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For the 2021 school year, there are 205 public schools serving 162,213 students in Mecklenburg County, NC. Mecklenburg County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Mecklenburg County, 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.
Mecklenburg County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Mecklenburg County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Mecklenburg County 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.
    Elizabeth Lane Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    121 Elizabeth Ln
    Matthews, NC 28105
    (980) 343-5700

    Grades: K-5 | 1,088 student
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Bailey Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    11900 Bailey Rd
    Cornelius, NC 28031
    (980) 343-1068

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,612 student
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    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: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    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: #1616.
    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: #1717.
    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: #1818.
    Grand Oak Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    15410 Stumptown Rd
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-2063

    Grades: K-5 | 601 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    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: #2020.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    Huntersville Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    200 Gilead Rd
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (980) 343-3835

    Grades: K-5 | 810 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    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: #2424.
    Crestdale Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    940 Sam Newell Rd
    Matthews, NC 28105
    (980) 343-5755

    Grades: 6-8 | 764 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Davidson Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    635 South St
    Davidson, NC 28036
    (980) 343-3900

    Grades: K-5 | 704 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    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: #2727.
    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: #2828.
    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: #2929.
    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: #3030.
    Socrates Academy Charter School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3909 Weddington Rd
    Matthews, NC 28105
    (704) 321-1711

    Grades: K-8 | 686 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    J.v. Washam Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9611 Westmoreland Rd
    Cornelius, NC 28031
    (980) 343-1071

    Grades: K-5 | 1,078 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    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: #3333.
    Community School Of Davidson Charter School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    404 Armour Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
    (704) 897-8061

    Grades: K-12 | 1,366 student
  • Rank: #3434.
    Lake Norman Charter Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    12435 Old Statesville Road
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (704) 948-8600

    Grades: K-12 | 1,907 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Cornelius Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    21126 Catawba Ave
    Cornelius, NC 28031
    (980) 343-3905

    Grades: K-5 | 614 students
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