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Elizabeth Lane Elementary10

Matthews, NC | Mecklenburg County

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March 11, 2014


I have three kids at ELE. I was horrified when reading the other ratings by parents. Our experience has been overall great at this school. As with any public school there are things I wish could be changed, but for the most part things are run very smoothly and the children are encouraged to their fullest potential. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for scholastic opportunities within CMS.

Submitted by a parent

June 28, 2013


Communication is a major problem at this school. From the principal to the teachers, there is a complete lack of information sharing. I've found the staff to be extremely judgmental of single parents and parents of children with any type of learning obstacle. Behind the principal's fa ade is an attitude that the parents aren't very smart, which makes problem resolution very trying. The office staff commonly behave as if you are annoying them when you ask questions or ask something of them... On the positive side, this is a challenging school academically. Great parent involvement, and wonderful kids!

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August 15, 2012


My family moved within Charlotte so my kids could attend ELE. We have had incredible teachers and great support from the staff. My kids are getting structure and space to be themselves.

Submitted by a parent

July 17, 2012


The problem with CMS in general is its "culture". Teachers and adimistrators don't care about the kids. They only care about statistics and rankings because that is how they get their money from the government. They could care less about the kids emotional, social or learning needs. These kind of needs are "irrelevant" to CMS and it's what makes CMS a failure.

Submitted by a parent

June 27, 2012


Elizabeth Lane is a wonderful school. The teachers, are very involved and care a great deal for the children and their success. Academic expectaions are very high; but, why shouldn't they be? Teaching children to work hard and expect hard work is okay.

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May 18, 2012


My experience: School states that my child has a learning disability or rather insinuates. Now, 2 years later and a nightmare of an experience for our child in the kindergarten and 1st grade years, something that we as a family can never retrieve. Resolution: Come to find out after an expensive documented evaluation with a private therapist, our child was CLEARED of any type of learning disability. We home school our child and use alternative online education to exceed what our child would have acquired at ELE. The mastery level is overrated and antiquated for gifted children. The program is unappealing if you want to have your child explore their challenges. So again, sadly, there is no "hoorah" moment for this school.

Submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012


Elizabeth Lane is wonderful school that strives to educate their children. The staff teaches children independent work and study skills needed for middle school. The focus in this school is on the children and what will be best to meet the needs of their education. High volunteer involvement is key to their success giving teachers more time to focus on their teaching goals. The school is filled with children of all backgrounds as is the community. Supporting the school is a high priority as we all depend on ELE to help with our children's education.

Submitted by a parent

April 17, 2012


ELE is an amazing school. Yes, the teachers do expect hard work. The new principal is wonderful and the staff is very accommodating. There is absolutely zero tolerance for bullying- including racial bullying.

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February 27, 2012


This is a GREAT school. The teachers and staff are very involved and nice. It does have a high expectations for its students but it is all for the good of the kids.

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February 26, 2012


I don't know where race issues came into this school. I went there two years ago for three years, that's not very long ago either, and it was the best elementary school I attended. Parents were very involved, and I feel like all of the teachers (most of the teachers) were very sweet and caring to all students. No student was effected because they had "the wrong skin color". Yes, I've heard the school has gone down because of the principal changes lately, the old principal when I went there was amazing. I've heard from parents of kids who still attend that many teachers have had trouble adjusting to these changes, give it time. When they have a stable principal it will get better again. I always learned things in this school, and it helped me prepare for middle school. Overall I had great teachers and the students weren't so bad. I had a few bullying problems though, but it was mostly just the girls. You have to expect in this generation some of the kids are going to be mean to others. Remember not every teacher you have is going to be amazing, and as you get older things get tougher and you can't just quit when people are mean and things get hard. You never learn that way.

February 17, 2012


I have had three children attend this school and have been very happy. Each of my children were very different and I have found they were very well prepared for South Charlotte MS. LIke all schools, some teachers are better than others but found overall that the staff was great! We are not a white family and have not found that prejudice is an issue. It is an AFFLUENT school and that has it's pros and cons.

Submitted by a parent

January 13, 2012


Finally, a parent that has been railroaded by this school. I have said as a parent over and over that there is a massive issue going on at Elizabeth Lane Elementary and it starts with the Head Staff. I have dealt with the Mecklenburg School System as an Employee and a Parent. "ELE" is one of the worst experiences I have ever had as a parent and professional. Parents consistently complain about race issues and inequality at this school. Very sad situation.

Submitted by a parent

January 12, 2012


If you don't invest money into the school, or have the right skin color this is not the place to send your child. The Staff is prejudice, they can't keep a principal, when was the last time this school received an excellance award?

Submitted by a parent

January 12, 2012


Everyone is entitled to their opinion here, and I will have to agree with the other parents who feel the staff at ELE is difficult to resolve issues with, my child is not new, and the constant change in principal, teachers, etc has really changed the reputation of this school. I can't proudly say that it is a top rated elementary school because it has went down hill since we initially enrolled our child, I wish our government would pay the great teachers, supporting staff and principals what they truly deserve so we can boost moral back into our schools.

Submitted by a parent

November 28, 2011


My child did not and has not learned a single thing at this school. I have placed ratings on this site before stating facts about the mistreatment and ill-education received at this institution, to only have them removed, this goes against my 1st amendment right as a citizen speaking about a public institution. The staff was very unprofessional and inappropriate on several occasions, which ultimately involved me withdrawing my child and handling issues on different level all together. I have a 1st Amendment right and plan to voice my concerns thoroughly about the poor education tactics rendered at "ELE."

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