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New Elementary School is Named South Pine Academy

(May 25, 2021) At its regular meeting on May 25, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the name South Pine Academy for the new elementary school under construction on Sandy Porter Road.

The name received the most votes among the three finalists:

Ayrsley Town Elementary/Academy
Dogwood Elementary/Academy
South Pine Elementary/Academy

The rationale is as follows: "While the pine tree is the North Carolina state tree, it serves as a cultural symbol around the world. To some cultures, the pine tree represents resilience. Pine trees are known for their strong ability to adapt and survive in ever changing environments. No matter the obstacles we may face, like the evergreen nature of pines, we stand strong together as we triumph and persevere."

School colors and a mascot will be chosen later. The school is scheduled to open in August 2021. The principal is Dianna Newman (diannad.newman@cms.k12.nc.us).

For an update on construction progress, go to New Elementary School Construction Progress.

To see the adopted attendance boundaries, go to New Elementary School Boundaries.

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