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