Best Schools in Charlotte NC

Determining the best schools in the Greater Charlotte area is not an easy task. Of course Google helps but usually “the best schools in Charlotte” lists is ranked from test scores. I’ve compiled a list of the best schools based on test scores, teacher-parent interaction, student improvement and extra-curricular activities.

Overall the Charlotte public school system has a rating of 6 out of 10 according to However, this number is overachieved by many public,private, and charter schools in the area that has ratings of 8 to 10. Most of these higher rated schools are in certain areas. Some are rated higher because of their magnet programs and others are rated higher due to more support from parents/community. Check out the list of schools in each category below:


South Charlotte:  South Charlotte Middle, Bain Elementary, Carmel Middle, Providence High, Jay M Robinson Middle, Providence Spring Elementary, Community House Middle, Ardrey Kell High, Elon Park Elementary, Ballantyne Elementary, Palisades Park Elementary, Myers Park High, South Mecklenburg High, Endhaven Elementary, Polo Ridge Elementary, Beverly Woods Elementary

North Charlotte: Mallard Creek High, Ridge Road Middle School, Croft Elementary, Reedy Creek Elementary, Joseph W Grier Academy, Harris Road Middle,

Magnet Programs

Morehead STEM Elementary, Northwest School of the Arts, Waddell Language Academy, Oaklawn Language Academy, Piedmont Open Middle School, Chantilly Montessori, Myers Park Traditional Elementary, Central Academy of Tech, Piedmont IB Middle, Collinswood Language Academy

Charter Schools

Corvian Community Charter, Lake Norman Charter, Moutain Island Charter, Kipp-Charlotte, Socrates Academy, Bradford Preparatory, Queen City STEM, Metroline Regional Scholars’ Academy, Pine Lake Prep School,

Private Schools

Countryside Montessori, St. Gabriel Catholic School, Providence Day School, Charlotte Latin School, Anami Montessori, Back Creek Christian Academy, Northside Christian Academy, Victory Christian Center


The data to compile this list came from,, and surveys.

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