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About This School

Winding Springs Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Winding Springs Elementary is Penny Presley and can be contacted at p586@cms.k12.nc.us. 769 children attend Winding Springs Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 95% of the 769 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Winding Springs Elementary is 11:1. Brisbane Academy Preparatory School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 42%
Hispanic 39% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 3% 5%
Multiracial 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    This a great school and teachers know their stuff when come to teaching . The staff last year 2013 treat the parents like family.

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers are great love it. Not overcrowded like many of the Charlotte schools. My sons reading teacher is so sweet she has made him relly love to read. I will be heart broken if they close. I have had my kids in two other schools and nothing can ever come close to winding springs.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is studying at this school. The School staff and teachers are doing very great. Im happy that my son studying at this school

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent that came from a great school district in Northern Va. I moved here and found that this school not overcrowded like many of the Charlotte schools but the teachers are dedicated the parents are involved and they do an excellent job in getting the kids excited about school and teach what it is to be a citizen of this community and in the future. I think it is up to the parents no matter what school to make sure they are just as dedicated as the teachers and administration to make sure their children are making the grade. The teachers can't do it alone.

  • (6 years ago)

    I see dedication from the teachers at this school. The students act as one large family and I see a lot of peer level support in and out of the classroom. I am impressed with the principal and staff. The students are being prepared for the future through academics and character traits. Go WSE!

  • (10 years ago)

    The 2004 school year ended with our EOG tests and 91% were at or above grade level. Many of the younger students are reading 3 grade levels above their class! This is a small Magnet School with a program of Leadership and Global Economics. Even though many of the students come from low to mid income homes the parents are VERY involved in the school and it makes ALL the difference in the childrens performances. In these days when you need a road map to find a classroom in schools with 1 200+ students Winding Springs School of less than 500 students in a hidden gem!!

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