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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is an above average, public school district located in Charlotte, NC. It has 146,211 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
600 East Fourth Street 5th Fl
Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone
(980) 343-6270

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
4,240 responses
Average ACT
25
2,409 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
146,211
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,296
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,278,989,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,023/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has provided so many technological advancements that other counties cannot provide to their students, such as SMART boards, Chromebooks, laptops, cameras, and much more. In terms of teachers, CMS works very hard to make sure teachers are exceeding qualifications and making sure that the teachers are encouraging their students to do their best! One of the best parts about CMS is the inclusion and diversity in schools. CMS makes sure that there is intermingling between people of different backgrounds so that the community is a better place. One of the drawbacks to CMS is transportation. There are not enough buses to accommodate the number of students enrolled in the county and the buses that the county currently owns are fairly old. If the county could improve on transporation, then CMS would be getting all 5 stars from me!
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My experience with Charlotte Mecklenburg School has been amazing! I am now a Junior in Rocky River High School and my school is so diverse and that is my thing about it because I have many different friendd of all colors, sex and religion
Another thing I have enjoyed in my CMS experience is the teachers in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools they really go above and beyond for their students to help them learn and prepare students for the real world. The only thing I would like to see change about CMS is the curriculum. I feel it is important to make sure that the schools in CMS have a updated curriculum so teachers are able to apply them for the students. I would also like to see a change in class materials especially in the Science and English department. Many teachers that teach these subjects have to go out of pocket to buy materials in order to do labs or in English there is never enough paper there for student's have to do everything online.
I am currently a senior in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, and what I can say for my 13 years of education is that CMS does indeed hire good educators, sometimes it is the students that need to apply themselves. CMS schools are safe, their sports and extracurriculars are fun pass times! The high schools in CMS are very competitive and it honestly brings school spirit!