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13624 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
Courier #: 538
P: 980-343-5006  |  F: 980-343-3239 
Principal: Merita Little
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: 6-8
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About Our School

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Southwest Middle represents the amazing diversity of the Southwest corridor and Steele Creek Community.  The school comprises 1400+ scholars and has begun a new phase of instructional learning and a renewed commitment to parent collaboration that represents students as the center.  Our students are involved in learning that is aligned to Olympic High School and the new Olympic Relief High School which will open in 2021 through core classes, career technology, STEM, and foreign language.  Our students are leaders and are involved in all aspects of school life from Principal's Advisory, service clubs, civic organizations, fine arts, and athletics. 


Our mission is to provide a safe place for all students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.


We envision ourselves to be a school of excellence that produces both critical thinkers and explorers of knowledge who will lead in tomorrow's global market. 


  • WE BELIEVE in the necessity of a safe and positive environment for student learning.
  • WE BELIEVE in setting high expectations for student learning, promoting student self-esteem through achievement, and celebrating all students' successes.
  • WE BELIEVE children must be instructed on their learning levels, according to their learning styles, and should be actively engaged in the learning process.
  • WE BELIEVE students and adults must be respectful of themselves, of each other, and of our school.
  • WE BELIEVE students must be held accountable for their choices regarding behavior, attitude, and quality work.
  • WE BELIEVE in respect for ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity.
  • WE BELIEVE all members of the Southwest Middle School Community (teachers, administrators, parents, volunteers, and students)-must commit to working together if students are to achieve success.
  • WE BELIEVE that we must always focus on curriculum, master teaching, and data-driven instruction.
  • WE BELIEVE that students should love where they learn.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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