South Mecklenburg High School

South Mecklenburg High School serves 2,373 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
South Mecklenburg High School operates within the Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 2373 students has grown by 18% over five years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,373 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
Students by Grade South Mecklenburg High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Asian
3%
2%
Hispanic
21%
13%
Black
28%
27%
White
43%
52%
All Ethnic Groups South Mecklenburg High School Sch Ethnicity South Mecklenburg High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 0.44
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
45%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 141,062 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
173
4
Number of Students Managed 141,062 1,682
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 74%
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,699 MM $19 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,620 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,581 $11,105
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,995 $10,880
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kennedy Charter (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Quail Hollow Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Smithfield Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CharlotteQuail Hollow Middle School
    2901 Smithfld Ch Rd
    CharlotteNC 28210
    (980)343-3620
    0.4 mi | 909 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • CharlotteSmithfield Elementary School
    3200 Smithfield Church Rd
    CharlotteNC 28210
    (980)343-6550
    0.5 mi | 611 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • CharlotteKennedy Charter
    Charter School
    1717 Sharon Rd Wes
    CharlotteNC 28210
    (704)688-2939
    Charter School

    1 mi | 308 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • PinevilleSterling Elementary School
    9601 China Grv Ch Rd
    PinevilleNC 28134
    (980)343-3636
    1.6 mi | 547 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • CharlotteHuntingtowne Farms Elementary School
    2520 Huntingtowne Farms Lan
    CharlotteNC 28210
    (980)343-3625
    1.7 mi | 862 students | Gr. KG-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 03, 2014 - Presently I am living out of the school district due to my employment, but will be returning this year. I have had two stepchildren and two children to graduate from SMH. The last to graduate had Dr. Furr as her principal and cited how the school drastically changed; others to date speak of inequality among students and poor school atmosphere. Should I seek somewhere else? I hesitantly recommend the school since I don't have all the facts. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Charlotte, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.04, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Charlotte is Lake Wylie Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.