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Elementary School
7101 Idlewild Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 424
P: 980-343-6411  |  F: 980-343-6499 
Principal: Larenda Denien
LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Talent Development and Learning Immersion


Idlewild was awarded the Ronald P. Simpson Award, making our school the #1 magnet school in the nation.

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Magnet Coordinator  -  Amanda Kershner-Helms
Talent Development  Teacher  -  Erin Brodd

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Click the image above to join the zoom meeting.

​Please see the LI TD Lottery Statement.pdf for important information and answers to some of the questions you may have about enrolling in an LI/TD Magnet for the 2020-2021 school year. 

If you have any questions, please feel to reach out to our Magnet Coordinator, Amanda Helms at or you can contact our Lead TD Catalyst Teacher, Erin Brodd at

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Please visit the Idlewild Elementary Magnet Weebly for more information, please click here.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.