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South Mecklenburg High School
  • Public
  • CHARLOTTE, NC

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Administration
    grade B
  7. Sports
    grade B+
  8. Food
    grade C
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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South Mecklenburg High School is a highly rated, public school located in CHARLOTTE, NC. It has 3,202 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

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South Mecklenburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
623 responses
Average ACT
26
377 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$111,897
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$326,930
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 61 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
  • Sport Events
    23%
  • The pep rallies before homecoming games.
    23%
  • Our plays its go big or go home at south
    14%
  • Homecoming and Reverse Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Highschool nation tour
    8%
  • Painting the rock
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,202
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 71 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 71 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 71 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 86 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 86 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 86 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,674 / year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 85 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 85 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 85 responses

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