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Hopewell High4

Huntersville, NC | Mecklenburg County

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February 28, 2015


This is an amazing school! I was so scared to send my child there with all the bad stories going around about the school. With the addition of Mr. Gisiano, an amazing principal; his adminsitrative staff, and teachers who truly care about the students success he is slowly turning the school into a great place to be.. HIs hard work and dedication to the school, staff, and parents is making a difference. The academies that Hopewell offer are by far the best in the district. Don't be afraid to send your child there or buy a house that feeds into this school. As with ALL high school, there will always be problems. How those problems are handled is what is making Hopewell a great school.

Submitted by a parent

October 1, 2014


Hopewell High is a great school! With the addition of a new principal and strong, dedicated administrative staff, this school has made immense improvements in the past two years. I have two children currently at Hopewell, and we have experienced engaging, hard-working teachers who are passionate about teaching students! The adminstrative staff is quick to respond to requests and inquiries, and any issues have been resolved quickly! The sports and extracurricular activites are well supported, and the JROTC program is the best in the district (winning the Superindentant's Cup 7 years in a row!) Communication is a priority, and involvement is highly encouraged. They do a good job of proactively managing their points of challenge to ensure an overall good environment for their students each day. Every school is going to have challenges with kids who don't want to learn, and parents that don't support those efforts or get involved. However, Hopewell provides a GREAT learning environment for kids who CHOOSE to learn, and parents that DO provide support and involvement.

Submitted by a parent

April 1, 2014


The administration at Hopewell are unprepared for the challenges of running a school. They are more concerned with what the community thinks of them than what they actually learned. Desperate to keep staff they higher teachers who rather not teach. I am not saying that the majority of the staff are wonderful educators. It is just that a few of the them ruin the school.

Submitted by a parent

October 10, 2013


one of Our sons went on to attend an ivyleague school from hopewell our sons Benefitted from a broad range of AP classes

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May 2, 2010


great school with good teachers and staff classes are not overcrowded and teachers are loving and caring

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May 2, 2010


great school with loving teachers and students classes are not overcrowded and students are safe

Submitted by a parent

April 24, 2010


I moved here from Southern California and would rate this school on par with the worst of LAUSD. The teachers are comfortable sharing their socio-economic and political beliefs. There is little in the way of education based extracurricular activies but a lot of emphasis on politically correct and special interest clubs. Fighting is constant and good students are lumped in with those who are indifferent, when it comes to almost everything. This school needs a new principal because this one doesn't engender the respect of anyone. My student will be attending another school next year.

Submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009


Hopewell has been our school for the past six years. My older son had a fantastic experience each of the four years. I could compare his experience with mine 30 years ago. However, when the boundaries were changed and more kids came in from Charlotte, the school became overcrowded and those coming from Charlotte most likely resented being bused so far. The biggest thing to remember about Hopewell is this: If you are a good student; well behaved; study and have good support from home, you will do very well and have a good chance at getting into a good college. However, if you are smart but not well directed and have transporation issues, you may get lost in the crowd. It takes a village, and even the best kid can get in serious trouble due to easy access to drugs and by hanging around with the 'wrong crowd'.

Submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009


Our school works together in ouit clubs and try to help out with the community, for example Habitat for Humanity.

Submitted by a student

March 15, 2009


I agree Hopewell has academics, but what about the students that aren't meeting the academic goals through the eyes of CMS? There are some great teachers there, like at any other school, but those teachers need to step up to the plate and demand recognition and respect. Where's there trouble, you don't find out until it's too late. Overcrowding and discipline is a major concern and safety as well. You can't watch 2,589 students, so how can you weed out trouble?

Submitted by a parent

January 14, 2009


I am a student at Hopewell and from my experience the school has a few issues. Academic wise, it is a very good school. They worry too much about the little things however, and don't focus on the bigger issues. It is overcrowded, but that does not usually distract us from learning. There may be a lot of kids, but if you just stay focused on how much time you have to get to your class, you should be perfectly fine.

Submitted by a student

August 11, 2008


My son is entering his senior year and he's had three fantastic years at Hopewell. He's learned a lot from teachers who truly care. I give it the highest rating possible.

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2008


I graduated from there in 2005, and I have 2 younger brothers who also attend. There were some really wonderful teachers there, but there are a lot who just do not care and simply let you do whatever you want. The school is overcrowded to say the least. You can hardly walk through the halls, and there is a trailer park outside for classrooms. There are way too many people, too few teachers who care about their job, and the enviroment is terrible.

November 5, 2007


Horrible school. Administration is terrible. I am unrolling my student and he is going to be home schooled thats how bad it is. Mr. Coles is the worst he will not return any of my phone calls and the teachers dont keep in contact unless your student is in trouble or is about to be. Thats how this school works. Horrific if you ask me.

Submitted by a parent

September 14, 2007


This school is alright ......... no problems and many advanced classes. Biggest issue is over crowding. They should also consider a dress code of sorts.

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