Long Creek Elementary School is a community and creative arts magnet school located in northern Mecklenburg County. It has a rich history that dates back to 1923.
When the school was built, it housed first through eleventh grades and became an elementary school during the 1950’s. The school then grew to five older buildings as well as our new state-of-the-art facility which opened in August 2009 and is located on 23 acres of land. The original school now houses Trillium Springs Montessori.
Currently, Long Creek has 517 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. There are 24 classroom teachers and several support staff members (Encore, English Learner, Exceptional Children, and Talent Development Teachers as well as Instructional Assistants).
As a Creative Arts Magnet, students are exposed to the arts in their Encore classes and classroom teachers use the arts to teach core curriculum.
Long Creek School’s instruction program is designed to implement and extend the North Carolina Standard Course of Study with a strong emphasis on the arts, literacy, and math. Instruction is provided by a dedicated, professional staff of teachers and instructional associates who focus on meeting the individual needs of each child in language arts (reading/writing), mathematics, social studies, and science. Specialized instruction is provided by teachers in the areas of physical education, music, media, art, band, orchestra, dance, and theater. We also have certified staff members that serve students with special needs.
Long Creek School presently serves approximately 525 kindergarten through fifth grade students with a total of 24 classrooms.
The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) provides significant monetary and volunteer resources to the school. We are fortunate to have a strong, active base of parent and community volunteers. Parents are encouraged to volunteer through a variety of opportunities provided by the school itself and the PTO. Together, they offer many ways to provide valuable service to Long Creek School. Below is a list of some ways our volunteers are involved: beautification, book fair, corporate sponsor, hospitality, room parents, classroom volunteers, tutoring, school spirit, and staff appreciation.
All parents need to register as a CMS volunteer in order to serve in your child’s classroom, chaperone on field trips, eat lunch on a regular basis with your child, or interact with students in any way on campus. You must enroll and be approved through the CMS Volunteer Management Screening System: www.cmsvolunteers.com.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. As a new family to the area or one that may be looking for a change in schools, I encourage you to stop by and see if Long Creek is a fit for you and your child. We hope that you will get some useful information from our site and possibly visit Long Creek in the near future.