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Overall Niche Grade
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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 147,337 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools...
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
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
5,820 responses
Average ACT
25
3,206 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
147,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,004
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,278,989,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,198/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

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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!
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I have been attending CMS schools ever since pre-k I have always felt welcomed and safe all througout my school years, up to know in highschool I am still loving my experience with CMS schools and there structure of teaching. I have always been an A B honor roll student and it is all thanks to the structure the teachers teach and the support CMS provides for it students!
Charlotte Mecklenburg schools have me my first experience with diversity my elementary school and middle school years. Because I am in the IB program at my high school it requires multiple resources and support from our peers, teachers, administration and parents. IB offers higher level classes with rigorous study habits and homework time, rarely leaving time to go and participate in extracurricular activities but me and my classmates have learned to sacrifice or lives and daily sleep to achieve the highest education because we only get one shot. I attend a Title 1 school but I take the highest level class (International Bachelorette Programme); we are limited on resources and opportunities other schools of a higher ranking receive. Although it is my last year I hope to see changes with diversity as well as equity for resources.