Bain Elementary's history dates back 120 years ago when Bain Academy was founded by John Bain in the Town of Mint Hill, NC. Since then, the school has grown to its current size of 1,000+ students, reflecting the corresponding growth in our town. During these years, Bain's commitment to providing challenging educational opportunities to its students has remained constant. Our school has consistently produced strong academic achievements and met standards established to promote the development of the total child. Bain was named an Honor School of Excellence with High Growth by the North Carolina Department of Instruction for both the 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 school years.
Our teachers use flexible grouping to differentiate student instruction based on individual needs. Programs such as Accelerated Reader, Math Investigations and hands-on science lessons, help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom in a more interactive approach. Our staff is exceptionally well-established, with 18% certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and 28% holding advanced degrees. Bain's teachers have an average of 12 years experience. Over 20% of our students qualify for the Catalyst/Talent Development Program.
Bain is fortunate to have a very active PTA and many more volunteers who log in countless hours throughout the school. The school is an integral part of Mint Hill and the community feels a great sense of ownership and pride in Bain.