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About This School

Legette Blythe Elementary is a public elementary school in Huntersville. The principal of Legette Blythe Elementary is Ms Patricia Johanson and can be contacted at 1,065 students go to Legette Blythe Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 51% of the 1,065 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Legette Blythe Elementary is 16:1. Huntersville Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 41% 32%
Asian 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Hispanic 22% 18%
Multiracial 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 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 51% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Blythe is a great school for many reasons. For one they are a truly diverse school where the uniqueness of each individual is respected. Most importantly Blythe sets high academic expectations for ALL students and they have the best teachers who motivate the children to achieve their goals. One of the things that impresses me as well is how quiet the halls are even during crowded transition times. "Right Moves" is always encouraged and it's great to see the students following and respecting the rules. Blythe has many after school clubs and activities. So far this year they've had AutumnFest a Talent Show Movie Nights Father/Daughter Dance Mother/Son Carnival and Spring Jam is coming up! Their Engineering Club just returned last weekend from Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama! There are ALWAYS opportunities for parents to be involved. The Blythe PTA even has their own website! I've always told my children that you have to work hard then play hard. Blythe Elementary believes the same thing!

  • (5 months ago)

    Our son has learning disabilities and has been in 3 different CMS schools prior to landing at Blythe Elementary School and it is safe to say the fourth time is a charm. He is thriving as much as can be expected in this school and more importantly he's accepted here with open arms from both faculty staff and students. Highly recommend this school for any parents dealing with special needs/ learning disabilities.

  • (6 months ago)

    I have worked at Blythe for numerous years. I have loved this school from the beginning and still do. Our staff administrators and principal do a great job!

  • (8 months ago)

    Blythe is a great and up-incoming school. They have many afterschool clubs and programs for afterschool enrichment. Also they are working to quantify progress for each student to make sure they are moving forward.

  • (11 months ago)

    To the last reviewer who gave a one star you nailed this school. I do wonder where the positive reviews are coming from. I am a teacher but not at this school. I took my child out of Blythe to teach her. To look back and remember how her teacher the assistant principal and the principal handled my child's situation with no care at all to the harm it was doing to her mentally and physically is beyond comprehension. If time had not been of the essence I would have used my attorney to fight the school and their rulings;however my child's education was far more important than wasting my time on a school who cares more about the End of School Testing and where they will fall in the ratings than the mind of a child. Even if my case would have been taken before the board and my little girl had received a proper teaching plan do you think I would want her in a school where very few care? At one time they had a great social worker and a school psychologist and there were some good teachers who unfortunately toed the line for fear of losing their jobs during the 100 million dollar school budget cut. Blythe looks good on the exterior and that is about all I can say.

  • (11 months ago)

    As a parent at Blythe for many years I can not recommend this school. For the most part the teachers are excellent but this school has many shortcomings. Like us many families who want a good school experience for their children have removed their kids in the past year or are seeking charter school slots next year. There is very little parent involvement. A group of about 10 parents do 99% of the volunteering. There is a general feeling that parents are not wanted in the building. We call Blythe the "boot camp" because of the way the school is run. The administration seems to care more about walking on a blue line using "hip and lip" than they do about creating a nurturing environment for children. Children often aren't allowed to talk at lunch and must walk laps during recess for any infractions. The principal gives a good impression when you meet her but her focus is not the best interests of students unless you are an ESL student. She is quick to say no to any PTA proposals/ideas and never takes responsibility for any problems.... The buck definitely doesn't stop with her. Any lower administrator who doesn't function as a puppet quickly disappears from Blythe.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Blythe. I have one TD (gifted) child and one special needs (AU) child at Blythe. They cluster the TD students so my daughter had her best year ever - she was truly challenged and loved school. They bend over backwards for my son constantly adjusting and working with him. They see him for what he can do which is HUGE. I have loved every teacher and admin professional I have come into contact with (which is a lot with all those IEP meetings!). Thank you Blythe!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have worked at Blythe for 2 years and I love the energy and enthusiasm the staff brings. Teachers here focus on what the students need. The families are caring and want the best for their children. I love coming to a school that puts children first!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am constantly blown away by the excellent teachers my children have at Blythe Elementary. From new teachers to seasoned veterans my children have always received excellent attention. In particular this year Mrs. Cross (3rd) and Ms. Conde (1st) push my children to reach higher than they would on their own. Additionally the staff is always friendly and willing to help. The school needs more parents and community members to step up and support their needs. The current PTA has 90% of the work done by 10% of the membership. This fledgling IB school needs MORE parents to take an active role in their children's education and there are PLENTY of opportunities. Overall I have never questioned my decision to send my children to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a teacher at Blythe elementary I have been very happy the six years I have taught here. I feel the teachers are dedicated and want to do the very best for all children. We have a very diverse population which prepares our students for the real world. We also do a lot of community outreach to help those families in need. We do fundraisers to purchase technology for the school keep educational programs running and keep our food bank stocked to help the families in need at our school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had a GREAT experience at Blythe. My first child attended K-5 and I currently have a 2nd grade student. The pincipal admin staff and teachers are wonderful. I would recommend Blythe to anyone. I love that it has a wide demographic umbrella and offers many extra curricular activities. The PTA is very active and there are a lot of volunteer opportunities.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sure lots of fundraisers but I participated when I wanted to and ignored the rest. I appreciated the level of involvement for the PTA. I would pay attention to the focus of the teacher and possibly request a specific one. Some specialize in getting up to grade level and some focus on a faster pace. My kid went in two grades ahead in second grade and ended up with the teacher who focused on getting kids to read at all. Terrible mismatch and he lost a year but he got sorted out and was very challenged afterward. Ms. Johansson is amazing. I would trust her with anything (and have). And she is solid and handles things so well. She is going to make that school shine. I've had kids at prestigious private schools charters and public and she is by far the best leader I've seen in education.

  • (2 years ago)

    I I don't understand how fundraising and asking for supplies can cause a single star rating. Many of the supplies brought in are shared with those who cannot afford. For such a large school...and yes it is large - there is definitely an at home feeling and both of our children have flourished at Blythe. We moved from a pretty nice district in Michigan and Blythe is head and shoulders better!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school because it is truly a community. Everyone makes you feel welcome and the teachers really care about your child's success.

  • (3 years ago)

    Did you know that Blythe Elementary has the most nationally certified teachers in CMS! That is something to be proud of!! Great job Blythe!

  • (3 years ago)

    Blythe is a good school with EXCELLENT teachers!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Compared to a lot of schools in Charlotte this one is excellent. My son seems to have learned a lot this year. He is in kindergarten and he has learned to read this year. The teachers are excellent and no matter who you pass in the hall they all say hi and are familliar whith who you are even if you haven't formally met. There are way too many fundraisers and too much emphasis on them. Overall Blythe is a great school. It's no bigger than the elementary school I went to and that was 20 years ago.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to admit I was a little apprehensive to have my son start here last year because the school is so big. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised though. I think the school is very well run overall and you really don't 'feel' as if your child is going to a very large school. I do feel that there are way way too many fundraisers during the year including high picture packages and expensive field trips (the latest was $55 each) and I think sometimes staff forgets to consider that not all parents can afford such high prices. Overall though I'm glad we chose Blythe for him.

  • (7 years ago)

    My Daughter is in Kindergarten. I have been very impressed with the school. Both with the Faculty and the Organization of the Staff. Since the school population was cut in half this year...It has a small school feel.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is just finishing Kindergarten this year. The school is overcrowded and this is seen in the high numbers of kids in the specials classes (art music) The art and music classes lack depth and seems to always be 'produce what everyone else produces' instead of letting the kids be creative. Music is not taught but my child told me she watches videos in music classes. She was not exposed to notation or rhythms. She can read but she knew how to read before she started school. Pretty much I felt she could have learned more in the school year and I am disappointed in the lack of variety of what she was exposed to (I feel this is no fault of the teachers). Advanced children should be in advanced classes.

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