• ​​River Gate Elementary was built to relieve overcrowding for Winget Park and Lake Wylie Elementary. We opened our doors to students and families in 2009 and became a p​art of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. River Gate’s name, mascot, and school colors were chosen by parents and students of the school.  River Gate’s name is derived from this area being referred to as the “Gateway to the River” and it also is synonymous with the River Gate shopping center. ​Our school feeds into neighboring Southwest Middle School and eventually our students will attend Olympic High School. 


    School Facts

    · Home of the Gators!

    · We celebrate our diversity

    · Approximately 740 students

    · Opened in 2009

    · Active PTA and SIT