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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is an above average, public school district located in Charlotte, NC. It has 147,638 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1170
6,535 responses
Average ACT
26
3,698 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
147,638
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,674/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$60,886
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Median Home Value
$200,500
National
$184,700

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been a significant part of my journey. I appreciate the hands-on learning and healthy school communities that the district strives to provide. If there was one thing CMS could change, it would be the level of diversity and experiences in certain schools within the district. Throughout the years, I have experienced four different settings. One of the settings was at Westerly Hills Academy in fifth grade. I had transferred from Steele Creek, which was a very diverse setting and allowed for me to develop appreciation and knowledge of different cultural backgrounds. However, when I attended Westerly Hills Academy, there was rarely any variety and a lack of cultural awareness. Higher educational pathways were presented, but there were different standards of expectation, motivation, or access within the surrounding community. Nevertheless, the staff were extremely caring and sought after additional opportunities to better the learning environment.
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I attended the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from K-12 grades. I now attend Winston Salem State University where I am studying Healthcare Management with a minor in Spanish! The schools prepared me for college. I was co-captain my senior year as a cheerleader for East Mecklenburg High School. I also worked part time at Bounce U. I am attempting to pay my college tuition without obtaining financial aid. This scholarship would enable me to continue to pay for my college tuition.
Every teacher I have had while attending public schools in this district have been very nice, caring, and involved in each students education. Not only the teachers, but the school staff on these campuses in which they are also very caring towards student success and their future. Tutoring is offered weekly and other various programs to help students who need it so they can excel in classes they are having difficulty in. Overall, I have enjoyed attending school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district!