Essie Mae Kiser Foxx

Charter School

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ESSIE MAE KISER FOXX CHARTER SCHOOL, also known as “Essie’s School,” is named for the late Essie Mae Kiser Foxx, a prominent community leader in East Spencer, NC.  Essie’s School is a community-centric school of choice— a free public school — that opened in August 2018 for grades kindergarten through four. It will add a grade each year until reaching grade 8 and becoming a K-8 school. We will enroll of 150 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the school receives more than 150 applicants, decisions on final slots will be determined by a lottery.

Charter School Camp

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School will host a Jump Start Camp for students K-6th grade whom are enrolled at EMKF charter school. Camp begins July 27-August 07, 2020. Students will arrive at 8:00am until 2:30 pm. We are strongly encouraging parents to drive students to camp. 

We can be reached by phone (704) 603-4460 or by email: for questions and inquiries. 

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    Lapricia Whitener

    “ No, child gets left behind at Essie Mae, they really care about my child’s education.”

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    Warkena Hunter

    "Essie Mae Foxx Charter School

    really cares about my child’s education"

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    Michele Acevedo-McGarrah 

    "We are very pleased with the charter school, and grateful for the free after-school program."

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729 N. long St. , East Spencer, NC 28144​


PO Box 400, East Spencer, NC 28039

Tel.704-603-4460. | Fax. 980-352-1819