Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Best Elementary Schools in the Charlotte, NC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Charlotte, NC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Charlotte, NC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Charlotte area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Charlotte-area elementary schools including Weddington Elementary School, Providence Spring Elementary School, Rea View Elementary School, and Elon Park Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy, Pine Lake Preparatory School, Community School of Davidson, and Lake Norman Charter School.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Charlotte-area elementary school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Elementary Schools in the Charlotte Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
1 Weddington Elementary School Matthews, NC Regular PK-5
2 Providence Spring Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
3 Rea View Elementary School Waxhaw, NC Regular K-5
4 Elon Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
5 Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy Charlotte, NC Charter K-8
6 Elizabeth Lane Elementary School Matthews, NC Regular K-5
7 Polo Ridge Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
8 Antioch Elementary School Matthews, NC Regular K-5
9 Beverly Woods Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
10 McKee Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
11 Marvin Elementary School Marvin, NC Regular PK-5
12 New Town Elementary School Waxhaw, NC Regular PK-5
13 Olde Providence Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
14 Grand Oak Elementary School Huntersville, NC Regular K-5
15 Hawk Ridge Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
16 Waddell Language Academy Charlotte, NC Regular K-8
17 Huntersville Elementary School Huntersville, NC Regular K-5
18 Bain Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
19 Chantilly Montessori School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-6
20 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Waxhaw, NC Regular PK-5
21 Davidson Elementary School Davidson, NC Regular K-5
22 St James Elementary School Denver, NC Regular PK-5
23 Rock Springs Elementary School Denver, NC Regular PK-5
24 Torrence Creek Elementary School Huntersville, NC Regular K-5
25 Dilworth Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
26 Community School of Davidson Davidson, NC Charter K-12
27 Ballantyne Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
28 J.V. Washam Elementary School Cornelius, NC Regular K-5
29 Park Road Montessori School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-6
30 Pine Lake Preparatory School Mooresville, NC Charter K-12
31 Cox Mill Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
32 Kensington Elementary School Waxhaw, NC Regular K-5
33 Harrisburg Elementary School Harrisburg, NC Regular K-5
34 Sharon Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
35 Mountain Island Charter School Mt. Holly, NC Charter K-12
36 Highland Mill Montessori Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-6
37 Selwyn Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
38 Palisades Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
39 Poplin Elementary School Indian Trail, NC Regular PK-5
40 Woodland Heights Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-5
41 Unionville Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
42 Socrates Academy Matthews, NC Charter K-8
43 Lake Norman Charter School Huntersville, NC Charter 5-12
44 Central Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
45 Catawba Springs Elementary School Denver, NC Regular PK-5
46 Matthews Elementary School Matthews, NC Regular PK-5
47 Stallings Elementary School Stallings, NC Regular K-5
48 South Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-3
49 Lake Norman Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-5
50 McAlpine Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
51 Irwin Academic Center Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
52 Union Academy Monroe, NC Charter K-12
53 John M. Morehead STEM Academy Charlotte, NC Regular K-8
54 Coddle Creek Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-5
55 Lincoln Charter School Denver, NC Charter K-12
56 Belmont Central Elementary School Belmont, NC Regular 2-5
57 Corvian Community School Charlotte, NC Charter K-6
58 Cornelius Elementary School Cornelius, NC Regular K-5
59 Wesley Chapel Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular K-5
60 Highland Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
61 Endhaven Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
62 Park View Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-3
63 Barnette Elementary School Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5
64 Piedmont Community Charter School Gastonia, NC Charter K-12
65 Sherrills Ford Elementary School Sherrills Ford, NC Regular K-6
66 Cool Spring Elementary School Cleveland, NC Regular PK-5
67 Collinswood Language Academy Charlotte, NC Regular K-8
68 Union Elementary School Vale, NC Regular K-5
69 Shiloh Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
70 Patriots Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
71 East Mooresville Intermediate School Mooresville, NC Regular 4-6
72 Western Union Elementary School Waxhaw, NC Regular PK-5
73 Queen's Grant Community School Mint Hill, NC Charter K-12
74 W R Odell Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
75 Childers Elementary School Lincolnton, NC Regular PK-5
76 Barringer Academic Center Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
77 W A Bess Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
78 Rocky River Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-3
79 Mountain View Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-6
80 S Ray Lowder Elementary School Lincolnton, NC Regular PK-3
81 Oaklawn Language Academy Charlotte, NC Regular K-8
82 Mooresville Intermediate School Mooresville, NC Regular 4-6
83 Thunderbird Prep Cornelius, NC Charter K-5
84 American Renaissance School Statesville, NC Charter K-8
85 Cabarrus Charter Academy Concord, NC Charter K-10
86 Langtree Charter Academy Mooresville, NC Charter K-8
87 Lakeshore Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-5
88 Elizabeth Traditional Elementary Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
89 River Gate Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
90 Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail, NC Regular PK-5
91 Clear Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
92 Cotswold Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
93 Hemby Bridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC Regular PK-5
94 Smithfield Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
95 Eastover Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
96 Rocky River Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
97 Pumpkin Center Intermediate School Lincolnton, NC Regular 3-5
98 Myers Park Traditional Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
99 Clyde Campbell Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular K-6
100 Sardis Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
101 Charles H Tuttle Elementary School Maiden, NC Regular K-6
102 Harmony Elementary School Harmony, NC Regular PK-5
103 W M Jenkins Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-5
104 Winget Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
105 Charles E Boger Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular K-5
106 New Hope Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular K-5
107 Startown Elementary School Newton, NC Regular PK-6
108 Crown Point Elementary School Matthews, NC Regular K-5
109 Fairview Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
110 Trillium Springs Montessori Huntersville, NC Regular PK-4
111 Bradford Preparatory School Charlotte, NC Charter K-9
112 Sun Valley Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
113 Coltrane-Webb Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
114 Balls Creek Elementary School Newton, NC Regular PK-6
115 Pitts School Road Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
116 Bostian Elementary School China Grove, NC Regular K-5
117 Mount Pleasant Elementary School Mount Pleasant, NC Regular K-5
118 New Salem Elementary School Marshville, NC Regular PK-5
119 Aquadale Elementary School Norwood, NC Regular PK-5
120 Iron Station Elementary School Iron Station, NC Regular PK-5
121 Croft Community Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
122 Shepherd Elementary School Mooresville, NC Regular PK-5
123 Oakwood Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-5
124 Rock Rest Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
125 Blythe Elementary School Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5
126 Long Creek Elementary School Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5
127 North Brook Elementary School Vale, NC Regular PK-5
128 Faith Elementary School Faith, NC Regular K-5
129 Lowell Elementary School Lowell, NC Regular K-5
130 Webb A Murray Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-6
131 Carolina International School Concord, NC Charter K-12
132 Shuford Elementary School Conover, NC Regular K-5
133 Porter Ridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC Regular PK-5
134 Idlewild Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
135 Lansdowne Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
136 A T Allen Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
137 Mt Ulla Elementary School Mount Ulla, NC Regular K-5
138 Reedy Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
139 Waxhaw Elementary School Waxhaw, NC Regular PK-5
140 Pineville Elementary School Pineville, NC Regular K-5
141 Sharon Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
142 Love Memorial Elementary School Lincolnton, NC Regular PK-5
143 Oakboro Elementary School Oakboro, NC Regular PK-5
144 Lebanon Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
145 Snow Creek Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-6
146 University Meadows Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
147 Longview Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-5
148 Millbridge Elementary School China Grove, NC Regular PK-5
149 Cherryville Elementary School Cherryville, NC Regular PK-3
150 Weddington Hills Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
151 Union Grove Elementary School Union Grove, NC Regular PK-5
152 Badin Elementary School Badin, NC Regular K-5
153 Rankin Elementary School Mount Holly, NC Regular PK-5
154 Joseph W Grier Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
155 First Ward Arts Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
156 Lake Wylie Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
157 R Brown McAllister Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
158 Robinson Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-3
159 Stanfield Elementary School Stanfield, NC Regular PK-5
160 Wolf Meadow Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
161 Sugar Creek Charter School Charlotte, NC Charter K-10
162 Berewick Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
163 Forest Park Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular K-4
164 Paw Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
165 Shive Elementary School Rockwell, NC Regular PK-5
166 Cleveland Elementary School Cleveland, NC Regular K-5
167 Enochville Elementary School China Grove, NC Regular K-5
168 Statesville Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
169 Carl A Furr Elementary School Concord, NC Regular PK-5
170 Troutman Elementary School Troutman, NC Regular PK-5
171 Shamrock Gardens Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
172 Rockwell Elementary School Rockwell, NC Regular PK-5
173 Mallard Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
174 Central Elementary School Albemarle, NC Regular K-5
175 Wingate Elementary School Wingate, NC Regular PK-5
176 Oxford Elementary School Claremont, NC Regular PK-6
177 South Newton Elementary School Newton, NC Regular K-5
178 Pinewood Elementary School Mount Holly, NC Regular PK-5
179 Steele Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
180 Woodleaf Elementary School Woodleaf, NC Regular PK-5
181 Granite Quarry Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular PK-5
182 McAdenville Elementary School McAdenville, NC Regular K-5
183 Brookside Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
184 Pioneer Springs Community School Charlotte, NC Charter K-4
185 Morgan Elementary School Gold Hill, NC Regular PK-5
186 Locust Elementary School Locust, NC Regular K-5
187 University Park Creative Arts Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
188 Banoak Elementary School Vale, NC Regular K-6
189 Union Elementary School Wingate, NC Regular PK-5
190 Blackburn Elementary School Newton, NC Regular K-6
191 Millingport Elementary School Albemarle, NC Regular PK-5
192 Mountain Island Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-7
193 Maiden Elementary School Maiden, NC Regular K-6
194 Norwood Elementary School Norwood, NC Regular K-5
195 Celeste Henkel Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
196 Bethel Elementary School Midland, NC Regular K-5
197 Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
198 Piney Grove Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
199 Chapel Grove Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
200 Windsor Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
201 Stoney Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
202 River Oaks Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
203 Thornton Elementary School Newton, NC Regular K-5
204 Beverly Hills Elementary School Concord, NC Regular K-5
205 Kiser Elementary School Stanley, NC Regular 3-5
206 Hornets Nest Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
207 Tryon Elementary School Bessemer City, NC Regular PK-5
208 Costner Elementary School Dallas, NC Regular PK-5
209 Devonshire Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
210 Hawks Nest Intermediate School Gastonia, NC Regular 4-5
211 Merry Oaks Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
212 Richfield Elementary School Richfield, NC Regular K-5
213 Prospect Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular K-5
214 Catawba Heights Elementary School Belmont, NC Regular PK-5
215 Endy Elementary School Albemarle, NC Regular K-5
216 Pinewood Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
217 Scotts Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
218 Blaine Beam Intermediate Cherryville, NC Regular 4-5
219 Berryhill School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
220 Lyle Creek Elementary School Conover, NC Regular K-6
221 Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
222 J H Gunn Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
223 Viewmont Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-5
224 Carr Elementary School Dallas, NC Regular PK-5
225 David Cox Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
226 Winding Springs Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
227 Gardner Park Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
228 Whitewater Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
229 Rama Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
230 Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular PK-4
231 Claremont Elementary School Claremont, NC Regular PK-6
232 Kiser Intermediate School Lincolnton, NC Regular 4-5
233 Sherwood Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
234 East Iredell Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
235 GE Massey Elementary School Lincolnton, NC Regular PK-3
236 North Belmont Elementary School Belmont, NC Regular PK-5
237 Albemarle Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
238 United Community School Charlotte, NC Charter K-3
239 Jackson Park Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular K-4
240 Shady Brook Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular K-4
241 Highland Renaissance Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
242 Marshville Elementary School Marshville, NC Regular PK-5
243 Kannapolis Intermediate School Kannapolis, NC Regular 5-6
244 Catawba Elementary School Catawba, NC Regular PK-6
245 W M Irvin Elementary School Concord, NC Regular PK-5
246 Invest Collegiate Charlotte, NC Charter K-8
247 H H Beam Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
248 Hickory Grove Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
249 Landis Elementary School Landis, NC Regular PK-5
250 Rocky River Elementary School Concord, NC Regular PK-5
251 Forest Heights Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
252 KIPP Charlotte Charlotte, NC Charter 4-8
253 Battleground Elementary School Lincolnton, NC Regular PK-3
254 Hidden Valley Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
255 Oakdale Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
256 Greenway Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
257 Winecoff Elementary School Concord, NC Regular PK-5
258 China Grove Elementary School China Grove, NC Regular PK-5
259 Allenbrook Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
260 Nations Ford Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
261 Third Creek Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
262 Newell Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
263 Briarwood Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
264 Hurley Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular K-5
265 Sedgefield Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
266 Winterfield Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
267 Isenberg Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular PK-5
268 Billingsville Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
269 Montclaire Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
270 East Albemarle Elementary School Albemarle, NC Regular K-5
271 Saint Stephens Elementary School Conover, NC Regular K-6
272 Druid Hills Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
273 Success Charter School Statesville, NC Charter K-8
274 Southwest Elementary School Hickory, NC Regular PK-5
275 Fred L Wilson Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular PK-4
276 Reid Park Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
277 Overton Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular K-5
278 Royal Oaks Elementary School Kannapolis, NC Regular K-5
279 Benton Heights Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
280 Thomasboro Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
281 Lingerfeldt Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
282 Knollwood Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular K-5
283 East Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
284 Marie G Davis Military & Global Leadership Academy Charlotte, NC Regular K-12
285 Walter Bickett Elementary School Monroe, NC Regular PK-5
286 Tuckaseegee Elementary School Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
287 Cloverleaf Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
288 Woodhill Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
289 Dole Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular PK-5
290 Koontz Elementary School Salisbury, NC Regular K-5
291 Westerly Hills Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
292 Aristotle Preparatory Academy Charlotte, NC Charter K-5
293 Ashley Park PreK-8 School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
294 Walter G Byers School Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
295 Charlotte Choice Charter School Charlotte, NC Charter K-7
296 Sadler Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
297 Community Charter School Charlotte, NC Charter K-5
298 Pleasant Ridge Elementary School Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
299 Bessemer City Central Elementary School Bessemer City, NC Regular 3-5
300 N B Mills Elementary School Statesville, NC Regular PK-5
301 Sterling Elementary School Pineville, NC Regular PK-5
302 North Rowan Elementary School Spencer, NC Regular PK-5
303 Bruns Academy Charlotte, NC Regular PK-8
304 Kennedy Charter School Charlotte, NC Charter K-12
Rank School Name City
1 Weddington Elementary School Matthews, NC
2 Providence Spring Elementary School Charlotte, NC
3 Rea View Elementary School Waxhaw, NC
4 Elon Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
5 Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy Charlotte, NC
6 Elizabeth Lane Elementary School Matthews, NC
7 Polo Ridge Elementary School Charlotte, NC
8 Antioch Elementary School Matthews, NC
9 Beverly Woods Elementary School Charlotte, NC
10 McKee Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
11 Marvin Elementary School Marvin, NC
12 New Town Elementary School Waxhaw, NC
13 Olde Providence Elementary School Charlotte, NC
14 Grand Oak Elementary School Huntersville, NC
15 Hawk Ridge Elementary School Charlotte, NC
16 Waddell Language Academy Charlotte, NC
17 Huntersville Elementary School Huntersville, NC
18 Bain Elementary School Charlotte, NC
19 Chantilly Montessori School Charlotte, NC
20 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Waxhaw, NC
21 Davidson Elementary School Davidson, NC
22 St James Elementary School Denver, NC
23 Rock Springs Elementary School Denver, NC
24 Torrence Creek Elementary School Huntersville, NC
25 Dilworth Elementary School Charlotte, NC
26 Community School of Davidson Davidson, NC
27 Ballantyne Elementary School Charlotte, NC
28 J.V. Washam Elementary School Cornelius, NC
29 Park Road Montessori School Charlotte, NC
30 Pine Lake Preparatory School Mooresville, NC
31 Cox Mill Elementary School Concord, NC
32 Kensington Elementary School Waxhaw, NC
33 Harrisburg Elementary School Harrisburg, NC
34 Sharon Elementary School Charlotte, NC
35 Mountain Island Charter School Mt. Holly, NC
36 Highland Mill Montessori Elementary School Charlotte, NC
37 Selwyn Elementary School Charlotte, NC
38 Palisades Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
39 Poplin Elementary School Indian Trail, NC
40 Woodland Heights Elementary School Mooresville, NC
41 Unionville Elementary School Monroe, NC
42 Socrates Academy Matthews, NC
43 Lake Norman Charter School Huntersville, NC
44 Central Elementary School Statesville, NC
45 Catawba Springs Elementary School Denver, NC
46 Matthews Elementary School Matthews, NC
47 Stallings Elementary School Stallings, NC
48 South Elementary School Mooresville, NC
49 Lake Norman Elementary School Mooresville, NC
50 McAlpine Elementary School Charlotte, NC
51 Irwin Academic Center Charlotte, NC
52 Union Academy Monroe, NC
53 John M. Morehead STEM Academy Charlotte, NC
54 Coddle Creek Elementary School Mooresville, NC
55 Lincoln Charter School Denver, NC
56 Belmont Central Elementary School Belmont, NC
57 Corvian Community School Charlotte, NC
58 Cornelius Elementary School Cornelius, NC
59 Wesley Chapel Elementary School Monroe, NC
60 Highland Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
61 Endhaven Elementary School Charlotte, NC
62 Park View Elementary School Mooresville, NC
63 Barnette Elementary School Huntersville, NC
64 Piedmont Community Charter School Gastonia, NC
65 Sherrills Ford Elementary School Sherrills Ford, NC
66 Cool Spring Elementary School Cleveland, NC
67 Collinswood Language Academy Charlotte, NC
68 Union Elementary School Vale, NC
69 Shiloh Elementary School Monroe, NC
70 Patriots Elementary School Concord, NC
71 East Mooresville Intermediate School Mooresville, NC
72 Western Union Elementary School Waxhaw, NC
73 Queen's Grant Community School Mint Hill, NC
74 W R Odell Elementary School Concord, NC
75 Childers Elementary School Lincolnton, NC
76 Barringer Academic Center Charlotte, NC
77 W A Bess Elementary School Gastonia, NC
78 Rocky River Elementary School Mooresville, NC
79 Mountain View Elementary School Hickory, NC
80 S Ray Lowder Elementary School Lincolnton, NC
81 Oaklawn Language Academy Charlotte, NC
82 Mooresville Intermediate School Mooresville, NC
83 Thunderbird Prep Cornelius, NC
84 American Renaissance School Statesville, NC
85 Cabarrus Charter Academy Concord, NC
86 Langtree Charter Academy Mooresville, NC
87 Lakeshore Elementary School Mooresville, NC
88 Elizabeth Traditional Elementary Charlotte, NC
89 River Gate Elementary School Charlotte, NC
90 Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail, NC
91 Clear Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
92 Cotswold Elementary School Charlotte, NC
93 Hemby Bridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC
94 Smithfield Elementary School Charlotte, NC
95 Eastover Elementary School Charlotte, NC
96 Rocky River Elementary School Monroe, NC
97 Pumpkin Center Intermediate School Lincolnton, NC
98 Myers Park Traditional Elementary School Charlotte, NC
99 Clyde Campbell Elementary School Hickory, NC
100 Sardis Elementary School Monroe, NC
101 Charles H Tuttle Elementary School Maiden, NC
102 Harmony Elementary School Harmony, NC
103 W M Jenkins Elementary School Hickory, NC
104 Winget Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
105 Charles E Boger Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
106 New Hope Elementary School Gastonia, NC
107 Startown Elementary School Newton, NC
108 Crown Point Elementary School Matthews, NC
109 Fairview Elementary School Monroe, NC
110 Trillium Springs Montessori Huntersville, NC
111 Bradford Preparatory School Charlotte, NC
112 Sun Valley Elementary School Monroe, NC
113 Coltrane-Webb Elementary School Concord, NC
114 Balls Creek Elementary School Newton, NC
115 Pitts School Road Elementary School Concord, NC
116 Bostian Elementary School China Grove, NC
117 Mount Pleasant Elementary School Mount Pleasant, NC
118 New Salem Elementary School Marshville, NC
119 Aquadale Elementary School Norwood, NC
120 Iron Station Elementary School Iron Station, NC
121 Croft Community Elementary School Charlotte, NC
122 Shepherd Elementary School Mooresville, NC
123 Oakwood Elementary School Hickory, NC
124 Rock Rest Elementary School Monroe, NC
125 Blythe Elementary School Huntersville, NC
126 Long Creek Elementary School Huntersville, NC
127 North Brook Elementary School Vale, NC
128 Faith Elementary School Faith, NC
129 Lowell Elementary School Lowell, NC
130 Webb A Murray Elementary School Hickory, NC
131 Carolina International School Concord, NC
132 Shuford Elementary School Conover, NC
133 Porter Ridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC
134 Idlewild Elementary School Charlotte, NC
135 Lansdowne Elementary School Charlotte, NC
136 A T Allen Elementary School Concord, NC
137 Mt Ulla Elementary School Mount Ulla, NC
138 Reedy Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
139 Waxhaw Elementary School Waxhaw, NC
140 Pineville Elementary School Pineville, NC
141 Sharon Elementary School Statesville, NC
142 Love Memorial Elementary School Lincolnton, NC
143 Oakboro Elementary School Oakboro, NC
144 Lebanon Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
145 Snow Creek Elementary School Hickory, NC
146 University Meadows Elementary School Charlotte, NC
147 Longview Elementary School Hickory, NC
148 Millbridge Elementary School China Grove, NC
149 Cherryville Elementary School Cherryville, NC
150 Weddington Hills Elementary School Concord, NC
151 Union Grove Elementary School Union Grove, NC
152 Badin Elementary School Badin, NC
153 Rankin Elementary School Mount Holly, NC
154 Joseph W Grier Academy Charlotte, NC
155 First Ward Arts Elementary School Charlotte, NC
156 Lake Wylie Elementary School Charlotte, NC
157 R Brown McAllister Elementary School Concord, NC
158 Robinson Elementary School Gastonia, NC
159 Stanfield Elementary School Stanfield, NC
160 Wolf Meadow Elementary School Concord, NC
161 Sugar Creek Charter School Charlotte, NC
162 Berewick Elementary School Charlotte, NC
163 Forest Park Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
164 Paw Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
165 Shive Elementary School Rockwell, NC
166 Cleveland Elementary School Cleveland, NC
167 Enochville Elementary School China Grove, NC
168 Statesville Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
169 Carl A Furr Elementary School Concord, NC
170 Troutman Elementary School Troutman, NC
171 Shamrock Gardens Elementary School Charlotte, NC
172 Rockwell Elementary School Rockwell, NC
173 Mallard Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
174 Central Elementary School Albemarle, NC
175 Wingate Elementary School Wingate, NC
176 Oxford Elementary School Claremont, NC
177 South Newton Elementary School Newton, NC
178 Pinewood Elementary School Mount Holly, NC
179 Steele Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
180 Woodleaf Elementary School Woodleaf, NC
181 Granite Quarry Elementary School Salisbury, NC
182 McAdenville Elementary School McAdenville, NC
183 Brookside Elementary School Gastonia, NC
184 Pioneer Springs Community School Charlotte, NC
185 Morgan Elementary School Gold Hill, NC
186 Locust Elementary School Locust, NC
187 University Park Creative Arts Charlotte, NC
188 Banoak Elementary School Vale, NC
189 Union Elementary School Wingate, NC
190 Blackburn Elementary School Newton, NC
191 Millingport Elementary School Albemarle, NC
192 Mountain Island Elementary School Charlotte, NC
193 Maiden Elementary School Maiden, NC
194 Norwood Elementary School Norwood, NC
195 Celeste Henkel Elementary School Statesville, NC
196 Bethel Elementary School Midland, NC
197 Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School Charlotte, NC
198 Piney Grove Elementary School Charlotte, NC
199 Chapel Grove Elementary School Gastonia, NC
200 Windsor Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
201 Stoney Creek Elementary School Charlotte, NC
202 River Oaks Academy Charlotte, NC
203 Thornton Elementary School Newton, NC
204 Beverly Hills Elementary School Concord, NC
205 Kiser Elementary School Stanley, NC
206 Hornets Nest Elementary School Charlotte, NC
207 Tryon Elementary School Bessemer City, NC
208 Costner Elementary School Dallas, NC
209 Devonshire Elementary School Charlotte, NC
210 Hawks Nest Intermediate School Gastonia, NC
211 Merry Oaks Elementary School Charlotte, NC
212 Richfield Elementary School Richfield, NC
213 Prospect Elementary School Monroe, NC
214 Catawba Heights Elementary School Belmont, NC
215 Endy Elementary School Albemarle, NC
216 Pinewood Elementary School Charlotte, NC
217 Scotts Elementary School Statesville, NC
218 Blaine Beam Intermediate Cherryville, NC
219 Berryhill School Charlotte, NC
220 Lyle Creek Elementary School Conover, NC
221 Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School Charlotte, NC
222 J H Gunn Elementary School Charlotte, NC
223 Viewmont Elementary School Hickory, NC
224 Carr Elementary School Dallas, NC
225 David Cox Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
226 Winding Springs Elementary School Charlotte, NC
227 Gardner Park Elementary School Gastonia, NC
228 Whitewater Academy Charlotte, NC
229 Rama Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
230 Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
231 Claremont Elementary School Claremont, NC
232 Kiser Intermediate School Lincolnton, NC
233 Sherwood Elementary School Gastonia, NC
234 East Iredell Elementary School Statesville, NC
235 GE Massey Elementary School Lincolnton, NC
236 North Belmont Elementary School Belmont, NC
237 Albemarle Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
238 United Community School Charlotte, NC
239 Jackson Park Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
240 Shady Brook Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
241 Highland Renaissance Academy Charlotte, NC
242 Marshville Elementary School Marshville, NC
243 Kannapolis Intermediate School Kannapolis, NC
244 Catawba Elementary School Catawba, NC
245 W M Irvin Elementary School Concord, NC
246 Invest Collegiate Charlotte, NC
247 H H Beam Elementary School Gastonia, NC
248 Hickory Grove Elementary School Charlotte, NC
249 Landis Elementary School Landis, NC
250 Rocky River Elementary School Concord, NC
251 Forest Heights Elementary School Gastonia, NC
252 KIPP Charlotte Charlotte, NC
253 Battleground Elementary School Lincolnton, NC
254 Hidden Valley Elementary School Charlotte, NC
255 Oakdale Elementary School Charlotte, NC
256 Greenway Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
257 Winecoff Elementary School Concord, NC
258 China Grove Elementary School China Grove, NC
259 Allenbrook Elementary School Charlotte, NC
260 Nations Ford Elementary School Charlotte, NC
261 Third Creek Elementary School Statesville, NC
262 Newell Elementary School Charlotte, NC
263 Briarwood Elementary School Charlotte, NC
264 Hurley Elementary School Salisbury, NC
265 Sedgefield Elementary School Charlotte, NC
266 Winterfield Elementary School Charlotte, NC
267 Isenberg Elementary School Salisbury, NC
268 Billingsville Elementary School Charlotte, NC
269 Montclaire Elementary School Charlotte, NC
270 East Albemarle Elementary School Albemarle, NC
271 Saint Stephens Elementary School Conover, NC
272 Druid Hills Academy Charlotte, NC
273 Success Charter School Statesville, NC
274 Southwest Elementary School Hickory, NC
275 Fred L Wilson Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
276 Reid Park Academy Charlotte, NC
277 Overton Elementary School Salisbury, NC
278 Royal Oaks Elementary School Kannapolis, NC
279 Benton Heights Elementary School Monroe, NC
280 Thomasboro Academy Charlotte, NC
281 Lingerfeldt Elementary School Gastonia, NC
282 Knollwood Elementary School Salisbury, NC
283 East Elementary School Monroe, NC
284 Marie G Davis Military & Global Leadership Academy Charlotte, NC
285 Walter Bickett Elementary School Monroe, NC
286 Tuckaseegee Elementary School Charlotte, NC
287 Cloverleaf Elementary School Statesville, NC
288 Woodhill Elementary School Gastonia, NC
289 Dole Elementary School Salisbury, NC
290 Koontz Elementary School Salisbury, NC
291 Westerly Hills Academy Charlotte, NC
292 Aristotle Preparatory Academy Charlotte, NC
293 Ashley Park PreK-8 School Charlotte, NC
294 Walter G Byers School Charlotte, NC
295 Charlotte Choice Charter School Charlotte, NC
296 Sadler Elementary School Gastonia, NC
297 Community Charter School Charlotte, NC
298 Pleasant Ridge Elementary School Gastonia, NC
299 Bessemer City Central Elementary School Bessemer City, NC
300 N B Mills Elementary School Statesville, NC
301 Sterling Elementary School Pineville, NC
302 North Rowan Elementary School Spencer, NC
303 Bruns Academy Charlotte, NC
304 Kennedy Charter School Charlotte, NC

Rankings for the best elementary schools in the Charlotte area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on elementary school test scores, student data and more.

Top 150 Elementary Schools in Charlotte NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing an Elementary School in the Charlotte Area

When comparing regular Charlotte-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Charlotte Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Charlotte area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: