Charlotte NC public school rankings 2014 are a helpful tool for families deciding where to purchase a home. Finding the perfect home in a great neighborhood with top-ranked public schools is a goal of many Charlotte NC home buyers. Top schools not only benefit the students with a great education, but they also help maintain real estate values, protect against extreme market fluctuations, and will likely give you an advantage when you sell in the future.
The NC Department of Public Instruction doesn’t rank public schools, it just reports the results of end-of-grade testing. But I did it for you! I pulled the data out from Charlotte elementary, middle and high schools, and created my own charts that rank the schools according to test scores for the 2013-2014 school year. Remember, there’s a lot MORE to a school than just its test scores – arts, music, athletics, extracurricular activities, safety, etc. But test scores do offer a benchmark for comparisons.
Charlotte NC Public School Rankings 2014 – Test Scores Increase Across the Board
I will say that I was happy to see the increase in overall test scores for Charlotte public schools. Last year, the scores dropped significantly because North Carolina had adopted the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). NC and many other states saw huge drops in their test scores, which apparently is common when adopting new standards.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) test scores increased this year in all areas tested. CMS schools also showed great improvement in college and career preparedness – a new proficiency standard. Also, the NC Dept. of Public Instruction says that 82.8% of Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools met or exceeded their growth requirements during the last school year. If you look at the scores from some of the lower performing schools, this statement is disheartening – it shows that the bar was pretty low for some of these schools. But, every bit of progress is a positive thing, right?
I am going to post the top 10 Charlotte NC public school rankings 2014 for elementary, middle and high school. If you want the FULL chart with all schools, email me and I will send you my full charts!
Charlotte NC Public School Rankings 2014 – Elementary Schools
Here are the top-ranked public elementary schools in Charlotte NC:
- Providence Spring Elementary – Homes for sale in Providence Spring Elementary School zone
- Polo Ridge Elementary – Homes for sale in Polo Ridge Elementary School zone
- Hawk Ridge Elementary – Homes for sale in Hawk Ridge Elementary School zone
- Irwin Academic Center – (Magnet school for gifted and talented – no school zones)
- Huntersville Elementary – Homes for sale in Huntersville Elementary School zone
- McKee Road Elementary – Homes for sale in McKee Road Elementary School zone
- Grand Oak Elementary – Homes for sale in Grand Oak Elementary School zone
- Elizabeth Lane Elementary – Homes for sale in Elizabeth Lane Elementary School zone
- Elon Park Elementary – Homes for sale in Elon Park Elementary School zone
- Dilworth Elementary – Homes for sale in Dilworth Elementary School zone
Charlotte NC Public School Rankings 2014 – Middle Schools
Here are the top-ranked public middle schools in Charlotte NC:
- Jay M. Robinson Middle – Homes for sale in the Jay M. Robinson Middle School zone
- South Charlotte Middle – Homes for sale in the South Charlotte Middle School zone
- Piedmont Open IB Middle – (Magnet school)
- Community House Middle – Homes for sale in the Community House Middle School zone
- Crestdale Middle – Homes for sale in the Crestdale Middle School zone
- Bailey Middle – Homes for sale in the Bailey Middle School zone
- Waddell Language Academy – (Magnet school)
- Randolph Middle – Homes for sale in Randolph Middle School zone
- Carmel Middle (tied for 9th) – Homes for sale in Carmel Middle School zone
- Morehead STEM Academy (tied for 9th) – (Magnet school)
Charlotte NC Public School Rankings 2014 – High Schools
Here are the top-ranked public high schools in Charlotte NC:
- Providence High – Homes for sale in Providence High School zone
- Ardrey Kell High – Homes for sale in Ardrey Kell High School zone
- Hough High – Homes for sale in William Amos Hough High School zone
- Myers Park High – Homes for sale in Myers Park High School zone
- Olympic High – Math English Technology Science – Homes for sale in Olympic High School zone
- South Mecklenburg – Homes for sale in South Mecklenburg High School zone
- Olympic High – Biotech Health Public Administration – Homes for sale in Olympic High School zone
- Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology – (Magnet School)
- Independence High – Homes for sale in Independence High School zone
- Butler High – Homes for sale in Butler High School zone
South Charlotte Real Estate Expert
If you’re thinking about buying a home in Charlotte NC, please check out my buyers’ pages on my website! There’s a lot of information there to guide you through the process, including mortgage lending and the NC contract process. I’m happy to provide you with access to lots of information on Charlotte NC public school rankings 2014, and other information about Charlotte’s public schools. Visit my website at www.SouthCharlotteLifestyle.com to search for Charlotte homes for sale by school zone.
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If you’d like to see my charts with the full list of Charlotte NC public school rankings 2014, just email me at Melissa@MelissaBrownHomes.com, or call or text me at 704-654-9700. I look forward to hearing from you!