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Best High Schools in the Charlotte, NC Area

Best High Schools in Charlotte, NC Area Best High Schools in Charlotte, NC Area

Carolina School Hub provides school rankings and test data on the best high schools in Charlotte, NC and its suburbs. See student growth information, assessment data and independent ratings on 93 high schools in the Charlotte area including Marvin Ridge High School, Providence High School, and Weddington High School. Here you'll find information on high schools in Charlotte and some of its key suburbs including Albemarle NC, Badin NC, and Belmont NC.

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

On this site, you'll find SAT data and/or other assessment information for the best high schools in Charlotte and its suburbs - as well as in other major metro areas in the Carolinas. Use Carolina School Hub as your starting point for researching public high schools in North Carolina and South Carolina. Here you'll also find rankings of the best elementary schools in Charlotte and the best middle schools in Charlotte and its suburbs.



Ranking of Charlotte Area's Best High Schools

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Marvin Ridge High School Waxhaw, NC Regular 9-12
2 Providence High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
3 Weddington High School Matthews, NC Regular 9-12
4 Ardrey Kell High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
5 Gray Stone Day Misenheimer, NC Charter 6-12
6 Lake Norman Charter School Huntersville, NC Charter K-12
7 Central Academy of Technology Monroe, NC Regular 9-12
8 Highland School of Technology Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
9 Cuthbertson High School Waxhaw, NC Regular 9-12
10 Community School of Davidson Davidson, NC Charter K-12
11 Myers Park High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
12 Cox Mill High School Concord, NC Regular 9-12
13 William Amos Hough High School Cornelius, NC Regular 9-12
14 Lincoln Charter School Denver, NC Charter K-12
15 Mountain Island Charter School Mt. Holly, NC Charter K-12
16 Lake Norman High School Mooresville, NC Regular 9-12
17 Union Academy Monroe, NC Charter K-12
18 North Lincoln High School Lincolnton, NC Regular 9-12
19 Langtree Charter Academy Mooresville, NC Charter K-12
20 Northwest School of the Arts Charlotte, NC Regular 6-12
21 Bradford Preparatory School Charlotte, NC Charter K-12
22 South Iredell High School Statesville, NC Regular 9-12
23 Bandys High School Catawba, NC Regular 9-12
24 Hickory Ridge High School Harrisburg, NC Regular 9-12
25 South Point High School Belmont, NC Regular 9-12
26 Piedmont High School Monroe, NC Regular 9-12
27 Queen's Grant Community School Mint Hill, NC Charter K-12
28 Mooresville Senior High School Mooresville, NC Regular 9-12
29 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
30 Saint Stephens High School Hickory, NC Regular 9-12
31 South Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
32 East Lincoln High School Denver, NC Regular 9-12
33 Fred T Foard High School Newton, NC Regular 9-12
34 Porter Ridge High School Indian Trail, NC Regular 9-12
35 Sun Valley High School Monroe, NC Regular 9-12
36 Carson High School China Grove, NC Regular 9-12
37 Piedmont Community Charter School Gastonia, NC Charter K-12
38 Parkwood High School Monroe, NC Regular 9-12
39 East Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
40 Butler High School Matthews, NC Regular 9-12
41 Maiden High School Maiden, NC Regular 9-12
42 Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
43 Northwest Cabarrus High School Concord, NC Regular 9-12
44 Jay M Robinson High School Concord, NC Regular 9-12
45 Stuart W Cramer High School Belmont, NC Regular 9-12
46 Forestview High School Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
47 Mallard Creek High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
48 Concord High School Concord, NC Regular 9-12
49 Cherryville High School Cherryville, NC Regular 9-12
50 North Stanly High School New London, NC Regular 9-12
51 Central Cabarrus High School Concord, NC Regular 9-12
52 Bunker Hill High School Claremont, NC Regular 9-12
53 Hopewell High School Huntersville, NC Regular 9-12
54 Newton-Conover High School Newton, NC Regular 9-12
55 Hickory High School Hickory, NC Regular 9-13
56 Independence High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
57 Career Academy and Technical School Troutman, NC Regular K-12
58 Mount Pleasant High School Mount Pleasant, NC Regular 9-12
59 South Stanly High School Norwood, NC Regular 9-12
60 Charlotte Secondary School Charlotte, NC Charter 6-12
61 West Stanly High School Oakboro, NC Regular 9-12
62 East Rowan High School Salisbury, NC Regular 9-12
63 North Mecklenburg High School Huntersville, NC Regular 9-12
64 East Gaston High School Mount Holly, NC Regular 9-12
65 West Lincoln High School Lincolnton, NC Regular 9-12
66 West Rowan High School Mount Ulla, NC Regular 9-12
67 North Iredell High School Olin, NC Regular 9-12
68 Lincolnton High School Lincolnton, NC Regular 9-12
69 Salisbury High School Salisbury, NC Regular 9-12
70 Olympic High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
71 Carolina International School Concord, NC Charter K-12
72 Ashbrook High School Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
73 Sugar Creek Charter School Charlotte, NC Charter K-12
74 North Gaston High School Dallas, NC Regular 9-12
75 Forest Hills High School Marshville, NC Regular 9-12
76 South Rowan High School China Grove, NC Regular 9-12
77 A L Brown High School Kannapolis, NC Regular 9-12
78 West Iredell High School Statesville, NC Regular 9-12
79 Military and Global Leadership Academy Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
80 Cochrane Collegiate Academy Charlotte, NC Regular 6-12
81 Performance Learning Center Concord, NC Regular 6-12
82 North Rowan High School Spencer, NC Regular 9-12
83 Monroe High School Monroe, NC Regular 9-12
84 Hunter Huss High School Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
85 Albemarle High School Albemarle, NC Regular 9-12
86 Bessemer City High School Bessemer City, NC Regular 9-12
87 Rocky River High School Mint Hill, NC Regular 9-12
88 West Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
89 Zebulon B Vance High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
90 Statesville High School Statesville, NC Regular 9-12
91 Garinger High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
92 West Charlotte High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
93 Harding University High School Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
Rank School Name City
1 Marvin Ridge High School Waxhaw, NC
2 Providence High School Charlotte, NC
3 Weddington High School Matthews, NC
4 Ardrey Kell High School Charlotte, NC
5 Gray Stone Day Misenheimer, NC
6 Lake Norman Charter School Huntersville, NC
7 Central Academy of Technology Monroe, NC
8 Highland School of Technology Gastonia, NC
9 Cuthbertson High School Waxhaw, NC
10 Community School of Davidson Davidson, NC
11 Myers Park High School Charlotte, NC
12 Cox Mill High School Concord, NC
13 William Amos Hough High School Cornelius, NC
14 Lincoln Charter School Denver, NC
15 Mountain Island Charter School Mt. Holly, NC
16 Lake Norman High School Mooresville, NC
17 Union Academy Monroe, NC
18 North Lincoln High School Lincolnton, NC
19 Langtree Charter Academy Mooresville, NC
20 Northwest School of the Arts Charlotte, NC
21 Bradford Preparatory School Charlotte, NC
22 South Iredell High School Statesville, NC
23 Bandys High School Catawba, NC
24 Hickory Ridge High School Harrisburg, NC
25 South Point High School Belmont, NC
26 Piedmont High School Monroe, NC
27 Queen's Grant Community School Mint Hill, NC
28 Mooresville Senior High School Mooresville, NC
29 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School Charlotte, NC
30 Saint Stephens High School Hickory, NC
31 South Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC
32 East Lincoln High School Denver, NC
33 Fred T Foard High School Newton, NC
34 Porter Ridge High School Indian Trail, NC
35 Sun Valley High School Monroe, NC
36 Carson High School China Grove, NC
37 Piedmont Community Charter School Gastonia, NC
38 Parkwood High School Monroe, NC
39 East Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC
40 Butler High School Matthews, NC
41 Maiden High School Maiden, NC
42 Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology Charlotte, NC
43 Northwest Cabarrus High School Concord, NC
44 Jay M Robinson High School Concord, NC
45 Stuart W Cramer High School Belmont, NC
46 Forestview High School Gastonia, NC
47 Mallard Creek High School Charlotte, NC
48 Concord High School Concord, NC
49 Cherryville High School Cherryville, NC
50 North Stanly High School New London, NC
51 Central Cabarrus High School Concord, NC
52 Bunker Hill High School Claremont, NC
53 Hopewell High School Huntersville, NC
54 Newton-Conover High School Newton, NC
55 Hickory High School Hickory, NC
56 Independence High School Charlotte, NC
57 Career Academy and Technical School Troutman, NC
58 Mount Pleasant High School Mount Pleasant, NC
59 South Stanly High School Norwood, NC
60 Charlotte Secondary School Charlotte, NC
61 West Stanly High School Oakboro, NC
62 East Rowan High School Salisbury, NC
63 North Mecklenburg High School Huntersville, NC
64 East Gaston High School Mount Holly, NC
65 West Lincoln High School Lincolnton, NC
66 West Rowan High School Mount Ulla, NC
67 North Iredell High School Olin, NC
68 Lincolnton High School Lincolnton, NC
69 Salisbury High School Salisbury, NC
70 Olympic High School Charlotte, NC
71 Carolina International School Concord, NC
72 Ashbrook High School Gastonia, NC
73 Sugar Creek Charter School Charlotte, NC
74 North Gaston High School Dallas, NC
75 Forest Hills High School Marshville, NC
76 South Rowan High School China Grove, NC
77 A L Brown High School Kannapolis, NC
78 West Iredell High School Statesville, NC
79 Military and Global Leadership Academy Charlotte, NC
80 Cochrane Collegiate Academy Charlotte, NC
81 Performance Learning Center Concord, NC
82 North Rowan High School Spencer, NC
83 Monroe High School Monroe, NC
84 Hunter Huss High School Gastonia, NC
85 Albemarle High School Albemarle, NC
86 Bessemer City High School Bessemer City, NC
87 Rocky River High School Mint Hill, NC
88 West Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC
89 Zebulon B Vance High School Charlotte, NC
90 Statesville High School Statesville, NC
91 Garinger High School Charlotte, NC
92 West Charlotte High School Charlotte, NC
93 Harding University High School Charlotte, NC

Rankings for the best high 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 test scores, student data and more.

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


High Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties:

Deciding on a High School

Deciding which Charlotte area high school is best for your child requires consideration of a number of factors. Most area high schools offer a well-rounded curriculum, without an area of true specialization. Others may be more specialized in terms of their curriculum.

In addition, some high schools in Charlotte and its North Carolina suburbs offer a wide range of sports and other extracurricular activities, while others offer a more limited set of opportunities. One size does not fit all when it comes to choosing a high school in the Charlotte area.