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For the 2021 school year, there are 177 public schools serving 132,573 students in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Charlotte, NC are Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Providence Spring Elementary School and Jay M Robinson Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Charlotte, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Charlotte have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Charlotte, NC Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Charter School
    Math: 97% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5225 Seventy-seven Center Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    (704) 503-1112

    Grades: K-8 | 375 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Providence Spring Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10045 Providence Church Ln
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-6935

    Grades: K-5 | 947 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Jay M Robinson Middle School Math: 88% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5925 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-6944

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,181 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Polo Ridge Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11830 Tom Short Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-0749

    Grades: K-5 | 1,002 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Elon Park Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    11425 Ardrey Kell Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-1440

    Grades: K-5 | 1,113 student
  • Rank: #66.
    Irwin Academic Center Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    329 N. Irwin Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    (980) 343-5480

    Grades: K-5 | 425 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Selwyn Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2840 Colony Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    (980) 343-5835

    Grades: K-5 | 817 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Piedmont Ib Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1241 E 10th St
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    (980) 343-5435

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,062 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Park Road Montessori Magnet School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3701 Haven Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28209
    (980) 343-5830

    Grades: PK-6 | 516 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Dilworth Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    405 E. Park Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    (980) 343-2240

    Grades: K-5 | 672 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    South Charlotte Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8040 Strawberry Ln
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-3670

    Grades: 6-8 | 947 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Chantilly Montessori Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    701 Briar Creek Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    (980) 343-0692

    Grades: PK-6 | 351 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Community House Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9500 Community House Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-0689

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,830 student
  • Rank: #1414.
    Hawk Ridge Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9201 Bryant Farms Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-5927

    Grades: K-5 | 877 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Sharon Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4330 Foxcroft Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    (980) 343-6725

    Grades: K-5 | 857 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Mckee Road Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4101 Mckee Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270
    (980) 343-3970

    Grades: K-5 | 500 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Beverly Woods Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6001 Quail Hollow Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    (980) 343-3627

    Grades: K-5 | 747 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Olde Providence Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3800 Rea Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28226
    (980) 343-3755

    Grades: K-5 | 714 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Randolph Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4400 Water Oak Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    (980) 343-6700

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,133 student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Waddell Language Academy Magnet School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7030 Nations Ford Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    (980) 343-5815

    Grades: K-8 | 1,381 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Bain Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    11540 Bain School Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28227
    (980) 343-6915

    Grades: K-5 | 931 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Highland Mill Montessori Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3201 Clemson Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    (980) 343-5525

    Grades: PK-6 | 294 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Corvian Community School Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9501 David Taylor Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    (704) 717-7550

    Grades: K-8 | 825 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Ballantyne Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    15425 Scholastic Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-0413

    Grades: K-5 | 836 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    J T Williams Secondary Montessori Magnet School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2400 Carmine St
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    (980) 343-0040

    Grades: 7-10 | 167 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Highland Creek Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7242 Highland Creek Pkwy
    Charlotte, NC 28269
    (980) 343-1065

    Grades: K-5 | 599 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Palisades Park Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    15321 York Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28278
    (980) 343-9895

    Grades: K-5 | 737 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Charlotte Lab School Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    301 E 9th Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    (704) 464-3830

    Grades: K-6 | 534 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Collinswood Language Academy Magnet School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4000 Applegate Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28209
    (980) 343-5820

    Grades: K-8 | 799 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Alexander Graham Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1800 Runnymede Ln
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    (980) 343-5810

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,465 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Endhaven Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6815 Endhaven Ln
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (980) 343-5436

    Grades: PK-5 | 742 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Cotswold Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 Greenwich Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    (980) 343-6720

    Grades: K-5 | 785 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Barringer Academic Center Magnet School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1546 Walton Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28208
    (980) 343-5533

    Grades: K-5 | 540 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Queen City Stem School Charter School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8701 Mallard Creek Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    (980) 299-6633

    Grades: K-8 | 522 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Morehead Stem Academy Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7810 Neal Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    (980) 343-5775

    Grades: K-8 | 1,052 student
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