Charlotte EAST Hosts Forum on Eastland Site

On June 30, Charlotte EASTĀ held a community forum on Eastland and the dual-language CMS magnet school at the site. The forum was well attended and featured special guest presenters. Pat Mumford, director of the Neighborhood & Business Services department, reviewed … Continue reading


Details on the Proposal to Sell 11.4 Acres of Eastland Site to CMS

Review for yourself the details of the proposal to sell 11.4 acres of the Eastland Site to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Click for a link to PDF of the presentation. … Continue reading

East Charlotte Winterfield Elementary Students Make the Grade and Beautiful Music

The Charlotte Observer recently profiled two students at East Charlotte’s Winterfield Elementary School who were partĀ of a long-running experiment sponsored by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. For the past six years, the CSO has taught after-school classes to kids in grades … Continue reading

CMS Celebrates Dedication of Oakhurst STEAM Academy in East Charlotte

The renamed, reopened and renovated Oakhurst STEAM Academy in East Charlotte was dedicated on November 19, 2015. Oakhurst is a partial magnet with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The school has 95,000 square feet and 37 … Continue reading

CMS Report Card: Three East Charlotte Schools Improve a Letter Grade

I know we’re just a few days into the school year, but CMS just got their “report card” on school performance. Three east Charlotte schools improved a letter grade from last year: Shamrock Gardens Elementary, Hickory Grove Elementary, and Winterfield … Continue reading

New Lawrence Orr Elementary School to Open in East Charlotte

A new CMS K-5 Public Elementary School has been built in east Charlotte and was recently named Lawrence Orr Elementary School. The school is located at 4835 Shamrock Drive just off of North Sharon Amity Road and Hickory Grove Road. … Continue reading