How good are the schools in Charlotte, NC?

Charlotte encompasses 113 public elementary, middle and high schools. Charlotte also has 128 private schools. Sixteen high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Charlotte is also home to 10 colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.


Charlotte has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
151,842
Total Teachers
9,823

Student-Teacher Ratio

15:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Charlotte

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Nearby School Districts

Union County Public Schools
11 High Schools
Gaston County Schools
11 High Schools
Cabarrus County Schools
9 High Schools
Rowan-Salisbury Schools
7 High Schools
Lincoln County Schools
5 High Schools
Lancaster 01
4 High Schools
York 03
3 High Schools

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