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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
East Mecklenburg High School is a highly rated, public school located in Charlotte, NC. It has 1,907 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
6800 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28212
Telephone
(980) 343-6430

East Mecklenburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
255 responses
Average ACT
24
102 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,588
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,587
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Sporting events
    26%
  • Homecoming/Senior Week/prom/powderpuff
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Dressing up occasionally
    9%
  • Music Revue, done every year by the choral program
    7%
  • Field trips
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,907
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,004
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,198/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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East Mecklenburg High School Reviews

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East Mecklenburg High School was the perfect fit for me because of the diversity, dedication, and the International Baccalaureate program offered by the school. The principal is very engaged, and the students and staff always show the up most support for the arts, sciences, academics, and sports. I graduated with my International Baccalaureate diploma, and because of my critical thinking skills were properly equipped, college was a breeze for me. East Meck is definitely the proper school for your child if you are looking for a school that offers challenging academics, a welcoming community, fun and engaging extra-curricular activities, and so much more. GO EAGLES!
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The teachers are fantastic! I have had some of my favorite teachers at East, I'm saying that with full confidence even after coming from another high school. They have lots of clubs and fun activities. The student boards work hard to make the school year fun, and they succeed. I happy to say that I am part if the school.
My experience so far at East Mecklenburg High School has been a rollercoaster. I feel like that is the best way that I can explain it as a whole. Most of the teachers here are fully invested and want to help you succeed while some teachers really seem to not care about the well-being of the students. I have gone through a few counselors within the past few years and I can say for sure that throughout my senior year my counselor has helped me the most any other counselor has helped. There have been some issues with safety but our principal, Mr.Parker has corrected it and made sure that every student in East Mecklenburg stays safe. Our sports teams are not the best but we still enjoy supporting our friends out there on the court/field/mat. This is by far the most diverse school that I have been to and I am proud to say that I am an East Mecklenburg High School student.