Mallard Creek High School

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Mallard Creek High School
Mavericks
Address
3825 Johnston Oehler Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto Prepare our students to succeed in a global society through a quality education.
Established August, 2007
School district Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Oversight Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board
Principal Kevin Garay
Faculty 147
Grades 9-12
Enrollment about 2,300
Color(s) Navy Blue, Cardinal Red, Vegas Gold
              
Athletics MeCKa (athletic conference)
Mascot Mavericks
Yearbook Unbridled
Website

Mallard Creek High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the 21st high school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The school opened to 1,200 students on August 27, 2007.

Campus and facilities[edit]

Built in the similar style as its sister school, Ardrey Kell High School, Mallard Creek is a three-story, pre-cast concrete building, surrounding a large central courtyard. The school is located in a rural section of Mecklenburg County, near the I-485 belt loop, and the Highland Creek community. The concrete is colored in certain exterior areas to represent the school's colors: Navy Blue, Cardinal Red and Vegas Gold. At over 351,000 square feet (32,600 m2), it is one of the largest single-school buildings in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, and the largest school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. The school has a football stadium (with a turf field), a baseball–softball complex, and a large gymnasium, as well as an adjoining practice gymnasium, tennis courts, and soccer fields. The school shares practice fields and the athletic stadium with nearby Mallard Creek Community Park, and local community athletic groups.

Athletics[edit]

Mallard Creek's teams are known as the "Mavericks". The school competes in the MeCKa 4A athletic conference.[1] The school's football team won the NCHSAA State 4AA Championship in 2013, 2014, and again in 2015. In track and field the men's 4x200-meter relay team won the 4A state championship in 2013, and the men's 4x100 meter team won the 4A state championship in 2014. Alycia Springs was the 2014 4A women's track and field shot put state champion.[2] On February 14, 2015 Keon Howe won the state championship in high jump at the NCHSAA 4A indoor track state championships. Waddell McNeely won the 2015 NCHSAA 4A State Championship in wrestling for 160 lb. weight class on February 21, 2015. The Men's Track and Field team won its first NCHSAA 4A State Championship on May 9, 2015.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2013–17" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Keeping Calm, But Throwing Far". The Creek Chronicle. The Creek Chronicle. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°21′55″N 80°46′11″W / 35.3652°N 80.7696°W / 35.3652; -80.7696