West Mecklenburg High School

  • West Mecklenburg High School serves 2,040 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • 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 2040 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,040 students
West Mecklenburg High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %West Mecklenburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
West Mecklenburg High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWest Mecklenburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
West Mecklenburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
West Mecklenburg High School American Indian Students (1994-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
West Mecklenburg High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
21%
16%
West Mecklenburg High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
64%
26%
West Mecklenburg High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
9%
50%
West Mecklenburg High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
4%
West Mecklenburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWest Mecklenburg High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.540.66
West Mecklenburg High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
99%
52%
West Mecklenburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
West Mecklenburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District's student population of 145,636 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 $15,899 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 60% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,588 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District NameCharlotte-mecklenburg s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
166
1
Number of Students Managed145,636912
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate70%76%
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,297 MM$18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$1,530 MM$18 MM
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$15,899$10,864
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,588$10,591
Charlotte-mecklenburg s School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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