The List Of Best Schools In North Carolina’s Largest School District Is Out-Does Your Child Attend One?
When starting a retail business, you are told the three most important things are location, location, and location. Similarly, when buying a home, location is-and should be-a primary consideration. Specifically, what school district (or further, what schools within the district) does your neighborhood feed. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the state of North Carolina’s largest school district. Honestly, within it there are “bad” schools and tremendous ones. Niche.com has published their list of the top elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. Here’s what they say.
When it comes to elementary schools, from third to first, the ranking goes: Polo Ridge Elementary School, Highland Hill Montessori School, and New Rea Farms STEM K-8 School. Normally, I would gripe about the loss of a great golf course but welcome a great school where Charlotte Golf Links once was. According to Niche.com, It has 961 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading. In my opinion, that teacher to student ratio is HUGE when it comes to this success.
As far as middle schools go, from third to first, the ranking goes: Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Community House Middle School, and topping the list (once again) is New Rea Farms STEM K-8 School.
And when it comes to CMS High Schools, from third to first, the ranking goes: Providence High School, Charlotte Engineering Early College, and topping the list Ardrey Kell High School. Despite having almost 35oo students, Ardrey Kelll still boasts an impressive 21 to 1 student to teacher ratio. And as far as testing goes? Results show that AK has more than righted the ship post-pandemic. According to the latest scores of Ardrey Kell High School’s kids, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Does your child attend one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ top schools?