From Our Principal
On behalf of our board, staff, faculty, and students, welcome to Langston Charter Middle School. This school represents a true partnership between parents, teachers, and students. Without commitment from all stakeholders, we would have never been able to build the successful program in place today. We begin our second decade with the same excitement and sense of
purpose that our visionary founding members had in the fall of 2005.
Our academic program holds students to high standards, providing opportunities to earn up to 4.5 high school credits by the end of eighth grade. Our teachers continually hone their strategies for teaching in the single-gender environment by both attending and leading workshops on content and instructional practice. The combination of experienced teachers, dedicated parents, and motivated students has been, and continues to be key to Langston's success, as evidenced by our student performance and Excellent rating on the state report card.
Having been told that the middle school years were a time to “just get through,” Lisa Stevens, our founding board chair, gathered a group of dedicated parents and professionals to create a better option for students in Greenville County. After almost 2 years of hard work, Langston Charter Middle School opened in August 2005 with 6 teachers and 111 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. From our first building (a six room former daycare facility) we began to build a legacy of student leadership and success. Between 2007 and 2010, we occupied a larger facility and grew to 300 students. In 2010, we moved to our current campus – our permanent home! With 26 teachers and 450 students, we continue to provide an excellent educational option for Upstate families.
The mission of Langston Charter Middle School is to enrich and empower sixth, seventh, and eighth graders with personal responsibility and a compassion for their community through single gender classes and innovative teacher, parent, and community collaborative learning. Langston Charter Middle School expects parents to be involved in their child's academic, emotional, and social development.