Welcome to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where we combine academic rigor with rich opportunities in the arts and humanities to prepare every student to compete locally, nationally and internationally. Our focus is on the development of the total student – academically, culturally and socially. CMS, one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has the resources and expertise to identify the strengths and unique needs of each student while providing a learning environment that is challenging, enriching and supportive. 

Student achievement cannot take place without great teaching. We attract and retain enthusiastic and ambitious teachers and educational staff. We rank among the top five districts nationally in the number of both new and total number of teachers earning National Board Certification. We provide professional-development opportunities and teacher-incentive programs that strengthen skills and foster innovative teaching methods and concepts that improve instruction. 

If you’ve already moved to Charlotte, or are thinking about relocating, the links on the left can provide you with important information and resources to help you learn more about our nationally recognized district and the Charlotte community. We look forward to welcoming your family to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.