School Details

First Ward Elementary School

715 North Caldwell St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 343-5427
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

First Ward Elementary School is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The student to teacher ratio at First Ward Elementary School is 13:1. Trinity Episcopal School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My nephew attends First Ward this year as part of the magnet transition. The teachers have been great they have been aspiring to the students. My nephew is extremely gifted in the arts and he has been groomed well in this arena and his confidence has soared. I think what the staff and parents have brewing at First Ward will give the children there the foundation of excellence as they continue their educational journey.

  • (4 years ago)

    First Ward has the greatest teachers support staff and administrators! I truly feel they are there because they care about students!

  • (4 years ago)

    Because of super caring parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love First Ward for my son because the teachers are phenomenal and my son loves going to school!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and the administration staff are great!! I take pride in this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    best school best teachers best staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    First Ward integrates the arts into education and as a result our children love to go to school. Now if only the school district and the Board of Education would stop making changes to our school every year - and let these kids have some stability in their lives.

  • (4 years ago)

    The diverse and yet cohesive community and the integration of the arts that encourages students to think outside the box and allows them to learn in a variety of ways.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent Afterschool program that fits working parents needs

  • (4 years ago)

    wonderful teachers/staff parent involvement great magnet program

  • (4 years ago)

    My school a is wonderful enviroment that nurtures a childs love of the arts and learning. We have a wonderful staff and a talented student body. Our PTA is top notch and support our school in any way possible!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a dedicated caring staff who extend themselves beyond "the call of duty" to research and implement strategies for all students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our school is ****! Staff puts forth 100% to make sure the school is safe and receiving what it needs. We were moved from Dilworth to First Ward with alot of issues involved...but once we arrived here we realized we were truly blessed in this location! It is an excellent location for a Creative Arts Program!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My school is a place of nuture and arts. Through the arts children learn about problem solvving and self expression. We have a wonderful PTA and a great staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love First Ward because we have a wonderful staff and student body! Teachers and administration are very supoprtive of each other and our very creative children are eager to learn and perform!!

  • (4 years ago)

    best art school best teachers!! my daughter loves to go to school every day and her learning skills have improved a lot!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to First Ward Elementary School and had a wonderful time. The teachers and the students are FULL of SPIRIT still today!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love First Ward Creative Arts Academy because of the parent/staff dedication to the arts in everyday education.

  • (4 years ago)

    The arts magnet was previously housed at Dilworth Elementary but I have been pleased with the easy transition into First Ward. The staff is excellent and the new location allows for more cultural and arts based experiences for the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it has awesome Arts Integration at every grade level! And it's just a great school!!

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