West Mecklenburg High School

West Mecklenburg High School serves 1,931 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
West Mecklenburg High School operates within the Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District.
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1931 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,931 students
West Mecklenburg High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Mecklenburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 112 teachers
West Mecklenburg High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Mecklenburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
West Mecklenburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
6%
3%
West Mecklenburg High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
18%
15%
West Mecklenburg High School Black Students (1995-2013)
Black
64%
26%
West Mecklenburg High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
10%
51%
West Mecklenburg High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
2%
4%
West Mecklenburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.55 0.45
West Mecklenburg High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
67%
47%
West Mecklenburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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%
7%
West Mecklenburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District's student population of 142,991 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,770 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 33% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,169 is higher than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
165
1
Number of Students Managed 142,991 1,120
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 76%
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,297 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,530 MM $18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,770 $10,864
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,169 $10,591
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Harding University High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Whitewater Middle School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tuckaseegee Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • CharlotteTuckaseegee Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 783 students
    0.7 miles
    2028 Little Rock Rd
    CharlotteNC 28214
    (980)343-6055
    0.7KG-5783
  • CharlotteAllenbrook Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 482 students
    2.4 miles
    1430 Allenbrook Dr
    CharlotteNC 28208
    (980)343-6004
    2.4KG-5482
  • CharlotteWesterly Hills Academy
    Grades: PK-8 | 571 students
    2.5 miles
    4420 Denver Ave
    CharlotteNC 28208
    (980)343-6021
    2.5PK-8571
  • CharlotteHarding University High SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1671 students
    2.8 miles
    2001 Alleghany St
    CharlotteNC 28208
    (980)343-6007
    2.89-121671
  • CharlottePaw Creek Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 544 students
    3.1 miles
    1300 Cathey Rd
    CharlotteNC 28214
    (980)343-6088
    3.1PK-5544

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