North Kannapolis Elementary


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Welcome to North Kannapolis STEM Elementary School!

  • North Kannapolis STEM Elementary School is a Kindergarten through fifth grade school of approximately 300 students and 49 staff members located in Kannnapolis, NC. Our school has been in operation for generations and a lot of our students' parents and grandparents attended North Kannapolis. North Kannapolis is formerly known as Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and was renamed by the Kannapolis City Board of Education in July 2020. We have a wonderful staff with some newer faces, but veteran teachers who have been at this school for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on teaching the whole child as social and emotional skills are just as important as academics. We grow every student and meet them where they are. Our school focus is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and this will be our first year implementing a full STEM program. We are excited to expose children to multiple avenues of learning and implement a growth mindset in everything we do.

    North Kannapolis offers the following:

    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
    • Art, Music, Physical Education, and Media (Library)
    • 1 to 1 Technology in grades K-5
    • Before School Care
    • After School Care
    • Girls Who Code Club
    • Quarterly Family Events and Celebrations
    • Blended Technology Approach
    • 5-2-1-0 Wellness School
    • X2F Fitness Program (Internal/Sports Training with Students)
    • Small Classroom Sizes to increase student differentiation
    • AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted)
    • PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support)
    • Counseling Program (Full time school counselor)
    • Social Worker (part time)
    • English Language Learner Services
    • Fast Facts about North Kannapolis
    • NKE sits in Rowan County
    • Highest number of school choice requests out of all KCS elementary schools
    • Full time STEM teacher
    • Rooted in community tradition as one of the longest standing schools in KCS
  • School Information


    Dr. Lyndsey Pelusi, Principal                        

    Kim Keesee, Assistant Principal

    Front Office: 

    Tracy DellaPorta, Data Manager


    Student Arrival: Students may arrive between 7:50AM and 8:20AM. 

    Tardy Bell: 8:20AM (If your child is tardy, you must park and come inside the school to sign them in.)

    Dismissal Bell: 3:20PM  (All students must be picked up by 3:45PM)

    You may check out your child until 3:05PM.


    Before School Care

    Before school care opens at 7:00M. Cost is $50 per month, per student. 

    Payment must be made before the 1st of each month. We accept cash or debit/credit cards. 



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