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Top Scoring Public Schools in Charlotte NC 2014

Top scoring public schools in Charlotte NC - Providence High SchoolTop Scoring public schools in Charlotte NC 2014 are a helpful tool for families deciding where to purchase a home.  Finding the perfect home in a great neighborhood with top scoring public schools is a goal of many Charlotte NC home buyers.  Top schools not only benefit the students with a great education, but they also help maintain real estate values, protect against extreme market fluctuations, and will likely give you an advantage when you sell in the future.

Because the NC Department of Public Instruction doesn't rank public schools (it just reports test scores), I decided to put together some charts from the data that rank Charlotte elementary, middle and high schools.  These charts show test scores from the 2013-2014 school year.  Remember, there's a lot MORE to a school than just its test scores - arts, music, athletics, extracurricular activities, safety, etc.  But test scores do offer a benchmark for comparisons.

 I am going to post the top 10 Charlotte NC public school rankings 2014 for elementary, middle and high school.  If you want the FULL charts with all schools, email me and I will send you my full charts!


Top Scoring Public Schools in Charlotte NC 2014 - Test Scores Increase Across the Board

 I will say that I was happy to see the increase in overall test scores for Charlotte public schools.  Last year, the scores dropped significantly because North Carolina had adopted the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  NC and many other states saw huge drops in their test scores, which apparently is common when adopting new standards.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) test scores increased this year in all areas tested.  CMS schools also showed great improvement in college and career preparedness - a new proficiency standard.  Also, the NC Dept. of Public Instruction says that 82.8% of Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools met or exceeded their growth requirements during the last school year.   However, if you look all of the scores, including those from some of the lower performing schools, this statement is disheartening.  It shows that the bar was pretty low for some of these schools.  But, every bit of progress is a positive thing, right?

Remember, to see ALL of the scores, send me an email and I will gladly share them! 

Top Scoring Public Schools in Charlotte NC 2014Top Scoring Public Schools in Charlotte NC  2014 - Elementary Schools

Here are the top scoring public elementary schools in Charlotte NC:

  1. Providence Spring Elementary - Homes for sale in Providence Spring Elementary School zone
  2. Polo Ridge Elementary - Homes for sale in Polo Ridge Elementary School zone
  3. Hawk Ridge Elementary - Homes for sale in Hawk Ridge Elementary School zone
  4. Irwin Academic Center - (Magnet school for gifted and talented - no school zones)
  5. Huntersville Elementary - Homes for sale in Huntersville Elementary School zone
  6. McKee Road Elementary - Homes for sale in McKee Road Elementary School zone
  7. Grand Oak Elementary - Homes for sale in Grand Oak Elementary School zone
  8. Elizabeth Lane Elementary - Homes for sale in Elizabeth Lane Elementary School zone
  9. Elon Park Elementary - Homes for sale in Elon Park Elementary School zone
  10. Dilworth Elementary - Homes for sale in Dilworth Elementary School zone


Top scoring public schools in Charlotte 2014Top Scoring Public Schools in Charlotte NC  2014 - Middle Schools

Here are the top scoring public middle schools in Charlotte NC:

  1. Jay M. Robinson Middle - Homes for sale in the Jay M. Robinson Middle School zone
  2. South Charlotte Middle - Homes for sale in the South Charlotte Middle School zone
  3. Piedmont Open IB Middle - (Magnet school)
  4. Community House Middle - Homes for sale in the Community House Middle School zone
  5. Crestdale Middle - Homes for sale in the Crestdale Middle School zone
  6. Bailey Middle - Homes for sale in the Bailey Middle School zone
  7. Waddell Language Academy - (Magnet school)
  8. Randolph Middle - Homes for sale in Randolph Middle School zone
  9. Carmel Middle (tied for 9th) - Homes for sale in Carmel Middle School zone
  10. Morehead STEM Academy (tied for 9th) - (Magnet school)


Top scoring public schools in Charlotte NC 2014 - Providence High SchoolTop Scoring Public Schools in Charlotte NC  2014 - High Schools

Here are the top scoring public high schools in Charlotte NC:

  1. Providence High - Homes for sale in Providence High School zone
  2. Ardrey Kell High - Homes for sale in Ardrey Kell High School zone
  3. Hough High - Homes for sale in William Amos Hough High School zone
  4. Myers Park High - Homes for sale in Myers Park High School zone
  5. Olympic High - Math English Technology Science - Homes for sale in Olympic High School zone
  6. South Mecklenburg - Homes for sale in South Mecklenburg High School zone
  7. Olympic High - Biotech Health Public Administration - Homes for sale in Olympic High School zone
  8. Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology - (Magnet School)
  9. Independence High - Homes for sale in Independence High School zone
  10. Butler High - Homes for sale in Butler High School zone


South Charlotte Real Estate Expert

If you're thinking about buying a home in Charlotte NC, please check out my buyers' pages on my website!  There's a lot of information there to guide you through the process, including mortgage lending and the NC contract process.  I'm happy to provide you with access to lots of information on Charlotte NC public school rankings 2014, and other information about Charlotte's public schools.  Visit my website at www.SouthCharlotteLifestyle.com to search for Charlotte homes for sale by school zone.

If you're considering selling your South Charlotte or Union County home, I would love to partner with you in listing your home for sale.  There's a LOT more to marketing real estate properties today than even just 5 years ago.  Check out my sellers info pages to see what I'm talking about!   I market where today's buyers are - on the Internet, and more and more, on mobile devices.  So my marketing efforts target these homebuyers, meaning that your home will have more exposure than the competition.  More exposure means more opportunities to sell your home.  Call me today to ask about my comprehensive, 21-point marketing plan!

If you'd like to see my charts with the full list of top scoring public schools in Charlotte 2014, just email me at Melissa@MelissaBrownHomes.com, or call or text me at 704-654-9700.  I look forward to hearing from you!


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Comment balloon 1 commentMelissa Brown • October 03 2014 01:46PM


Melissa, schools and their ratings are very important to many families whether are looking for a new home.  Good job!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

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