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University Park Creative Arts Elementary School

Preschool | Grades K-5 | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
2400 Hildebrand St
Charlotte, NC 28216
(980) 343-5178

About This School

University Park Creative Arts Elementary School is located in Charlotte, NC and is one of 107 elementary schools in Charlotte-mecklenburg Schools. It is a magnet school that serves 541 students in grades K-5.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See University Park Creative Arts Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, University Park Creative Arts Elementary School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

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Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

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Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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Great school

By a Parent on

My daughter is new to UPCA this year and we are more than happy.  The teachers are happy an friendly.  They go our of their way to make us feel welcome.  My daughter loves her teacher and comes home happy each day.

Best School Ever

By a Former Student on

I'm a Sophomore in High School now and I cry when I think of this school. I loved it so much. The teachers were awesome, the events we amazing. I went there from K - 5th grade. I wish I could send my future children to this school. I LOVED IT SO MUCH OMG

By a Parent on

I really wanted my daughter to attend this school. We went through a lot to get in through the lottery and I was super exited. That led to BIG disappointment when we attended open house. The principal called me the day prior to let us now she was in and inform of open house times. She told me four, when we arrived we waited until 4:30 for it to even start. They did a few announcements while the not more than 15 parents waited…so much for involved parents. Reading about the school I found it is title one which translated to “70% of the students are below the poverty level”. I went into the office twice prior to 4:30 and the ladies refused to assist me. I wanted to find out who my child’s teacher would be.  Finally after 4:30 the principal set I should go meet all of them bc she didn’t now. When I questioned that she raised her voice cut me off, and was VERY rude. I loved the idea of “diverse” but this school is minority students almost only and that is why the rude, very unprofessional principal is allowed to behave as though she is on the streets. My daughter will attend our home school. The principal should be ashamed. I am a parent that volunteers and contributes, that is needed in these schools and by the open house they have no parental involvement.

By a Parent on

My son will be a new student '11-'12 school year, a Kindergartner we are both looking forward to a great school year. My mom also attended this school as a child.

By , a Parent on

UPCA is a great school and the integration of academics and the arts is awesome! My daughter loves this school ans this school fits her personality compeletely.

By a Current Student on

I love this school i love all the teachers and i also had no problems in this school! :)

By , a Former Student on

I loved this school this was a very good school for the academics and for the arts! The teachers were amazing, they teached perfectly! UPCA is a AMAZING school! :-) I went there for 6 years and had absolutely NO problems! :-)

By a Current Student on

I am a current senior in high school and I attended UP from 2nd to 5th grade. It is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I have always loved the performing arts with a passion, so I was very much in my element at UP. Although I enjoyed all of the arts programs, my favorites were band, choir, and drama. Ms. Sharon Frazier, former music teacher at UP, helped develop a part of me that I didn't know existed...she taught me to love music with an intensity and a passion that I will not soon forget.
Next year, I will be attending East Carolina University to major in music education. My plan had been to become a high school band director, but I have recently began considering focusing my attention on elementary school music. It is in the back of my mind that I would love to teach at UP someday. UP gave me the headstart on my future in music. I would soo love to go back someday and inspire kids in the same way that I was inspired. If you're considering sending your child to UP, if they get even a fraction of the experience that I did, it will be well worth it.

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