About Poplin Elementary

About Poplin Elementary

  • Attendance Policy
  • Bell Times
  • Forms
  • School Calendar
  • School Report Card
  • Site-Based Management Team

About Our School

  • Poplin Elementary serves kindergarten through fifth-grade students and is located in Indian Trail. We offer dual language immersion for kindergarten through fifth grade, music, art, physical education, STEAM classes, and one-to-one devices for students in grades three through five. Students and staff are divided into four houses to create a positive climate and culture that builds character, relationships and school spirit.

Fast Facts

    • Traditional Calendar
    • Start Bell: 7:30 a.m.
    • End Bell: 2 p.m
    • Mascot: Patriots
    • Colors: Green and yellow

School History / Community Info

  • Poplin Elementary, built in 2009, is one of five elementary schools in the Porter Ridge Cluster. After our fifth-grade students leave us, most attend Porter Ridge Middle School and Porter Ridge High School.

    Poplin is one of two schools in the Porter Ridge Cluster to host the Dual Language Immersion Program in Spanish. Currently, we have one class in kindergarten through grade 5. Students are taught curriculum for each subject area in Spanish. The goal of the program is for our students to be fluent in Spanish once they leave the fifth grade.

    In order to broaden the scope of global learning at Poplin, we have a Global STEAM Lab. In this lab, students study current global issues through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). We also have a 3-D printer that allows teachers and students hands-on experience from conception to creation.

    Poplin is fortunate to have a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that supports our school in a variety of ways. Our PTA has provided shade structures and additional swings for our playground, provided SMART boards and iPads for our classrooms, a projector in our gymnasium, and refurbished our entire Media Center. This past year PTA hired an outside artist to paint over 25 activities and games on the black-top areas for students to play! There are multiple ways to volunteer and become involved in our PTA.

    We work together to create a learning environment that is safe, inviting, and secures the success of all students. We accelerate student learning by providing:

    • Collaborative opportunities
    • Supportive environment 
    • Student leadership
    • Celebrations of achievements 
    • Contributions to Poplin’s school culture

Meet Our School Leaders

  • Shanda Lauri (Principal)

  • Randal Watts (Assistant Principal)

  • School Performance Director

  • Professional Advisory Council Representatives