West Charlotte High School kicked off the 2022-23 school year with a new look. Approximately 1,500 students walked into the new “Dub C” on Monday morning; a new 100 classroom, 3 story, state of the art building that cost approximately $106 million.
In addition to the new building, West Charlotte also received renovations to their pool, gymnasium, classrooms, and auditorium. The new building will also have enhanced security. “Lion Pride” is displayed all over the new building. The entrance includes a wall of history, a stained glass window from the previous school hangs in a room that will host special events and A plaque dedicated to the school’s first principal, Clinton L. Blake is also displayed in the new school.
The former school building will be demolished and be used for athletics and parking. Due to on-going construction, the 2022 Football season will be played at EE Waddell Language Academy.
West Charlotte 1st opened its door in 1938. Notable alumni include former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, councilman-elect James “Smuggie” Mitchell, Mecklenburg County’s 1st Black public health nurse Thereasea Clark Elder and Carolina Panthers assistant coach Steve Wilks.
Check out pictures of the new West Charlotte High School below.