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Total Number of Schools
2019-20 Total number of schools – 175*
Elementary Schools

94 Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

46 Middle Schools
Davidson Elementary: Is counted at the highest grade level with the addition of grade 6 for the 2019-20 school year

High Schools

32 High Schools

Special Programs/Schools

3 Special Program sites:
Metro School; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Academy; Turning Point Academy
Lincoln Heights Academy: Renamed as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Academy and opening at a new location

 *Schools with multiple levels are counted at their highest grade level.  For example, Northwest School of the Arts is counted in the high school category although it includes grades 6-12.  It is not included in the middle school total count.

Number of Schools in CMS 17-18.pdf

Number of Schools in CMS 18-19.pdf

Number of Schools in CMS 19-20.pdf

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