West Mecklenburg High School

West Mecklenburg High School serves 1,823 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
West 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 1823 students has declined by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,823 students
West Mecklenburg High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
West Mecklenburg High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Mecklenburg High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
West Mecklenburg High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
2%
West Mecklenburg High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
16%
13%
West Mecklenburg High School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
63%
27%
West Mecklenburg High School Black (1988-2012)
White
10%
52%
West Mecklenburg High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Mecklenburg High School Sch Ethnicity West 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.
0.57 0.89
West Mecklenburg High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
69%
45%
West Mecklenburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
8%
8%
West Mecklenburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harding University High School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Wilson Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tuckaseegee Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Charlotte Wilson Middle School
    7020 Tuckaseegee Rd
    Charlotte , NC , 28214
    (980)343-6070
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Charlotte Tuckaseegee Elementary School
    2028 Little Rock Rd
    Charlotte , NC , 28214
    (980)343-6055
    0.7  mi  |  819  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Charlotte Pawtuckett Elementary School
    8701 Moores Chapel
    Charlotte , NC , 28214
    (980)343-6085
    2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Charlotte Allenbrook Elementary School
    1430 Allenbrook Dr
    Charlotte , NC , 28208
    (980)343-6004
    2.4  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Charlotte Westerly Hills Elementary School
    4420 Denver Ave
    Charlotte , NC , 28208
    (980)343-6021
    2.5  mi  |  484  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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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.