#1 Public School: Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
This K-8 charter school has just under 400 students, making its student to teacher ratio 13:1. Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy provides highly gifted students with opportunities to strengthen intellectual, social, and emotional learning. The application process is rigorous, and involves an open house, admission’s process, and testing. However, the process is worth it to ensure your child becomes a part of Charlotte’s best public school.
#2 Public School: Community School of Davidson
Located north of Charlotte, the Community School of Davidson is recognized as the second best public school for elementary students, and the third best charter high school in North Carolina. This K-12 charter school has an average ACT score of 28, an average SAT score of 1200, and is notable for its emphasis on artistic and athletic opportunities alongside excellent academic performance.
#3 Public School: Pleasant Knoll Elementary School
This K-5 public school is third on our list of best public schools in the Charlotte Area, and is located in Fort Mill, South Carolina. It has 550 students, and with a student to teacher ratio of 13:1.
#1 Private School: Charlotte Country Day School
Ranked the #1 private high school in the Charlotte area, and the second best private K-12 school in North Carolina, Charlotte Country Day School is at the top of our list. With a student to teacher ratio of 8:1, an average ACT score of 31, and a 100% graduation rate, this school will provide your child with the best education Charlotte can offer. Additionally, arts are integral to this school’s curriculum, allowing students to explore their creativity to the fullest.
#2 Private School: Providence Day School
For the past two years, Providence Day School has seen its alumni go above and beyond, with acceptances to all eight Ivy League universities. In fact, after graduation, 100% of students that graduate from this school attend a 4-year college. However, being one of the best comes with a steep price, with tuition to this K-12 school costing up to $24,030 a year.
#3 Private School: Charlotte Latin School
With a yearly tuition of $22,340, this private school is third on our list and the fourth best private K-12 school in the state. With an average SAT score of 1360, a 100% graduation rate (with all graduates attending a 4-year university), and an excellent location just south of Charlotte, it’s no surprise Charlotte Latin School has made the list.