Charlotte school information

IndexCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores44%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools1261,89579,221
Total private schools5851024,874
Total post-secondary schools231837,963
The Charlotte, NC educational system consists of 126 public schools, 58 private schools and 23 post-secondary schools. Charlotte public schools have average test scores of 44% which is equal to than the North Carolina average and 11% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charlotte public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.0% have completed high school, 42.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Charlotte are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 126 public schools in Charlotte.
  • 86.8% of people in Charlotte have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.0% of people in Charlotte have completed high school.
  • 42.0% of people in Charlotte have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Charlotte

IndexCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade86.8%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school86.0%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college69.9%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.3%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.0%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.2%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Charlotte (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Weddington, NC10,25486%74%
Marvin, NC6,05681%65%
Wesley Chapel, NC8,21776%54%
Tega Cay, SC9,02670%43%
Fort Mill, SC13,18169%40%
Charlotte, NC808,83444%11%

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Fort Worth, TX815,93068%39%
Columbus, OH837,03852%6%
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San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
Jacksonville, FL856,61643%13%
Charlotte, NC808,83444%11%
Source: The Charlotte, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.