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Charlotte school information

Index Charlotte North Carolina National
Average Test Scores41%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools1261,89579,221
Total private schools5851024,874
Total post-secondary schools231837,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Charlotte are 15% 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

      Index Charlotte North Carolina National
      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%

      Charlotte, NC School Districts

      • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

      There are a total of 126 public schools, 58 private schools and 23 post-secondary schools in Charlotte. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Charlotte, NC schools is 41%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Charlotte, NC, an average of 86.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Marvin, NC6,67282%70.8%
      Tega Cay, SC10,83478%61.5%
      Fort Mill, SC19,92072%49.1%
      Matthews, NC32,68267%38.5%
      Cramerton, NC4,41766%37.5%
      Charlotte, NC873,57041%15.1%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      San Francisco, CA874,78447%2.6%
      Indianapolis, IN869,38733%32.2%
      Columbus, OH889,07940%16.1%
      Fort Worth, TX892,22139%18.1%
      Jacksonville, FL902,48850%3.4%
      Charlotte, NC873,57041%15.1%
      Source: The Charlotte, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 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.