About Charlotte

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, the 20th largest city in the United States, and home of the nationally ranked Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

In addition to first-class schools, the city offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities; numerous opportunities for continuing higher education; affordable housing; good health care options; diverse performing arts, theater and cultural attractions; high-quality shopping, dining and entertainment; convenient public transportation; unique neighborhoods; professional sports teams, and much more.

Charlotte was ranked Best Place to Live by Relocate-America.com in May 2008 and topped the list of the Most Educated Workforce by Business Facilities, The Location Advisors Magazine in July 2007. According to the City of Charlotte, more than half of the Fortune 500 firms are represented in the city and it’s the second-largest banking center in the nation.

CMS enjoys tremendous support from the Charlotte community, from business and faith-based partnerships to volunteers and mentors. We look forward to welcoming your family to our vibrant, thriving city, and to a school district that understands the importance of community, parents, students and teachers in academic achievement.