Carolina International School
- Carolina International School's student population of 916 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
|School Type||Charter School|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Total Students||916 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||58 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Carolina International School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,555 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (NC)|
|Overall School Rank (16-17)||#1373 out of 2555 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1||16:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch||n/a|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Carolina International School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Harrisburg A.c.e. Academy Grades: K-8 | 423 students
7807 Caldwell Road
Harrisburg, NC 28075
(704)456-7153 0.7 K-8 423
- Harrisburg Harrisburg Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 1054 students
3900 Stallings Road
Harrisburg, NC 28075
(704)455-5118 1.9 K-5 1054
- Charlotte University Meadows Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 636 students
1600 Pavilion Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28262
(980)343-3685 2.6 PK-5 636
I'm not sure what you have to do to be included in the school community, but we were never made to feel like part of anything. Minimal academic progress - we are actually seeing better progress since school closed due to the virus shutdown. Our child doesn't miss school at all. The most communication we ever received was related to (very mild) behaviors. I guess if you're part of the right crowd, this is a tight-knit community, but we can barely get straight answers regarding the dates of school events.
- Posted by Parent - Not Impressed
We have been so happy at this school. Every single staff member and teacher I have encountered has been kind, caring and creative- and passionate about their job at CIS! Our daughter is thriving and we love being a part of this school family.
- Posted by Parent - Jen
This school has really made great progress over the years, improving their system, their teachers and programs. They seem to have a great team and everyone strives hard to accomplish the goal of providing an education to all students.
- Posted by Parent - Proud Parent
My child has been enrolled at this school since Kindergarten. Besides the issues of embezzlement which led to severe financial difficulties, I have not found that this school has performed according to the standards that were presented at open house. My child is very bright but has had difficulties with behavior. He has mild ADHD. Neither his teachers nor administration has met his needs despite our efforts to assist them in doing so. There is a definite club-like atmosphere here . . . the parents run the school. My desire is for my child to have the best educational experience he can get and quite frankly, CIS HAS NOT met that expectation. Our neighborhood school has a better report card than CIS. We plan to go there.
- Posted by Parent - jacks
I have 2 children and have been a part of the school since it started. As a school we have had many wounderful times as well as many rough times. My oldest child is in 5th grade and has had a pretty good experience. Although we had a teacher who was not the greatest continue to move up as our children did, she has done very well and loves the school. Our son who has learning problems, did not fare as well, but loved the school. I would not hesitate to send a child to this school and we are looking forward to a new chapter as the school get a new director and principal. The previous made many parents feel put off and they did not seem to want parents at school. I will continue to support the school and be involved.
- Posted by Parent - cathi
As a teacher from both private and public schools in this area, I would beg parents to not put their child/children in this school. It is a joke academically and quite frankly, the cult like followers paint a wonderful, but (unfortunately for students and parents) an entirely fictitious picture of this so called charter school. I have found that most children in these classrooms are behind their public school peers in most academic areas. In fact, I have tutored many of these children. There is no evidence to back up the claims that this school is better academically than others in the area. In fact, if you do your research, you will find the opposite to be true. People and some of the parents in this school have the misconception that because it is a charter school, it must stand up to more rigorous standards. This is entirely false. Call the NC of Public Instruction and find out for yourself the complaints against Carolina International School before you even think about placing your child here. It is very sad that new comers are deceived into believing that their child will grow more in this school than in their neighborhood schools. Do your research people. You might also find it interesting that every year, more than 1/2 of the staff leave this school. That says more than anything.
- Posted by Teacher - karen
Not worth all of the trouble once you get in. Test scores are so-so. Nothing there for Advanced/Gifted students. Teachers are pretty good, but held back by a messed up Administration.
- Posted by Parent - karen