
kindergarten, and 1st grade. The school plans to add a 2nd grade
next year, eventually expanding through 8th grade according to their
five-year plan. For more information see the
Good Shepherd Christian School web page.
Good Shepherd school to add second grade (2/22/05) By Beth Bargar
Five year plan calls for enrollment through grade eight