Student Placement
Student Placement Location, Hours, Contact Information

CMS Families – this week you should have received your student’s annual assignment notification letter, alerting them to their CMS school assignment for the 2022-23 school year and providing instructions for participating in the school choice lottery.  The letter contained a message which said “Your lottery application have been voided and you must reapply before the deadline date.”  Please disregard this portion of the letter.  All other information, including the student’s ID and PIN and 22-23 school assignment is correct.  Only families who wish to change their student’s 22-23 assignment need to take action.  Please visit the Student Placement or School Choice websites for additional information.

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To make it more convenient for our families, we have converted all of our processes to virtual. This means you do not have to leave your home or your job to take care of your student placement needs.

You can contact us at 980-343-5335 or use the email address information listed below for the Student Placement Specialist to schedule a virtual meeting with a Student Placement Specialist.


Spaugh Administrative Center

1901 Herbert Spaugh Lane

Charlotte, NC 28208



Monday - Friday, customer services hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please contact the Placement Specialist associated with your
student's school for faster service. Below is a chart for your reference.
SP Specialists:
Desiree Harmon, Kayla McAdoo, Nakesha Meachem, and Catrese Braswell
SP Specialist:
Nakesha Meachem
SP Specialist:
Catrese Braswell
Allenbrook Elementary SchoolBeverly Woods Elementary SchoolCroft Community School
Charles H Parker Academic CenterBillingsville Elementary SchoolDavid Cox Road Elementary School
Briarwood Elementary SchoolChantilly MontessoriDorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Bruns Avenue AcademyCotswold Elementary SchoolHidden Valley Elementary School
Devonshire Elementary SchoolDilworth Elementary School: LattaHighland Creek Elementary School
First Ward Creative Arts AcademyDilworth Elementary School: SedgefieldJoseph W. Grier Academy
Hickory Grove Elementary SchoolEastover Elementary SchoolLegette Blythe Elementary School
Highland Renaissance AcademyElizabeth Traditional Elementary SchoolMallard Creek Elementary School
Lawrence Orr ElementaryHighland Mill Montessori Elementary SchoolNewell Elementary School
Merry Oaks International AcademyIrwin Avenue Academic CenterParkside Elementary
Nations Ford Elementary SchoolMontclaire Elementary SchoolReedy Creek Elementary School
Oakdale Elementary SchoolMyers Park Traditional Elementary SchoolStoney Creek Elementary School
Oakhurst STEAM AcademyPark Road MontessoriUniversity Meadows Elementary School
Reid Park AcademyPinewood Elementary SchoolVilla Heights
Shamrock Gardens Elementary SchoolSelwyn Elementary SchoolJ. M. Alexander Middle School
Statesville Road Elementary SchoolSharon Elementary SchoolJames Martin Middle School
Westerly Hills AcademyUniversity Park Creative Arts Elementary SchoolMartin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Windsor Park Elementary SchoolAlexander Graham Middle SchoolNorthridge Middle School
Winterfield Elementary SchoolCarmel Middle SchoolRidge Road Middle School
Cochrane Collegiate AcademyJT Williams Secondary MontessoriGovernor's Village STEM Academy: Upper (MH)
Eastway Middle SchoolPiedmont IB Middle SchoolGovernor's Village STEM Academy: Lower (NA)
Ranson Middle SchoolSedgefield Middle SchoolCato Middle College High School
Ashley Park PreK-8 SchoolCollinswood Elementary SchoolCharlotte Engineering Early College-UNCC
Druid Hills AcademyOaklawn Language AcademyEducators Early College @ UNCC
Marie G Davis IBeLearning AcademyMallard Creek High School
Thomasboro AcademyHawthorne High SchoolMerancas Middle College @ CPCC
Walter G. Byers SchoolMarie G. Davis @ HawthorneNorth Mecklenburg High School
Garinger High SchoolMyers Park High SchoolPerformance Learning Center
West Charlotte High SchoolNorthwest School Of The ArtsRocky River High School
Julius Chambers High School
SP Specialist:
Desiree Harmon
SP Specialists:
Desiree Harmon, Kayla McAdoo, Nakesha Meachem, and Catrese Braswell
SP Specialist:
Kayla McAdoo
Barnette Elementary SchoolAlbemarle Road Elementary Academy of World StudiesBallantyne Elementary School
Cornelius Elementary SchoolBain Elementary SchoolBerewick Elementary School
Davidson Elementary SchoolClear Creek Elementary SchoolElon Park Elementary School
Grand Oak Elementary SchoolCrown Point Elementary SchoolEndhaven Elementary School
Hornets Nest Elementary SchoolElizabeth Lane Elementary SchoolHawk Ridge Elementary School
Huntersville Elementary SchoolGreenway Park Elementary SchoolHuntingtowne Farms Elementary School
J. V. Washam Elementary SchoolIdlewild Elementary SchoolLake Wylie Elementary School
Long Creek Elementary SchoolJ. H. Gunn Elementary SchoolMcAlpine Elementary School
Paw Creek Elementary SchoolLansdowne Elementary SchoolPalisades Park Elementary
Renaissance West PreK-8Lebanon Road Elementary SchoolPineville Elementary School
River Oaks AcademyMatthews Elementary SchoolPolo Ridge Elementary School
Torrence Creek Elementary SchoolMcKee Road Elementary SchoolRea Farms STEAM Academy
Trillium Springs Montessori SchoolOlde Providence Elementary SchoolRiver Gate Elementary School
Tuckaseegee Elementary SchoolPiney Grove Elementary SchoolSmithfield Elementary School
Whitewater AcademyProvidence Spring Elementary SchoolStarmount Academy of Excellence
Winding Springs Elementary SchoolRama Road Elementary SchoolSteele Creek Elementary School
Bailey Middle SchoolAlbemarle Road Middle SchoolSterling Elementary School
Bradley Middle SchoolCrestdale Middle SchoolWinget Park Elementary School
Coulwood Middle SchoolJay M. Robinson Middle SchoolCommunity House Middle School
Whitewater Middle SchoolMcClintock Middle SchoolKennedy Middle School
Wilson Middle SchoolMint Hill Middle SchoolQuail Hollow Middle School
Berryhill SchoolNortheast Middle SchoolSouth Charlotte Middle School
Mountain Island Lake AcademyRandolph IB Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle School
Harding University High SchoolCharlotte East Language AcademyE. E. Waddell Language Academy
Hopewell High SchoolDavid W. Butler High SchoolArdrey Kell High School
Phillip O. Berry Academy of TechnologyEast Mecklenburg High SchoolHarper Middle College High
W. A. Hough High SchoolIndependence High SchoolOlympic High School
West Mecklenburg High SchoolLevine Middle College HighSouth Mecklenburg High School
Providence High School
Other Programs:
EC, Turning Point, Virtual:
Desiree Harmon, Nakesha Meachem, Kayla McAdoo, and Catrese Braswell
Desiree Harmon 


Student Placement team contact information 

Braswell, Catrese
Lead Placement Specialist

Harmon, Desiree
Placement Specialist


Jackson-McAdoo, Kayla
Placement Specialist

Meachem, Nakesha
Placement Specialist

Aikens, Michele


Craven-Howell, Akeshia
Associate Superintendent

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Home School Information

Students are assigned to a home school based on their residential address.

Students are automatically assigned to their home school upon enrollment. Transportation is provided to your home school.

If you have questions about school boundaries or need your transportation zone, email your address to

School Choice Lottery

School Choice Lottery is now open!! -

CMS offers many school choice options. School Choice applications are accepted in the fall.

Visit to learn about magnet options.

If you have questions about magnet programs please contact the Magnet Office at 980-343-5030.

Each year new and current CMS families have an opportunity to apply for Magnet/Career & Technical Education (CTE) or other school option programs through the online school options lottery. The online lottery application provides families with a list of their school options based on the student’s residential address. New families must enroll by the appropriate deadlines to participate in the lottery.

If your child was previously enrolled in CMS but is not currently attending a CMS school, you must future enroll for the next school during the district’s future enrollment period to being able to submit a lottery application

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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