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8040 Strawberry Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 537
P: 980-343-3670  |  F: 980-343-3725 
Principal: Lisa Bailes
LC: South
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Vision Statement:

South Charlotte Middle School thrives in an environment of academic excellence where students are prepared to meet and exceed their future challenges.  We recognize each student's worth and develop lifelong learners who make positive contributions to our changing society.

Our Beliefs:

  • Students deserve a positive and safe learning environment where cultural diversity is respected and open communication is promoted.

  • Responsible students excel as part of a learning team that includes enthusiastic teachers and involved, supportive parents working together to achieve academic excellence.

  • The whole child is nurtured in a school environment through academics, physical activity, technology, fine arts, extracurricular activities, and character development.

  • Students are encouraged to engage in a wide variety of activities outside the local school community, which promotes acceptance and understanding of a diverse culture.

  • Each student is treated as a unique individual where equal opportunities take place through a variety of learning styles.

  • Exceptional children are valued, contributing members of the school community whose specific needs are addressed.

  • Technology is accessible and integrated into the curriculum as a means of instructional delivery and effective communication among parents, students, and teachers.

  • Students, staff, and parents engage in effective communication regarding expectations of students and opportunities to achieve academic excellence.

  • Students are provided opportunities to foster a desire for life-long learning and responsible citizenship.

South Charlotte Middle School provides an academically rigorous environment that supports the skills necessary for success in the 21st Century.  These skills include leadership, ethics, accountability, adaptability, productivity, people skills, self-direction, and social responsibility. 

The teaching staff is dedicated to lifelong learning with many teachers having graduate degrees and/or being Nationally Board Certified.  Other teachers have won awards, distinguishing them among their peers.  Additionally, South Charlotte Middle School teachers have been selected to present their innovative teaching strategies at state conferences. 

South Charlotte Middle School consistently scores among the top schools in North Carolina. It has been named a North Carolina School of Excellence several years and was recognized as a "No Child Left Behind National School of Excellence."  Additionally, in 2007, South Charlotte Middle School was named a "NCLB Blue Ribbon School." 

Students routinely take top honors in Odyssey of the Mind, National Academic League, Band, and Orchestra competitions. Students will be prepared for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other rigorous programs offered at the high school level. 

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.