Leadership Drives School Success

Mint Hill Middle School, Matthews, N.C.

Mint Hill is a 2012 North Carolina Middle School Association Redesignated School to Watch. Located in a "bedroom community" in the Matthews area east of Charlotte, the school is exceptionally well run from top to bottom, with effective leadership at the office and classroom level and strong support from central office. The school leadership creates a safe and stable learning environment in which all students acquire the skills to become confident, self directed, lifelong learners. Visitors to Mint Hill find themselves drawn into the lessons they observe, often leaving with many ideas about how to strengthen their own programs and practices.

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