Town of Matthews
School Safety & Education
Each day, more than 5,600 students attend our five public schools; including staff, the population of these five schools exceeds that of two-thords of the cities/towns within North Caolina.   But annually, our five schools rank among the safest within the school systems through staff & student surveys. How does this happen? It's due to the exceptional staff of police officers assigned to this critical responsibility. But while their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of everyone on the campuses, their passions and efforts go much further. Here's a brief introduction to this outstanding staff:

Officer Michelle Archer - as the full-time assigned School Resource Officer for David W Butler High School, Officer Archer brings more than 18 years of law enforcement training & experience to the campus of more than 2,100 students. In addition to her daily responsibilities, though, Officer Archer also leads the award-winning  Butler Campus Crime Stoppers. Additionally, she helped to create and still coordinates the services of the  Butler DREAM Team, a group of outstanding senior scholar athletes committed to being drug, alcohol, tobacco & violence free while upholding moral excellence.

Officer Calvin Young - with more than 23 years of law enforcement experience within the Matthews community, Officer Young daily ensures a safe learning environment at Crestdale Middle School. In addition to his numerous community service efforts, Officer Young also helped to establish and mentors the Crestdalle Middle School DREAM Team. The first-such middle school DREAM Team in the state; it's stated mission is: " promote positive lifestyles by being drug, alcohol, tobacco & violence free while developing skills necessary to promote citizenship and leadership to their peers and area elementary schools."

Officer Don Warren - ours is the only community within the county to provide School Resource Officers for our elementary schools, and Officer Warren provides this service with distintion. With more than 15 years of law enforcement service & training, he provides a critical  safety presence at our three public elementary schools: Crown Point, Elizabeth Lane and Matthews Elementary. But his devotion to mentoriing our youth does not stop there. Officer Warren also leads our department's Police Explorer Post. Annually, he works with more than thrity local teens, ages 14-20, throughout the school year; teaching them not only about law enforecement, but more importantly how to become mature, respectful and productive cicitens.  

Officer Karen Green - ours is a unique community;we are also one of the few communities within our region which still values and supports the DARE program for our students. But while the lessons provided through this Drug Abuse Resistance Education program are critically needed, they are only received and valued by our children when presented by a police officer with passion and integrity - and that absolutely describes Officer Karen Greene. With her more than 21 years of law enforcement service here in our community, and her passions as a parent, Officer Greene serves as a tremendous mentor, teacher, and additional 'parent' to our fifth grade students, all while partnering with Officer Warren in keeping our three elementary schools safe & secure.

So it should be quite evident why the matthews community boasts the highest rated 'safe' schools within Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
    School Safety

    Sgt. Stason Tyrrell

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    Butler High School

    Off. Michelle Archer
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    Crestdale Middle School

    Off. Don Warren
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    Crown Point, Elizabeth Lane & Matthews Elementary Schools

    Off. Karen Greene (DARE)
    (704) 841-

    Off. Don Warren (SRO)
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