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Highland Mill Montessori is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Highland Mill Montessori is Patricia Riska, who can be contacted at p413@cms.k12.nc.us. 232 students attend Highland Mill Montessori and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 44% of the 232 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Highland Mill Montessori is 12:1. Irwin Academic Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 68% 46%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 46%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been there since Pre-K and we have seen him grow academically and socially. I agree with the comment from the parent with 3 kids because the school is small the staff is more flexible in their delivery of instruction. They are able to integrate so much into their curriculum. We love Highland Mill!

  • (1 year ago)

    We have 3 children at the school. We love being in a small school only 300 kids with such great teachers and staff. Because the school is small and it is Montessori the children have a flexibility in their learning approach. The teachers can accomodate and structure the teaching to meet the child's learning style. We have a child with ADHD and he has been so successful in this environment. It is amazing what the children are learning! We have a new principal this year and she has added a lot of structure to the school. She is so efficient and organized. We appreciate that from her.

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